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Jeremy Hanson FTW!

By johnboy 9 December 2008 67

Just heard on the ABC that the new Liberal MLA, Jeremy Hanson, has used his maiden speech in the Assembly to assert his support for a woman’s right to choose and gay and lesbian civil unions.

Hardly revolutionary, but sadly unusual to hear from the mis-named “Liberals”.

Now if he can convince the rest of the party they might be in with a show.

Lucky he’s got four years to work on it.

UPDATED: The report is now online.

    “I support a women’s right to choose, and I’m encouraged to serve in an Assembly where nearly 50 per cent of its members are women,” he said.

    “I believe in advancing the rights for gay and lesbian people.”

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Thumper 1:11 pm 14 Feb 13

Robertson said :

NickD said :

deezagood said :

It may not be/have been a huge election issue, but I find Jeremy’s willingness to speak up, publically, on these issues very refreshing.

On the other hand, lots of Liberals do share the same views, and are genuinely socially liberal so this is hardly a new development. The problem for the libs is that these voices of electoral sanity are a minority within the party.

Meanwhile in the UK, the Tory party passed their gay marriage bill.

In Australia, we seem determined to let ignorant wannabe tea-party-fundamentalist-Republicans hijack our Liberal party.

Just a quick reality check my friend.

Gillard is in power and she is against gay marriage.

It is that simple.

And just to send your mind completely into meltdown, I totally support gay marriage.

Sorry JB 🙂

Robertson 12:56 pm 14 Feb 13

NickD said :

deezagood said :

It may not be/have been a huge election issue, but I find Jeremy’s willingness to speak up, publically, on these issues very refreshing.

On the other hand, lots of Liberals do share the same views, and are genuinely socially liberal so this is hardly a new development. The problem for the libs is that these voices of electoral sanity are a minority within the party.

Meanwhile in the UK, the Tory party passed their gay marriage bill.

In Australia, we seem determined to let ignorant wannabe tea-party-fundamentalist-Republicans hijack our Liberal party.

Madam Cholet 5:01 pm 11 Feb 13

Holden Caulfield said :

Bump.

It will be very interesting to see where Hanson leads the local Libs.

He’ll have a tough time leading the rabid right, especially now that Coe is deputy. Wish him well as he’s a good guy and deserves what he has achieved. He will have to watch his back with Coe so close though.

Holden Caulfield 3:35 pm 11 Feb 13

Bump.

It will be very interesting to see where Hanson leads the local Libs.

jakez 7:47 pm 15 Dec 08

Okay, well after obtaining and reading a copy of Coe’s speech, I have to say ‘meh’.

It’s socially conservative for sure but I found it to be pretty uncontroversial. As a libertarian I have to say I thought ‘I don’t agree with this bit’ however I wasn’t particularly offended (well beyond the usual offence that I take from most politics).

Still waiting for a copy of Hanson’s speech.

Don’t worry, I’ll give you all the chance to vote for a true liberal one day 😉

NickD 5:13 pm 10 Dec 08

deezagood said :

It may not be/have been a huge election issue, but I find Jeremy’s willingness to speak up, publically, on these issues very refreshing.

On the other hand, lots of Liberals do share the same views, and are genuinely socially liberal so this is hardly a new development. The problem for the libs is that these voices of electoral sanity are a minority within the party.

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