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Oh for an Australian of the Year who unites us!
Thursday, January 28, 2016

2016 Australian of the Year, former Chief of Army David Morrison


“The Australian of the Year award ought to reflect and unite this great nation,” FamilyVoice Australia national director Dr David Phillips said today.  “Yet it seems to have become a platform for social engineers!”

Dr Phillips said the latest appointee, former Army Chief David Morrison, has used his new position to promote his divisive political views on marriage and our constitutional system.

“There was a good reason why a majority of Australians in all states defeated the 1999 republic referendum,” he said.  “They didn’t want the kind of republic that the politicians were offering.

“They still don’t.  Our constitutional system is one of the most stable in the world.  As the saying goes, If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

“And there are good reasons for continuing to define marriage as a lifelong, exclusive voluntary union of one man and one woman – the basis of the natural family since the beginning of history.

“Children have a deep longing to know where they come from, but legalising same-sex ‘marriage’ says their rights are not important,” Dr Phillips said.  “And if marriage is only about ‘love’, there is no logical reason why paedophiles cannot marry children, brothers marry sisters, or men marry many women and vice versa.

"David Morrison's idea that we should redefine marriage and rewrite our national leadership framework is not as simple as he seems to think,” Dr Phillips said.  “I urge him to listen respectfully to all points of view.”


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