Australians could be heading to a postal vote on same-sex marriage. Here’s what you should know about the Government’s postal plebiscite, and how you can have your say.
1. Why a postal vote?
A postal vote isn’t the Turnbull government’s Plan A for same-sex marriage, with the Coalition’s first option being a compulsory, national plebiscite on the issue. The government tried twice to get their plebiscite bill through the Senate, but was blocked on both occasions. The Upper House first rejected the bill in November 2016, then again on August 9, prompting the Coalition to introduce the postal vote.
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(First published for the City Journal on August 11th 2017)