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Remove Senator Fierravanti-Wells From The Shadow Mental Health Portfolio

    1. Troy Simpson
    2. Petition by

      Troy Simpson

      Fraser ACT, Australia

Decades of psychological research links marriage to mental health benefits and, conversely, highlights the harm of social exclusion to people’s mental health. As a result, the Australian Psychological Society (and other mental health groups) support the full recognition of same-sex relationships.

Yet our Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, not only opposes same-sex marriage, but also speaks with open hostility on the subject, questioning whether gay couples "even intend on staying in a monogamous relationship" and linking gay marriage with "concepts repugnant, abhorrent and destructive", such as polygamy.

The Senator's openly hostile opposition to same-sex marriage and her offensive aspersions are incompatible with her role as our likely next Minister for Mental Health. If Tony Abbott forced Cory Bernardi to resign for his comments on same-sex marriage, then he must also seek Fierravanti-Wells' resignation from the Mental Health Portfolio.

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    Reasons for signing

    • John Morgan AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Senator Fierravanti-Wells scares me.

      • over 1 year ago

      A minister of the Australian parliament should support the rights of all Australians independent of his/her own beliefs.

      Please remove the Senator from this important portfolio.

    • Jackie Nowell AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Love between humans is still love, why should it matter what gender they are. I have a gay son and it hurts me to think that he might have to fight bigotry and prejudice just so he can enjoy the right to legally marry, with all the legal benefits that hetero couples take for granted. As for Senator Fierraventi-Wells being Shadow Mental health minister: what a great irony considering that many people who commit suicide are non-heterosexual. It would be a great joke if it wasn't so tragic!!!

    • tracey miller MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      It is important that we have a consistent leadership on both sides of government you cant sack one member of parliament for the destructive repugnant,views on same sex relationships and allow another member of parliament to stay who believes the same things and shares her opinions openly.

    • Clint Eastwood AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum - the most powerful hand gun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question--Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk!


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