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Australians Overseas May Vote If Registered With Overseas Address or Have ‘Trusted Person’

Australians Overseas May Vote If Registered With Overseas Address or Have ‘Trusted Person’

If you are an Australian living abroad, for instance in Ireland, but have registered an overseas address with the Electoral Roll, or can nominate a trusted person to vote on your behalf, or get a secure access code from the ABS, you will still be able to vote in the Australian marriage equality plebiscite, according […]

Australia: Same-sex marriage plebiscite has begun as Poll shows 70% support

Australia: Same-sex marriage plebiscite has begun as Poll shows 70% support

Yesterday, Tuesday 12th, Australia launched its postal vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage, as a widely watched poll indicated the country would be overwhelmingly in support. The non-compulsory ballot, which runs until the end of October, will determine whether Australia becomes the 25th country to legalise same-sex marriage, while also healing a rift in […]

Australia: 20,000 at Sydney Gay Marriage Rally Ahead of Postal Vote Plebiscite

Australia: 20,000 at Sydney Gay Marriage Rally Ahead of Postal Vote Plebiscite

More than 20,000 people rallied in Sydney yesterday (Sunday 10th September) urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, days ahead of a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country. Organizers said the gathering was Australia’s largest gay rights demonstration, as a diverse range of people, clad in rainbow colours, converged on the […]

Australia: Only 11 Days To Ensure A Yes Vote In Marriage Equality Plebiscite

Australia: Only 11 Days To Ensure A Yes Vote In Marriage Equality Plebiscite

The Equality Campaign in Australia want to let their supporters know that the time to act, and mobilise people to vote YES in the postal plebiscite on marriage equality, is now, and there are only 11 days to do it. They also need the funding to run their ads to get to people they don’t […]

Australia: The Equality Campaign’s Legal Challenge To Plebiscite

Australia: The Equality Campaign’s Legal Challenge To Plebiscite

Over the next two days, the High Court in Australia will hear The Equality Campaign’s legal challenge to the government’s postal plebiscite on marriage equality. While they await the results, The Equality Campaign are still moving full speed ahead, with preparations to achieve a resounding YES in the postal vote, if it goes ahead, and […]

Australia: The Equality Campaign On Their New Ad – “It’s how we respond that counts”

Australia: The Equality Campaign On Their New Ad – “It’s how we respond that counts”

The Equality Campaign have just launched their ad (above) in response to the No campaign ad. “What do you do if you oppose something the vast majority of Australians want? Easy. You try to make the debate about something else” says Alex Greenwich of The Equality Campaign. That’s exactly what the Equality Campaign is seeing […]

Australia: Thousands rally for gay marriage ahead of vote

Australia: Thousands rally for gay marriage ahead of vote

(Reuters) – Thousands of people rallied for marriage equality in Australia’s second-biggest city of Melbourne on Saturday ahead of a postal survey on same-sex marriage which could lead to its legalisation. Australia is one of the only developed English-speaking countries not to have legalised same-sex marriage, despite strong popular support and the backing of a […]