Australian Government To Push For Postal Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

Australian Government To Push For Postal Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

Labor senator Katy Gallagher.

In case of a victory of the "yes", a free vote will be held in Parliament.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has been directed by the Treasurer to survey all Australians on the electoral roll for their views on proposed changes to the law to allow same-sex marriage. It is not a unifying moment.

"It's exposing our children to that kind of hatred".

In a powerful speech in the Senate, Senator Wong urged the Turnbull government to forgo an expensive and divisive public vote.

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The New York Times reports "one way or another" there will be some form of a vote on same-sex marriage. "The chances are pretty high that I'll just end up dumping their postal votes on the sidewalk".

"If you're anxious about religious freedom and freedom of speech, vote "No", and if you don't like political correctness, vote "No" because voting "No" will help to stop political correctness in its tracks", Abbott told reporters outside Parliament Wednesday morning.

Australians have less than two weeks to enrol in order to vote on the matter.

Tony Abbott got the jump for the "no" campaign with an early pitch on Wednesday morning, pitching to voters "sick of political correctness".

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"The most powerful act of resistance and defiance is to vote Yes for equality", he said.

Assistant Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke echoed Mr Abbott's concerns about religious freedoms today.

Mr Turnbull said the opposition leader had a history of saying whatever an audience wanted him to hear.

Since the Liberal party confirmed its intention to hold a plebiscite on Monday, 53,000 people have contacted the AEC to update their address.

We get his point - should we really be voting to decide whether or not gay people - y'know, human beings, are entitled to the same legal framework as other members of society?

"There is real risk that LGBTI Australians will be subjected to a well-organised well-funded campaign of vitriol and prejudice".

He said there had been "censorship" of people arguing against same-sex marriage.

"And I say to you if you don't like same-sex marriage, vote no".

But I honestly think it's a pointless exercise.

Yesterday the Senate rejected the federal government's second bid for a compulsory postal plebiscite, forcing the government to adopt its plan-B of a voluntary postal vote.

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