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June 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Legislate Same Sex Marriage

Hey all, add your voice to the 'GetUp' - Legislate for Love Campaign...


Legislate Same Sex Marriage

Added by Grumpy Lesbian on June 17, 2011 at 11:01 — No Comments

Something small that made a big difference

I am a teacher. I've worked in all different places: pre-schools, primary schools, high schools; mainstream schools, behavioural schools, special education schools, cultural schools. As someone in a same-sex relationship, I've discovered that each place has reacted to me in different ways. I've been accepted and ostracised; I've felt safe and felt targeted. I've been told to keep my 'weakness' from damaging the school, and that it's ok to discuss relationships with children, as long as…


Added by Kimby on June 14, 2011 at 0:00 — 5 Comments

A Further Political Conversation

Having sent emails to Government representatives, I thought it time to see how the opposition felt about the issues I was raising.  So I sent the following email to Mr Andrews:


Dear Mr Andrews

I am writing to you as Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services as I believe the issue I am raising with you would fit within the purview of your portfolio.

On the 17th of May this year, the world observed the International Day Against…


Added by Andre Stoffels on June 11, 2011 at 11:10 — 2 Comments

1600 views... and some strategies to talk about!

Walking the Talk

So I figured it was time! Some weeks ago I managed to secure an appointment with the very busy Federal Liberal member for Boothby, Andrew Southcott. We met today... These are some of my thoughts...

The Meeting

Andrew (Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Primary Healthcare) was quick to establish that ‘this issue is a difficult one for the Liberal Party and for me personally’ ...but he nevertheless made an effort…


Added by Rainbow Family Tree on June 10, 2011 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

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