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Australia: Waiting For Result From Plebiscite On Marriage Equality

Australia: Waiting For Result From Plebiscite On Marriage Equality

After months of campaigning for a fairer Australia in the postal survey, Australians will find out the results this week! The ABS will announce the outcome in Canberra on Wednesday at 10am AEDT. In every capital city, as well as towns across Australia, YES supporters are gathering to watch what unfolds. Whatever the result, many […]

Australia: More than half have voted to date in marriage equality plebiscite

Australia: More than half have voted to date in marriage equality plebiscite

Australia’s Bureau of Statistics said yesterday, Tuesday 3rd, that 9.2 million people, or 57.5 percent of eligible voters, have cast their votes in a ballot on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised. Australians began voting last month in the non-binding poll, conducted by post, to inform the government on whether voters wanted Australia to become […]

Australia: AEC/ABS anxious that Marriage Equality Surveys are going to current addresses

Australia: AEC/ABS anxious that Marriage Equality Surveys are going to current addresses

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) have said that they provided the electoral roll to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, at the close of rolls on 24 August 2017, with the enrolled and postal addresses available on the electoral roll at that point of time, except for silent […]

Australia: Vote ‘Yes’ campaign full steam ahead after High Court marriage equality outcome

Australia: Vote ‘Yes’ campaign full steam ahead after High Court marriage equality outcome

The Australian marriage equality plebiscite is due to begin on September 12, after the Australian High Court yesterday (September 7) ruled in favour of the Australian Government, in the Human Rights Law Centre’s challenge against the postal vote. Anna Brown, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, representing Australian Marriage Equality, and Senator […]

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 […]

AME: “The Plebiscite Legislation Fails The Australians It Affects”

AME: “The Plebiscite Legislation Fails The Australians It Affects”

Australian Marriage Equality (AME) has said the Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill is not a fair proposal for the very people it affects, and it doesn’t provide any detail about how the Marriage Act will change if the ‘Yes’ campaign wins the plebiscite.  “We are yet to see any proposed changes to the Marriage Act, so […]