2016 Voters Guide to Marriage Equality in Jewish Melbourne

This guide is aimed to assist voters living in the main Jewish neighbourhoods in Melbourne best select candidates who have comprehensively demonstrated or pledged their full support for marriage equality.

Levels of support for “same-sex marriage” listed for each electorate in this guide are taken from the “News Ltd 2010 Same-Sex Marriage Poll”.  The raw data is available in the resources section below.

MPs re-contesting their seats have an * after their name.

Feedback, corrections and updates are invited via the form below.  Information is provided here in good faith and on the understanding that it is correct.

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Candidates & Electorates


Goldstein

2010 levels of support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

  • For: 50% | Against: 28% | Don’t Care: 22%

Candidates who will support marriage equality based on their party or personal position:

Candidates who personally support marriage equality but are denied a free vote by their party:

  • Tim WILSON (Liberal) (web site | facebook[2]) 

Candidates who will oppose marriage equality based on their party or personal position:


Higgins

2010 levels of support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

  • For: 57% | Against: 27% | Don’t Care: 17%

Candidates who will support marriage equality based on their party or personal position:

Candidates who personally support marriage equality but are denied a free vote by their party:


Hotham

2010 levels of support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

  • For: 44% | Against: 32% | Don’t Care: 24%

Candidates who will support marriage equality based on their party or personal position:

Candidates who do not have a declared position on marriage equality but are denied a free vote by their party:

  • George HUA (Liberal) (web site | facebook)
    ** Note: this candidate has refused to advise if they would support marriage equality.

Candidates who will oppose marriage equality based on their party or personal position:


Kooyong

2010 levels of support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

  • For: 54% | Against: 29% | Don’t Care: 18%

Candidates who will support marriage equality based on their party or personal position:

Candidates who personally support marriage equality but are denied a free vote by their party:


Melbourne Ports

2010 levels of support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

  • For: 61% | Against: 20% | Don’t Care: 19%

Candidates who will support marriage equality based on their party or personal position:

  • Michael DANBY* (ALP) (web site | facebook[9]) ✡
  • Steph HODGINS-MAY (The Greens) (web site | facebook[5])
  • Peter HOLLAND (Independent) (web site | facebook[6])
  • Levi MCKENZIE-KIRKBRIGHT (Drug Law Reform) (web site | email)
  • Robert Millen SMYTH (AJP) (web site)
  • Henry VON DOUSSA (Marriage Equality) (party web site | facebook)

Candidates who personally support marriage equality but are denied a free vote by their party:

Candidates who will oppose marriage equality based on their party or personal position:

  • John B MYERS (Independent) (facebook)

Menzies

2010 levels of support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

  • For: 39% | Against: 41% | Don’t Care: 19%

Candidates who will support marriage equality based on their party or personal position:

Candidates who do not have a declared their position on marriage equality but belong to a party that is broadly supportive of progressive and/or evidence-based reform:

Candidates who will oppose marriage equality based on their party or personal position:


✡ Candidate has declared a Jewish identity
Candidate has declared a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex identity


Parties

Parties that support marriage equality in their policy platform and require their candidates to vote accordingly:

Parties that support marriage equality in their policy platform but allow their candidates to vote on their conscience:

Parties that don’t currently have a position on marriage equality but are broadly supportive of equality and progressive and/or evidence-based reform:

Parties that are actively obstructing the prompt passage of marriage equality:

Independent candidates may vote for or against marriage equality as they choose.


Resources







    STALE Facebook links

    1. https://www.facebook.com/AJPNarenChellappah
    2. https://www.facebook.com/TimWilsonForGoldstein
    3. https://www.facebook.com/greens.jason
    4. https://www.facebook.com/AJPHiggins
    5. https://www.facebook.com/stephforports
    6. https://www.facebook.com/peterforthepalais
    7. https://www.facebook.com/AdamRundellALP
    8. https://www.facebook.com/TonyHulbertAJP
    9. https://www.facebook.com/michael.danby.39
    10. https://www.facebook.com/PeterVassiliou

    Voters Guide to Marriage Equality in Jewish Melbourne

    This guide is aimed to assist voters living in the main Jewish neighbourhoods in Melbourne best select candidates who have comprehensively demonstrated or pledged their full support for marriage equality.

    Levels of support for “same-sex marriage” listed for each electorate in this guide are taken from the “News Ltd 2010 Same-Sex Marriage Poll”.  The raw data is available in the resources section below.

    Incumbent candidates are listed in capital letters.

    Feedback, corrections and updates are invited via the form below.  Information is provided here in good faith and on the understanding that it is correct.

    This page is optimised for viewing on a full-screen browser.

    Candidates & Electorates


    Higgins

    Support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

    • For: 57%
    • Against: 27%
    • Don’t Care: 17%

    Candidates who fully support marriage equality and are allowed by their party to vote for it:

    Candidates who support marriage equality but are prevented by their party from voting for it:

    Candidates who oppose marriage equality:


    Goldstein

    Support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

    • For: 50%
    • Against: 28%
    • Don’t Care: 22%

    Candidates who fully support marriage equality and are allowed by their party to vote for it:

    Candidates who oppose marriage equality:


    Melbourne Ports

    Support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

    • For: 61%
    • Against: 20%
    • Don’t Care: 19%

    Candidates who support marriage equality and are allowed by their party to vote for it:

    Candidates who support marriage equality but are prevented by their party from voting for it:

    Candidates who oppose marriage equality:


    Hotham

    Support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

    • For: 44%
    • Against: 32%
    • Don’t Care: 24%

    Candidates who fully support marriage equality and are allowed by their party to vote for it:

    Candidates who oppose marriage equality:


    Kooyong

    Support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

    • For: 54%
    • Against: 29%
    • Don’t Care: 18%

    Candidates who fully support marriage equality and are allowed by their party to vote for it:

    Candidates who oppose marriage equality:


    ✡ Candidate has declared a Jewish identity
    Candidate has declared a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex identity


    Parties

    Parties that support marriage equality in their policy platform and require their candidates to vote accordingly:

    Parties that support marriage equality in their policy platform but allow their candidates to vote on their conscience:

    Parties that don’t currently have a position on marriage equality but allow their candidates to vote on their conscience:

    Parties that oppose marriage equality in their policy platform and require their candidates to vote accordingly:

    Independent candidates may vote for or against marriage equality as they choose.


    Resources


    The changing face of marriage | AJN

    The changing face of marriage (1 of 2)The changing face of marriage (2 of 2)