In his address to the Australian Senate on the afternoon of November 28 2017 Senator Eric Abetz claimed that Dr Steve Chavura was hounded because of his position on marriage:
There is the academic Dr Stephen Chavura, in New South Wales, who has been confronted because of his views in relation to the issue of marriage.
Nothing could have been further from the truth.
Senator Eric Abetz has lied to and deceived the Senate by making this allegation lacking in substance, facts and truth.
The facts are here:
If this homophobic and transphobic senator has any integrity, he will familiarise himself with the facts and retract his deceitful claims.