As the dust settles on the plebiscite being voted down, we must not pause or stop.
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This weekend marks 12 years since the Howard Government amended the Marriage Act to legislate the exclusion of same-sex couples from the celebration of marriage. While we still have a long way to go, it is important to celebrate the progress that has seen significant support grow for marriage equality.
The criminal approach discourages young people seeking help if they get sick, criminalises low-level users who cause no harm and punishes people who have serious problems, rarely reaching the traffickers and suppliers.