I confirm that I am a co-sponsor of a Bill on this issue.
My position in support of same-sex marriage is well known and long standing.
I am also on record as saying that it saddens me that some people have sought to exploit this issue for political gain. I will not participate in such a process.
Marriage is fundamentally an expression of love and should not be an issue that divides us. For this reason, if for no other, this issue must be dealt with carefully, responsibly and in a respectful manner.
Federal Member for Brisbane, the Hon Teresa Gambaro MP, has today welcomed the start of the Australian Government’s new employment service – jobactive.
“jobactive is the Government’s new $6.8 billion employment service which will help more job seekers in our region to find and keep a job.
“Through jobactive, local job seekers can receive help to prepare a resume, look for work, prepare for interviews and undertake training and work experience that will improve their chances of finding a job.