Opinion – Emma Lawson
With the issue of marriage equality in Australia having now stalled, community engagement expert Emma Lawson suggests that the citizens’ jury process might point to a way forward.
Now that a plebiscite on same-sex marriage is off the table, it’s time to get serious and genuinely put this issue in the hands of the public, particularly those at the centre of the debate. If the Federal Government had been prepared to engage the community at the beginning, we could now have reached a consensus and be in a position to pursue a way forward. Instead, we are back at the start – and no more time should be wasted.