Freedoms are vital

The people’s verdict on redefining marriage is not a licence for the Parliament to jettison long established freedoms and rights. There has rightly been much discussion about the freedoms that require protecting. While many have sought to take a simplistic approach to have very limited religious protections for those who have a religious belief, not enough attention has been paid to the broader protections that are required because there are literally millions of decent men and women who respectfully don’t support same-sex marriage and hold their view in good faith and not born from religion.

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We’re headed for a debt disaster

The Government’s release of the Final Budget Outcome from the 2016-17 Financial Year is welcome and demonstrates that there are green-shoots in the economy. I'm pleased the Government has made further inroads in dealing with the deficit disaster but clearly more needs to be done.

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About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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