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For me, this is deeply personal.
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There is no doubt that many want to argue their position against marriage equality in good faith, but a plebiscite -- especially one with a $7.5 million campaign megaphone -- would give a licence for the cowards to target the LGBTIQ community.
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We need a model that recognises the overwhelming benefits of public transport for congestion, for social equity, for our economy, and our health and the health of our cities and our planet.
It is about time forests management followed the rest of us into the 21st century by making the full transition to a wood and paper industries fully reliant on plantations. We need an urgent and comprehensive reassessment of how we manage our forests.
For the good of the wellbeing of our children, we need to get over this notion that a child needs a mother and a father to reach their potential. There is absolutely no scientific basis for concluding that LGBTIQ parents are any less fit or capable than heterosexual parents. None at all.