Malcolm Turnbull previously argued against postal voting

The government’s decision to push forward with the postal plebiscite idea comes as news site Crikey revealed the Prime Minister had previously written an eloquent opinion piece arguing against their use.

The article uncovered by journalist Josh Taylor shows the Prime Minister describing postal votes with phrases including; “an experiment in electoral science” and “flies in the face of Australian democratic values”.

Malcolm Turnbull previously stated the postal votes are notoriously insecure and because there not filled out in the ballot box people would be pressured by “strong willed friends and family members.”

Yesterday during a media call in Perth the Prime Minister chastised journalists for only wanting to ask questions about marriage equality while he was trying to promote the government’s PaTH program for internships.

When asked about the possibility of a postal plebiscite being introduce the Prime Minister ignored the question and quickly wrapped up his media conference.

Marriage equality has continued to dominate the news headlines following declarations from several backbench MPs who favour a parliamentary vote on the issue.

OIP Staff

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