Monday, 9 April 2012

you can SPEAK NOW

Alex Greenwich, of Australian Marriage Equality, has drawn our attention to an anonymous online survey by which a committee of the Australian federal parliament's House of Representatives is trying to gauge community attitudes to proposed changes in the Marriage Act.

The House of Reps 'standing committee on social policy and legal affairs' is encouraging all interested parties to express their views on the TWO marriage bills before the House.  The committee will then provide a report to  Parliament summarising the issues and contributions to the inquiry.  The Bills will then be debated in the House of Representatives.

Last week opponents of same-sex marriage asked for 80,000 people to complete the survey, so it's a good opportunity to counter that negative push and demonstrate that there are many more people concerned to grant equal status to all Australian citizens.

You can take the survey online at:

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=spla/bill%20marriage/index.htm
Alternatively, your views and comments can be sent to the Committee via email: splamarriagebills@aph.gov.au

or posted to:

Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee,
House of Representatives,
PO Box 6021,
Parliament House,
Canberra ACT 2600. 

The closing date for responses to the inquiry is 20 April 2012.

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