Last week Star Observer ran this story about our trip to Canberra and I shared it on social media. This version – with added pics – is for the record and all the non social media peeps. The girls cartwheel across the Parliament forecourt as Corin parkours up the surrounding sloping walls. Given the events […]
Australian Marriage Equality
Thanks for the ride peeps!
If you are on the Australian Equality Party mailing list or are a Facebook friend, you may have already read this in a Newsletter or Note. This blog is for everyone else, and especially for my Canadian in-laws, who stay in touch by blog – and who’ve been extremely supportive of this venture. It’s also […]
The Rainbow Families’ Plebiscite Campaign
Recently, I was asked to present at the Australian Progress FWD+Organise event in Sydney on the Rainbow Families’ Plebiscite Campaign. The Rainbow Families’ campaign was led by Felicity Marlowe and was part of a bigger anti-plebiscite campaign coordinated by Rodney Croome, Ivan Hinton-Teoh and Shelley Argent. Since then, I’ve been asked by a number of […]
Why exactly did Howard change the Marriage Act when he did?
There have been a number of references in recent weeks to the original changes to the Marriage Act in 2004. Those changes were implemented in response to a specific series of events which I want to set down here. As has been noted many times, there was no plebiscite, just a swift and decisive change […]
An open letter to the kids of rainbow families who went to Parliament this week
Yesterday I travelled to Canberra with a group of Rainbow Families to urge parliamentarians to block enabling legislation for a plebiscite in the Senate. The main aim of the day was to give our kids a voice and an opportunity to talk about how a plebiscite would affect them. The kids were fantastic and, as […]