Statement on Marriage Equality

The newCardigan Committee were disappointed by the recent High Court decision to allow the Marriage Law voluntary postal survey to proceed. This unnecessary survey has already been hurtful and dangerous for LGBTQI+ Australians before it has even begun. We recognise that this time is especially hard for our LGBTQI+ friends and colleagues.

newCardigan provides an environment where everyone is welcome. We are a diverse community from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. To ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and enriching experience, we ask newCardigan community members to bring a spirit of respect and friendly inquiry to all interactions.

It is clear to us that holding a national postal survey on whether all loving couples should have the same rights is not compatible with an enjoyable and enriching experience, nor with respectful inquiry.

To our LGBTQI+ colleagues: We are with you.
To the newCardigan community: Please vote ‘Yes’.
And to our Parliament: JFDI.

Justine Hanna
Nik McGrath
Hugh Rundle
Andrew Kelly
Clare Presser

For action on marriage equality: