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A postal plebiscite is a bad idea — just ask Malcolm Turnbull - Crikey

As reports suggest the Turnbull government is seriously considering a postal vote on marriage equality, an article written by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in 1997 shows that he was once opposed to postal votes. Turnbull was adamantly against a ...and more »

Same-sex marriage: 'Profound shift' in Australian views - BBC News

Australians have considerably increased their support for same-sex marriage in the last decade, a report has found. The wide-ranging survey found that 67% of women and 59% of men want to see same-sex marriage made legal in Australia. In 2005, it was ...and more »

Scorching Malcolm Turnbull quotes resurface as push for same-sex marriage postal plebiscite grows - The Sydney Morning Herald

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has fuelled speculation the government will bypass Parliament and commission a postal vote on same-sex marriage, refusing to rule it out on Wednesday as the idea builds momentum among colleagues. But it has been ...and more »

Could Australia really get same-sex marriage by the end of next week? -

IT'S on. Again. Same-sex marriage is back on the agenda with some suggesting it could happen way sooner than anyone thought. But is it likely? Benedict Brook@BenedictBrook · 1, 20172:44pm. Video; Image ...and more »

Same-sex marriage: Plebiscites, postal votes and the politics behind the deadlock - ABC Online

There are enough supporters of same-sex marriage in Parliament to change the law if Coalition MPs were allowed to vote according to their conscience. But the political hurdles along the way to changing the law amount to more than just numbers.and more »

Hope and Frustration in Australia as Gay Marriage Debate Nears - New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — Unlike the United States, Canada and New Zealand, Australia stands out as a developed, English-speaking country that has not legalized same-sex marriage. But a new survey shows Australian attitudes on the issue are rapidly ...and more »

Entsch warns against 'ambush' meeting on marriage, amid speculation about postal ballot - The Conversation AU

Liberal MP Warren Entsch has warned against any attempt at an “ambush” on same-sex marriage by having a Coalition parties meeting consider the issue before the Liberal Party finalises its position. This follows Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce saying on ...and more »

Showdown on same-sex marriage looming within the Liberals - The Conversation AU

Just like Tony Abbott in 2015, Malcolm Turnbull is heading into a perfect storm on same-sex marriage. And as it was for Abbott, it has the potential to be very dangerous for him. There is a big question over whether Turnbull can keep control of this ...and more »

Meet The Four Men Who Might Be About To Deliver Marriage Equality To Australia - BuzzFeed News

They are the four blokes the media has dubbed the "marriage rebels" for their recent push to bring on a free vote on marriage equality which could come to a head as early as next Tuesday. There has been widespread speculation that if the Coalition ...and more »

Same-sex marriage threatens to split Coalition as some MPs consider crossing the floor - ABC Online

Tasmanian Liberal senator Eric Abetz has warned it would be a very, very grave matter if his colleagues crossed the floor to change Australia's marriage laws. Key points: Some Liberal MPs considering crossing floor to force same-sex marriage debate, ...and more »