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Monday, 7 November 2016
Page: 2851

Human Rights

Our children deserve to know they are loved and accepted. All of them. We have the fourth highest suicide rate among comparable countries:

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/2f7 62f95845417   aeca25706c00834efa/c8b4c69ec061 acddca2570ec00785dc2

Further debate serves only to harass a vulnerable group in our community. The overwhelming majority of Australians support or at the very least tolerate this. Singling out a group to deny human rights is discrimination and against the Australian culture and the spirit of our laws. Same-sex couples already raise children in our society, the dwindling primary vote for our major parties reflects the gap between Australian ' s expectations and what our parliament does. We are all Australians. We are all people. Our society treats each other with respect and love. Our politicians should, too.

from 15 citizens.