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same-sex marriage postal survey


The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced that almost 12.3 million Australians had returned their marriage survey forms by last Friday. That’s 77% of eligible voters, and an increase of 400,000 from the ABS’ previous weekly estimate. Last Friday was the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ suggested deadline for the posting of votes to ensure they’re …

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US comedian John Oliver has taken aim at Australia’s “toxic” and “ultimately pointless” same-sex marriage postal survey in a viral segment of his talk show. Oliver, who hosts Last Week Tonight on HBO, pointed out Australia’s two-thirds support for same-sex marriage and said the parliament could simply follow the polls and legislate for the reform. …

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A Liberal senator has said marriage equality could be legalised by Christmas if a “yes” vote is returned in the postal survey. Education minister Simon Birmingham (pictured, left) told Sky News the government wouldn’t delay the introduction of same-sex marriage legislation. “If the Australian people … have indicated a ‘Yes’ vote, the government will get …

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Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has set the stage for a stoush in the parliament over religious exemptions in same-sex marriage legislation. Last week, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told News Corp that if a “yes” vote was returned in the postal survey, legislation would “sail through” the parliament and the issue would be dealt with …

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Olympian Ian Thorpe has urged young people to get their completed forms in the mail by Friday to ensure they’re received by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in time to be counted. Thorpe said he was optimistic that the marriage survey would return a “yes” result and was pleased with the turnout, but wants more …

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Respected Aboriginal elder Harold Hunt OAM has given his support to the marriage equality “yes” campaign. In a new video by the Equality Campaign, the 91-year-old says he’s faced discrimination as an Aboriginal man, and wants to see all Australians treated equally. “I’ve experienced racism all the way through… I was treated as different because …

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QNews is excited to announce that the winners of our “Yes” Campaign video competition will be revealed in Brisbane this Saturday. During the same-sex marriage postal survey, we asked entrants to create a 30 second video on their mobile phone explaining to family and friends what a “yes” vote means to them. All entries will …

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Almost three quarters of eligible Australians have voted in the same-sex marriage postal survey, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimate said on Tuesday. The ABS estimated that 74.5% of enrolled Australians – 11.9 million people – had returned their survey forms by last Friday, up from 67.5 the previous week. “With form scanning now well …

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Australian actor Michael Caton has called on Australians to vote “yes” in the marriage equality postal survey, saying the issue is about allowing everyone in our country to be treated equally before the law. Caton, best known for his roles in Packed to the Rafters and the classic film The Castle, paid tribute in a …

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Pediatricians and children’s health experts say the same-sex marriage debate has harmed children’s health, as they release a new Australian study found children raised in same-sex-parented families do just as well as children raised by heterosexual couple parents. The paper’s authors said they wanted the research to quash “misinformation” about children of same-sex couples that …

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