To the Editor SMH
I am confused as to why the organized and wealthy churches are demanding funding for the proposed plebiscite, whilst the Gay Community, not renowned for its cohesiveness; is vehemently opposed. (PM’S team divided over Plebiscite money, SMH 12 September 2016)
The cost and usefulness of this Plebiscite, is already seriously under question and now; the Religious Right want the population as a whole to pick up the tab for their proposed Hate campaign.
Can we please have a Plebiscite to decide whether the Plebiscite should be publicly funded?
I am absolutely certain, that Plebiscite; would return a resounding NO vote.
Terri Butler is quite right; “the plebiscite is going from bad to worse”, perhaps; “from the ridiculous to the totally ludicrous” would be a better aphorism.
How can anyone justify spending public money to support either side of this unneeded and already costly, exercise?