AME rejects public funding for campaigning in event of a plebiscite in Australia

Australian Marriage Equality Monday said it does not believe taxpayer’s money should be provided to the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaign in the event of a plebiscite.

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“We did not ask for a plebiscite, but if one is imposed upon us we do not think Australian taxpayers should pay for the respective campaigns”, Chair of Australian Marriage Equality, Alex Greenwich said.

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“$160 million is expensive enough and we don’t think its right that more public money is added to the cost of a plebiscite”, he said.

“Australian Marriage Equality does not believe we need public funding for Australians to be able to have a conversation about equality for all that takes from no one.

Marriage equality is about ensuring every Australian has the opportunity to reach their potential, marry the person they love and build a secure and committed future.

“If we are faced with a plebiscite it’s important that supporters of marriage equality come together and run a positive, inclusive and respectful campaign that reflects our shared Australian values of a fair go for everyone”, Mr Greenwich said.

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