New South Wales (NSW) Parliamentarian Tania Mikhailk warned that the left-handed Labor Party would need to leave the “awakening” and return to the center. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing the support of Sydney’s vast multicultural and religious communities.
The remarks are as follows release A joint special committee of the NSW Parliament reports on how religious freedom should be protected in the state, and the committee recommends amending existing anti-discrimination legislation.
Currently in New South Wales illegal Discriminate against people based on age, gender, gender, race, or disability. However, it is not based on religious beliefs.
Mikhailk, a member of the Bankstown multicultural constituency, admitted that after decades of opposition at the state and federal levels, Labor Party policies did not resonate with voters in New South Wales.
“We couldn’t guarantee that all voices and views were expressed in recent years, and now we run the risk of going too far on the’awakening’path,” she writes. The Daily Telegraph editorial..
“Workers should reject the false dichotomy of having to choose between religious and LGBTIQ communities,” she added. “Instead, we need to return from a wise center that protects all groups from discrimination and guarantees the human rights of all to where workers have traditionally stood and led.”
Voters in Bankstown, Mikhailk, are located in the western part of Sydney. Most religious zip codes In the country.
Census data identified 74% of people in western Sydney as religious, with a national average of 60%.
In the past, political parties could rely on a “sarcastic divide and rule” approach, Mikhailk said. In this approach, different denominations depend on different issues and vote accordingly.
However, she acknowledged that she hoped that religious groups would be united, practice their beliefs “without fear of discrimination” and protect their right to religious freedom.
An online survey conducted during a survey on the Anti-Discrimination Act (Religious Freedom and Equality) Bill 2020 showed strong support for the Freedom of Religion Act, with approximately 74% of 19,502 respondents agreeing. did.
The Federal Labor Party is also struggling to find a policy balance between its members of the traditional working class and its new progressive support base.
This was seen in the 2019 federal elections when Labor Joel Fitzgibbon almost lost seats in Hunter’s mining constituency.
As a result, Fitzgibbon was forced to declare that it needed a workforce. “Reconnect” Based on blue-collar workers, it does not place much emphasis on climate change-led reforms.