We won’t be silenced on Marriage Equality

South Brisbane is one of the most progressive seats in the Queensland Parliament. It’s a community of old working class suburbs that over time have formed a unique and vibrant culture of activism, art and academia. Many thought this would mean the anger and vitriolic bigotry of the marriage equality postal survey would seem a world away. Nothing could be further from reality. Last week, Queensland Police announced they were investigating four separate incidents in my electorate targeting houses displaying Vote Yes materials. Crimes ranged from swastikas being spray painted on fences to rocks being thrown through windows. These...

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