Media Releases


November 15, 2017

Today’s result demonstrates that the people of Braddon, Tasmanians and Australians have expressed their support for marriage equality.

54% of people in Braddon who completed the survey said yes.

Federal Member for Braddon, Justine Keay, said, “I am so proud that both sides of this debate in Braddon conducted themselves in a respectful way.

Labor is respectful of those different views and has ensured that the consensus legislation that will be put to the parliament will protect religious freedom.

The legislation should reflect the diverse views that exist in the community.

The Parliament must now get on and legislate for marriage equality before Christmas.

I congratulate LGBTIQ Australians and their allies who have campaigned for decades for equality under the law.

In 2009, Tasmanian Labor was the first branch of the Australian Labor Party to enshrine marriage equality in our platform.

It is time for Australia to now join this list.