The following are resources that can be used to assist in our campaign to protect the definition of marriage, gender and family. The material provided below can be printed and freely distributed among your community network. Electronic copies may be forwarded via social media or uploaded to other online platforms. We ask only that users provide a link back to the Marriage Alliance website so that individuals can contact us if they wish to get involved in our campaign.

Also linked below is additional material which provides background information to the campaign concerning the legalisation of "same-sex marriage." This material will help explain to our friends, supporters, as well as those who want to understand our mission, why we’re engaging in this campaign, and why we’re opposing the proposed legislative reforms.

The campaign for "same-sex marriage" is the start of a broader campaign to reshape society on many levels, and this will have significant implications in the world of employment law, parental rights, freedom of association and speech, the nature of education in primary and secondary schools, and much more.

“Building Respectful Relationships: Stepping Out Against Gender Based Violence,” Department of Education and Training, Victoria

"Safe Schools" isn’t the only danger to your kids. It is not only the Safe Schools program which is pushing the early sexualisation of children through the classroom. The Building Respectful Relationships resource for schools, which has been introduced under the guise of a tool to reduce gender-based violence, includes activities which get students to write their own personal ads and role play being a girl who has been sexually active since the age of 13. Normalising sexual activity of any type for children below the age of consent is irresponsible, and it is impossible to see how this would decrease the risk of violence to them. If anything, encouraging them into early sexual activity would appear to increase the risk of harm. Continue reading

“Catholic bishops called to answer in anti-discrimination test case,” Denis Shanahan, The Australian

Article reporting that the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner had decided that there was a case to answer by all Australian Catholic Bishops “over humiliating gay, ­lesbian and transgender Australians by distributing a booklet supporting traditional marriage.” Continue reading

“Why the Infertility of Couples is Irrelevant to the Same-Sex Marriage Debate,” Ryan T. Anderson, ABC Religion & Ethics

Brief response to the common objection: “If marriage is linked to children, why do we allow infertile couples to marry?” Continue reading

Video: “Interview: Katy Faust, who serves on the Academic and Testimonial Councils of the International Children's Rights Institute,” ABC Lateline

Interview with Katy Faust on Australian television regarding her opposition to same-sex marriage, given that she was raised by lesbian mothers. Continue reading

“Same-Sex Marriage and Interracial Marriage: Not the Same Thing,” Carson Holloway, The Witherspoon Institute

The article rebuts the claim that opposition to same-sex marriage is akin to opposing interracial marriage. Continue reading

Australian Law Students' Association Conference: Implications of Legalising Same-sex Marriage

The Gay Marriage and Law in Australia Forum hosted by the Australian Law Students’ Association included a panel of speakers comprised of Councillor Christine Forster, Patrick Langrell, Jenny Leong MLA, Lyle Shelton and Dr Benjamin Cross. At one point in this forum, the panellists discuss whether polygamy would be legalised in Australia if the definition of marriage was extended to include same-sex couples. After first rejecting this as a scare tactic, Councillor Forster had no reason as to why marriage should not be extended to polyamorous relationships. She instead said that they should “get in line.” Continue reading

“Don’t Use My Pain as a Weapon: Infertility and Same-Sex Marriage,” Anonymous author, The Public Discourse

The author, writing anonymously, responds to the use of heterosexual couples experiencing infertility as a trump card in the debate around the redefinition of marriage. Continue reading

Video: “What’s marriage really about?” Marriage Reality

Video showing a number of Australians voicing their opinion that marriage is between a man and a woman. Continue reading

Opinion piece: "The battle for same-sex marriage is over. Now join us to defend the institution," Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun

Columnist Andrew Bolt argues that same-sex couples seeking to be married should agree to defend the obligations contained in marriage, faithfulness in particular, for the sake of children. Continue reading

Opinion piece: "Can Surrogacy be Ethical?" Renate Klein, ABC Religion and Ethics

This piece argues against the legalisation of commercial surrogacy in Australia. It outlines the potential health effects of surrogacy on donors and the surrogate mother.  It rejects the idea of choice, saying that choice is not possible when a person cannot predict the effect of the drugs, the pregnancy and the birth on the woman. Continue reading