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New ultra-PC pedestrian traffic lights featuring same-sex couples have been launched in Canberra. But not everyone is on board with the new lights.

Veteran broadcaster Ray Hadley has slammed the introduction of new pedestrian traffic lights in the nation’s capital that feature same-sex couples. The lights, which cost $5,500 to set up, have been installed at eight intersections around the suburb of Braddon, a move which Mr Hadley says should be extended to all social groups, not just same-sex people.

Everyone Should Get A Go

As reported in the Daily Mail, Mr Hadley says that political correctness shouldn’t discriminate. “As long as everyone gets a go, that’s all I’m worried about,” he said. “If we’re going to be PC (politically correct) we’ve got to include everyone.”

Mr Hadley suggested that the lights should also depict individuals in wheelchairs, a suggestion that we think makes total sense, but he started to lose us a bit when he suggested that including nudists on the lights would be comparable to the inclusion of other minorities.

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Thing is, Ray, nudists haven’t been ignored, isolated and excluded for decades have they? And don’t traffic lights only include a silhouette anyway? If you’re going to make a point, at least make it a good one.

An Expression of Diversity

Malcolm Snow, the City Renewal Authority’s chief executive, told The Daily Mail that the suburb of Braddon was ‘the epicentre, the expression of diversity in our city’ and that the lights were introduced to mark the first anniversary of legalised gay marriage in Australia. “I think it gives credence to the statement that we are a cool little capital,” he said.

Personally, we think more diversity can only be a good thing, and what harm are a few inclusive traffic lights causing anyone? It’s a bit of a laugh really.

Do you think more inclusive traffic lights are a good idea? Tell us in the comments.

  • Political correctness gone insane. Are they going to have different designs on all red, amber and green lights?

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  • Things are really getting out of control these days, way too far-fetched.

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  • I’m sure there are lots better ways to spend the money, if everything else was working sure but with the current shambles of our mental health system this see a waste of money.

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  • Why waste taxpayers money in this way. Why not just make the signs say stop and go. That would include everyone.

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  • The little love heart between them is gorgeous :)

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  • I think it’s a great idea! A couple of thousand dollars isn’t a big deal in the long run, and after being discriminated against, ostracised, even killed for years, it’s nice to show that we really are working at making the world a better and more inclusive place. Not like the money would have gone to hospitals or whatever anyway – it comes from a different budget altogether!

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  • They forgot to do them in rainbow colours.. how discriminatory!

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  • Look I don’t have a problem with gays but specialised traffic lights are just a stupid waste of money! We’ve already officially accepted them, so why the need for something so silly? There’s nothing wrong with the traditional which although looks like a man is really something fairly unisex anyway.

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  • Totally unnecessary. The cost and time and effort wasted on this is ridiculous. I think the Government’s money is better spent elsewhere.

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  • I think it’s cute :) but unnecessary to change the lights. That is a ridiculous cost! :o

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  • I do like them but $5500?? That’s a lot.

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  • I’m all about diversity, but come on!! $5500 NEEDED to be spent on this? ????????‍♀️

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  • How stupid this money they are spending could of gone to schools
    , hospitals homeless what are they thinking what’s our would coming to you can’t say this you can’t do that
    It’s getting ridiculous

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  • $5,500 each??? How on earth do governments justify or get a proposal like this approved?? Sorry schools, hospitals, road users, homeless people, independent grocers/retailers and any other minority or group in need of funding; we would rather make a farce of the debt we have incurred into the billions and waste tax payers money on something petty that isn’t going to help anyone.. appalling and disappointing.

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  • I think its hilarious and adorable.

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