Christopher Pyne’s boast that the Turnbull Government had a plan to trash its election promise not to change the Marriage Act without a people’s vote is further evidence of the contempt some politicians hold for voters.
Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton said voters expect better of senior government ministers and it is no wonder so many have switched off the mainstream parties.
“When it comes to the priorities of political elites, integrity does not seem to matter. It seems Mr Pyne has learned nothing from Trump, Brexit, Hanson and Bernardi.
“With Labor promising to legislate same-sex marriage and fund programs that teach children their gender is fluid, Mr Pyne is now making the Liberal Party unattractive to voters who wish to see marriage and gender norms preserved in public policy,” Mr Shelton said.
“There is an urgent need for Australia’s political leaders to win back the trust of a disillusioned and cynical electorate. Boasting of breaking election promises is not the way to do this,” Mr Shelton said.