MARRIAGE EQUALITY DECISION
I welcome the decision of the Australian people to support marriage equality.
This is a great outcome for the LGBTQI community in our region and I congratulate them for the outstanding campaign they conducted locally.
It is now incumbent upon the Turnbull Government to get on and legislate for what is the clear preference of Australians as expressed in this survey.
My fear however is that the Government will get bogged down as its right wing faction does everything it can to undermine the wishes of the Australian community.
Parliament must proceed swiftly to pass marriage equality legislation.
Labor stands ready to play its part.