Labor and the Greens’ hijacking of the Justice and Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018 has seen it so drastically changed, that it no longer resembles the Bill the Government introduced.
The Tasmanian Government strongly opposed the amendments, which by Labor and the Greens’ own admission fell outside the scope of the Bill.
Make no mistake, this amended Bill contains legally untested, unconsulted and highly problematic changes that we could not support.
The deeply flawed amendments to the Bill demonstrate once again, that Labor is captured by the left, so much so that they are almost indistinguishable from the Greens.
In less than 24 hours Labor have gone from refusing to publicly release their amendments regarding gender on birth certificates, to pushing them through the Parliament.
We maintain our view that the reforms proposed by Labor and the Greens should be referred to the Tasmania Law Reform Institute for proper consideration.
That is how these types of reforms should be considered.