SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND MEDICARE
MEMBER FOR BALLARAT
SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGEING AND MENTAL HEALTH
MEMBER FOR FRANKLIN
SENATOR LOUISE PRATT
SENATOR FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES AND EQUALITY
SCOTT MORRISON MUST SHOW LEADERSHIP ON GAY CONVERSION
Scott Morrison must show some leadership, stand up to the Liberal Party reactionaries and unequivocally condemn gay conversion “therapy”.
Real leaders don’t just wash their hands of serious problems and say ‘that’s got nothing to do with me’. They take a stand.
Gay conversion has been thoroughly discredited by the experts. But it’s not just harmless quackery - it’s dangerous and sometimes deadly.
Labor is taking a stand against this practice, which the World Medical Association has called a serious threat to the health and human rights of those subjected to it.
Homosexuality is not some kind of disorder that requires a cure.
Malcolm Turnbull, Greg Hunt and Michael McCormack have all failed to condemn this abhorrent practice in recent months.
Now Scott Morrison too has deferred to the right wing of his party instead of backing the experts and the LGBITQ community.
This practice should be banned. Morrison and Hunt should show some leadership and work with the states to outlaw it.
If they’re too weak to do that, Labor will work with the states to implement a ban in Government.