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The Equality Campaign responds to postal survey ‘Yes’ win

The Equality Campaign responds to postal survey ‘Yes’ win

One of the major driving forces behind the ‘Yes’ campaign in Australia’s postal survey on marriage equality have responded to the successful ‘Yes’ outcome. The Equality Campaign have described the result as a “historic milestone for Australians and a victory for equality and fairness that sends a powerful message to Federal Parliament to legislate for […]

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The Equality Campaign says Paterson bill is a license to discriminate

The Equality Campaign says Paterson bill is a license to discriminate

The Equality Campaign has rejected the marriage equality bill put forward by Senator James Paterson as nothing more than a license to discriminate. “This is not a marriage equality bill. It’s about enshrining discrimination and taking Australia back decades,” said Anna Brown of the Equality Campaign. “Australians are voting to make our country a fairer […]

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The Greens back Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill

The Greens back Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill

The Greens have voiced their support for Liberal Senator Dean Smith’s private members bill that would bring in marriage equality in Australia. While the results of the government’s non-compulsory non-binding postal survey on the issue won’t be known until Wednesday morning, it is widely predicted that the ‘Yes’ campaign will be successful in showing that […]

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Both sides of marriage debate thank their supporters

Both sides of marriage debate thank their supporters

Advocates on both side of the debate have thanked their supporters as the Australian Bureau of Statistics closes the national survey on marriage. The Australian Bureau of Statistics Office in Perth was the final place that survey forms could be submitted, it stopped taking forms at 4:30pm today. Earlier the government organisation revealed that 12.6 […]

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12.6 million Australians have taken part in the marriage postal survey

12.6 million Australians have taken part in the marriage postal survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed the latest count on the number of marriage survey forms returned. A whopping 12.6 million Australians have returned their forms, representing 78.5 per cent of the eligible voters. The response rate is higher than the United Kingdom’s Brexit poll, the Irish referendum on marriage and the last US […]

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Cory Bernardi argues that marriage legislation should not be rushed in

Cory Bernardi argues that marriage legislation should not be rushed in

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has argued that any legislation to allow same sex marriage will have to be carefully considered by the parliament, and may take some time before it could actually become law. Last week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull restated his belief that if the marriage postal survey returned a ‘yes’ vote, the […]

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Almost 11 million people have sent back their marriage survey forms

Almost 11 million people have sent back their marriage survey forms

The Equality Campaign has welcomed the announcement by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today that a further 800,000 Australians have returned their marriage surveys. The ABS has released the latest return estimates from the 16 million survey forms sent out last month. With only 10 days remaining until the recommended deadline to get the […]

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Advocates welcome high participation rate in marriage survey

Advocates welcome high participation rate in marriage survey

Marriage equality advocates have welcomed the announcement from the Australian Bureau of Statistics that indicates that many Australians have already posted back their marriage survey forms. The Equality Campaign said they were delighted with the high number of survey returns reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. The ABS which has been administering […]

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No campaign for marriage gets the most media coverage

No campaign for marriage gets the most media coverage

The Coalition for Marriage claim to be the voice of the silent majority, and regularly argue that their voice is being shut out of the debate on marriage equality, but several surveys have shown that the claim is simply not true. A survey commissioned by The Guardian, and conducted by Isentia Research and Insights, has shown […]

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It’s a Yes from Bob Hawke and Blanche d’Alpuget

It’s a Yes from Bob Hawke and Blanche d’Alpuget

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and his wife Blanche d’Alpuget are backing the YES campaign for marriage equality. The Equality campaign released a video and image of the respected politician filling out his marriage postal survey. “Our campaign is delighted to have the support of one of the greatest Australian Prime Ministers because he is […]

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