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Record number of Australians enrolled to vote at federal election

Record number of Australians enrolled to vote at federal election

The largest ever percentage of Australians will be voting in the upcoming federal election with over 100,000 people enrolling to vote in the last week. A record 16,424,248 Australians are enrolled to vote in the 2019 federal election. This follows almost 100,000 additions to the roll in the week preceding the close of rolls, which […]

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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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Senator Rachel Siewert urges young West Aussies to get enrolled

Senator Rachel Siewert urges young West Aussies to get enrolled

Greens Senator for Western Australia Rachel Siewert is calling on Western Australians to enrol and update their details with the Australian Electoral Commission before the deadline in two days time. “I cannot urge young West Aussies strongly enough to enrol to vote before the August 24th deadline in the lead up to the postal plebiscite […]

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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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Silent voters will get a say in the marriage postal survey

Silent voters will get a say in the marriage postal survey

Silent voters will get to participate in the postal survey on marriage, according to the latest information from the Australian Electoral Commission. Following the second defeat of their plebiscite legislation in the senate, the government has directed the Australian Bureau of Statistics to undertake a survey of the entire population of Australia to gauge their […]

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Margot Robbie encourages people to enrol for marriage survey

Margot Robbie encourages people to enrol for marriage survey

Actress Margot Robbie has voiced her support for marriage equality and encouraged all her fans to make sure they’re enrolled to participated in the upcoming marriage survey. Margot’s career started on Aussie soap Neighbors, she’s since gone on the star in many Hollywood films including The Wolf of Wall Street, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Suicide Squad. She’ll soon be […]

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Thousands of Australians rush to update their electoral roll details

Thousands of Australians rush to update their electoral roll details

Australians who want to take part in the postal survey on marriage equality only have until 24 August to make sure their details are correct on the electoral roll. Young people who have recently turned 18, and anyone who has moved house since the last election will miss out on taking part in the voting […]

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PM says postal survey’s lack of legal protections is not a concern

PM says postal survey’s lack of legal protections is not a concern

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed concerns that the proposed postal survey to gauge the nation’s appetite for marriage equality will not have the legal protections of a regular election process. The government has announced that their postal plebiscite will be deployed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), rather than the Australian Electoral Commission […]

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AEC equipment already purchased for failed plebiscite plan

AEC equipment already purchased for failed plebiscite plan

The Australian Electoral Commission have revealed that supplies for the government’s now defunct plebiscite plan have already been purchased. A recently established Senate Committee conducting an inquiry into marriage equality has heard that the AEC have ordered a range of now unnecessary supplies including stationary, ID badges and other equipment for polling. The commission also […]

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‘Love Australia or Leave’ is the nation’s newest political party

‘Love Australia or Leave’ is the nation’s newest political party

‘Love Australia or Leave’ is Australia’s newly registered political party. The new party, which is headed by TV identity Kim Vuga, focuses on an anti immigration platform and has just been approved by the Australian Electoral Commission. The ARC has also approved the party’s official logo which is an outline of Australia with the word […]

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