Senator Eric Abetz

Liberal Senator for Tasmania

Marriage Report

Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has made Additional Comments to the Report of the Senate’s Committee Inquiry into Marriage, tabled in the Senate today.

The Exposure Draft Bill prepared by the Attorney-General which was released in conjunction with a potential plebiscite was referred to this Senate Select Committee for consideration.

”Marriage has been the bedrock institution of our society for millennia especially designed to protect children. As such, any redefinition of marriage would have far reaching effects throughout our legal system, and society at large and therefore must be approached with caution, restraint and rationality, things that have been sadly missing from the public arguments proposing change,” Senator Abetz said in the report.

“The Australian people are entitled to be told the full extent of the consequences of any proposed change.”

“The Committee report helps highlight the consequences of change and exposes the shallowness and glibness of the campaign to change the definition of marriage. It would be no small matter. Even the Attorney General’s Department was unable to say with any accuracy how many other Commonwealth Acts would need to be consequently amended.”

Senator Abetz’s additional comments can be accessed here.

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