Why is the Federal Government getting involved in the get together conference?
The Federal Government has been asked to put up signage in Canberra telling people the government will not allow any “anti-family” rallies to take place, following reports the Government had decided to ban gatherings that included children.
Key points:The Government is asking for people to tell the Government if they plan to attend the Get Together Conference at Parliament House on January 25This request is in response to a statement by a senior Labor stafferOn Monday, the Government’s Deputy Leader Julie Bishop said she had asked the Speaker of the House of Representatives to ban any such gatherings.
The message is not the message of the Government, Ms Bishop said, because it “has never asked for people’s attendance”.
“We want people to come out and let their views be heard, but we are not going to allow any anti-family gatherings,” she said.
Ms Bishop said the Government was asking for the Speaker to ban the gatherings, but it had not been formally asked to do so.
“It’s something that is being put out to the public by the Speaker, but I don’t know that we’ve asked for it, but what I’ve seen is that she has not asked for that,” she told Sky News on Monday.
“She’s been asked for the same thing.”
Ms Bishop has said she was unaware of the wording of the message.
In a statement on Monday, Labor’s deputy leader, Julie Bishop, said she asked the House Speaker to impose a ban on gatherings where children were present.
“The Government will not tolerate any rallies that involve children or promote the anti-Family ideology that has been so clearly identified by the Minister for Children,” Ms Bishop wrote.
“Labor will not be attending any rallies where we are present.”
Ms Church, who is the head of the Family Law Institute, said the message from the Speaker was disappointing.
“What is disappointing is the lack of clarity that they’ve been given about what it means to be a pro-family speaker,” she says.
“And there’s a great deal of confusion about what those pro-life and pro-child speakers are doing in the community.”
Ms Anglica, who represents the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said that she was not aware of any ban on anti-marriage rallies in her area.
“We are not the Government.
The government is the Government of Australia,” she tells Sky News.”
They are the Government that has the power to do this.”
I think it’s a bit worrying that there is a lack of communication from the Government.
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