Equal funding for the Yes and No case is needed so voters can hear both sides of the story
“The meaning of marriage is a fundamental issue – and Australians deserve to have a say, just as they did on the republic question 17 years ago,” FamilyVoice research officer Ros Phillips said today.
“Moreover, the Yes and No cases for the proposed plebiscite deserve equal public funding, just as they received in 1999.
“The recent cries of ‘No funding for either side!’ have often come from those who hypocritically support public funding for political parties in election campaigns – costing taxpayers far more money.”
Ros Phillips said surveys show that Australian journalists are overwhelmingly anti-conservative. Opinion pieces supporting same-sex marriage greatly outnumber those against. TV stations have refused to screen even gently worded, pre-paid ads for natural marriage.
“We urgently need a level playing field for this important debate,” Ros Phillips said. “A few million dollars would not break the bank, but would give Australians the chance to hear both sides of the story. What are same-sex activists so afraid of?”
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