ADVOCATES WELCOME APPOINTMENT OF LOUISE PRATT AS LABOR EQUALITY SPOKESPERSON
Just.equal has welcomed the appointment of Senator Louise Pratt as Labor's national Equality Spokesperson and thanked the former Equality Spokesperson, Terri Butler, who pioneered the role.
Just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said,
"Louise Pratt will be a great Equality Spokesperson because of her long history as an advocate for LGBTI equality, her passion, principles and policy expertise, and her natural ability to build bridges."
"We commend Labor for appointing Louise and and look forward to working closely with her."
"We thank Terri Butler for her work as the first national Equality Spokesperson."
"Terri was consultative, committed and took the concerns of the LGBTI community to the heart of Labor's policy development, setting a high standard for Louise to follow."
Mr Croome said his acquaintance with Senator Pratt goes back to the mid 1990s when they worked together as delegates to the Australian Council for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
"For over a quarter of a century Louise has worked hard for LGBTI human rights, and it is great to see she now has a position befitting her skills, experience and commitment."
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For more information contact Rodney Croome on 0409 010 668.