Courage should be applauded. Especially when it comes from a politician.
And there is no doubt about it. The Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad, is a man of courage.
Mr Broad has not only been brave enough to oppose uniformed military involvement in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, he has put his opposition in writing. In doing so, he’s pulled no punches, acknowledging in black and white text that he disagrees with the Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, and his decision to allow the Australian Defence Force to continue marching down Oxford Street.
That is a brave move for a backbencher working inside a party system that frowns on dissent.
You can see Andrew Broad’s letter below:
Mr Broad wrote his letter after receiving this one from the Assistant Minister for Defence:Continue Reading →