It would be an understatement to say the last two weeks have been a roller coaster ride and the current landscape we face, is frustrating for us all. We are going to continue to exhaust every avenue, both legal and political, to prevent this unnecessary, unwanted, expensive, non-binding process.
That said, we face the prospect of this postal plebiscite being foisted upon us. The Equality Campaign has a duty to do all that we can to win this both for LGBTI people and also for the clear majority of Australians who support us.
We are going to grow rapidly over the next few weeks to meet that need and I am delighted to be able to tell you all that we are bringing in Tim Gartrell to be our campaign director. His political campaigning background, including Kevin07 and leading the recognise referendum preparation, will be invaluable to us and, reflects our commitment to giving this campaign our everything.
We are committed to a respectful campaign based on conversations whether they are at the kitchen table or in the workplace. This is ultimately about real people's dignity and place in society - marriage equality is not a what it is a who. We will reflect the dignity and respect we seek as we campaign.