I've written about the intellectual poverty of the arguments against Marriage Equality elsewhere, but the issue continues to amaze me. This week’s antics by Tony Abbott, made me wonder is anyone actually advising him at the moment with an eye to public perception.
Aside from alienating members of his own party with his staunch refusal to allow a conscience vote and his insistence that National Party MPs be included in the party room vote to bolster his numbers, Abbott also comes out again looking like a liar. Only a few months ago, after Ireland’s successful referendum, he was asked if he would consider a similar referendum in Australia and replied that under the constitution parliament was the proper forum to debate any change to the Marriage Act. Now, seeing that he does not have the support in parliament, he has turned back towards a referendum.
I realised that the website was getting a little difficult to keep track of and people would have no way of keeping track of which new posts were recent. I will use this page to display links to any new articles from now on.