Greg Clark writes: Re. “Seven things we could use $15m for instead of funding plebiscite arguments” (yesterday). Now let me get this straight.
The government wants to give $7.5 million of the taxes that we pay to a group that doesn’t pay taxes — the churches and the Australian Christian Lobby — to oppose marriage equality, which the majority of Australians support.
Then voting in the plebiscite will be compulsory for us, but if the majority of Australians vote in favour of marriage equality, those members of the government who disagree with marriage equality and who we pay over $190,000 per year to represent us can scuttle the whole thing.
Brilliant strategy Malcolm.