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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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Malcolm Turnbull outlines plans for plebiscites

Malcolm Turnbull outlines plans for plebiscites

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has outlined his government’s revived plan for a plebiscite on marriage equality, and if necessary a secondary option of a postal plebiscite. The government’s bill for a plebiscite that was defeated in the senate last year will be reintroduced into the senate this week. The government now plans to hold the […]

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Australian Census to offer non-binary gender option

Australian Census to offer non-binary gender option

Australia’s Census of Population and Housing will offer participants the option to identify their gender as something other than female or male as of this year. From August this year, the compulsory quinquennial survey will offer a non-binary gender option on the form for the first time in its 105 year history. The Australian Bureau […]

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How Many Same Sex Couples Are In Australia?

How Many Same Sex Couples Are In Australia?

It’s often declared by opponents of same sex marriage that there are actually very few gay couples in Australia, and that many of these couples have no interest in marriage equality. Now the Australian Bureau of Statistics have allowed some facts and figures to be brought into the discussion with the release of a discussion […]

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