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No voters launch petition calling for an audit of the result

No voters launch petition calling for an audit of the result

No voters have launched an online petition calling for a recount of the Australian Marriage Postal Survey. The petition at change.org claims that the¬†results provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics are “unreliable and do not represent the¬†true numbers reflected by the Australian people.” The petition says that corruption is widespread throughout government departments and […]

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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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ABS reveals seventy seven percent of Australians have returned marriage forms

ABS reveals seventy seven percent of Australians have returned marriage forms

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed the latest statistics on the marriage postal survey, sharing that a massive 77 percent of Australians have taken part in the process. The Equality Campaign has welcomed the latest estimate of forms received and reminded YES voters that forms can be posted this week and still arrive in […]

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Marriage survey has a massive 74.5% response rate

Marriage survey has a massive 74.5% response rate

The Equality Campaign has welcomed the announcement by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today that almost three quarters (74.5%) of Australians have returned their marriage surveys. The ABS has released the latest return estimates from the 16 million survey forms sent out last month. The ABS said the estimate is based on a count […]

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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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New figures estimate 10 million surveys now received by ABS

New figures estimate 10 million surveys now received by ABS

The Australian Bureau of Statistics have released their second estimate of surveys returned as part of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. 10 million forms (62.5%) are now expected to have been received by the government body, up from the 9.2 million (57.5%) estimated last week. The figures are based on the number of bulk […]

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Tiernan Brady on why a positive message will win the marriage debate

Tiernan Brady on why a positive message will win the marriage debate

As Australian long drawn out debate over marriage equality drags on, the head of the ‘Yes’ campaign is adamant that one side of the debate will be sticking to a positive message. “We have got to this point by being a positive and respectful campaign, and we are going to remain utterly, totally and unendingly […]

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Electoral enrollments surge ahead of marriage survey

Electoral enrollments surge ahead of marriage survey

Over 90,000 new names have been added to the electoral roll as Australian rush to ensure that they will be able to take part in the postal survey on marriage equality. The deadline for enrollments closed at ten o’clock last night and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has confirmed that there was a huge number […]

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The ABS ask that you don’t put glitter in the marriage survey

The ABS ask that you don’t put glitter in the marriage survey

The deputy head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has told a senate committee that putting glitter in the envelopes of the forthcoming survey on marriage could make people’s forms invalid and cause problems for the organisation’s scanning machines. Jonathan Palmer said the ABS would be advising people not to place an extraneous material […]

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