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THERE is a great deal of pain and hurt being so unnecessarily revisited within the LGBTIQ community as a result of this postal survey.
In many cases the trauma of an experience of discrimination that many would’ve hoped was well behind them is being brought back so quickly and so cruelly.
Two men should be condemned for this: Tony Abbott for proposing the original plebiscite concept and Malcolm Turnbull for continuing with the concept culminating in the farcical postal survey.
This should always have been a vote in Parliament.
The LGBTIQ community’s warnings of the problems the vote would bring were ignored.
If you think I am overstating the hurt have a look at these comments on the hashtag on Twitter #Theygettovote where people are telling of their shocking experiences.
The government is so callous that it deems it appropriate for the entire Australian adult population to “have their say” on whether an already marginalised section of our community should have equal rights under the law. Turnbull and Abbott read those tweets and hang your heads in shame. ANDREW CATSARAS
GAVE my choice much more thought than it deserved, then marked the “No” box and posted it back. What a relief.
Can we get onto something important now, like nuclear power? DAVID HALL, LABRADOR
WAS thinking since we get to vote on same-sex marriage we could also vote to stop paying the politicians once they are out of politics.
Yes, we know that won’t happen but I bet if it was we would have better ones as they would know if they don’t do a good job they won’t have one and no more money. JAMIE WITH all this talk about bike paths instead of rail in the Northern Rivers, it seems to be forgotten that action is needed on climate change.
Reintroducing rail is essential to reducing emissions. Rail has been neglected for 40 years.
The transport sector is the nation’s biggest energy user.
Some 87 per cent of emissions are from road transport. Cars account for 49 per cent.
Rail is a highly efficient, low-friction mode of transport. In many cases, by using less energy, rail can give significant emission reductions compared to road transport.
We should immediately repair the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line for passenger and freight use. With a surplus of over $4 billion the NSW government could easily do this. BETH SHELLEY, BOOERIE CREEK
WHAT a night! A big thank you to everyone who helped make opening night of 19Karen gallery’s September show such fun.
Amazing art, delicious food, great music and so many of our wonderful friends and supporters.
And our three wonderful artists all in attendance. If you missed out, the show will run until October 7. TERRI LEW, GALLERY DIRECTOR, 19KAREN, MERMAID BEACH