Author(s): Christine Forster
In the six years shes been in public life Christine Forster has stepped out of the shadow of a famous brother and emerged as a local councillor with a national voice. This collection of previously published articles and key speeches from Christine Forster spans those six years starting with her pre selection speech for the City of Sydney council in September 2012 up to her 2018 opinion pieces published in the Sydney Morning Herald. While the national same-sex marriage debate heated up in 2017, culminating in the postal plebiscite and the law legalising same-sex marriage being passed in Parliament, Christine has been an advocate for gay rights and same-sex marriage for many years. Her articles, with headlines such as, All you need is love and the law to let same-sex marriages happen, speak from experience and cover many years of her personal and professional exploration of love, marriage and civil rights. Christines passion for Sydney and its people is also expressed in this selection of pieces that address the issues and politicians shes faced at a local government level. Christines belief that local government must respect and listen to its constituents to help the community thrive and propser shines in this collection that prove she is engaged and paying attention.