Bill Shorten puts Malcolm Turnbull on blast over postal vote
11 August, 2017, 18:18 | Author: Benny Bass
While the voluntary non-binding postal vote will not require approval from the Parliament, the government has one more hurdle to avoid - same-sex marriage advocates and independent MP Andrew Wilkie have said they would challenge the misuse of public money.
'Aussies! Is anyone Q'd up on how to vote in the plebiscite for gay marriage back home???' asked Conor Ireland on the page's discussion thread, just one of a number of similar posts.
'I've been a supporter of gay marriage much longer than him, ' he told 3AW radio.
"I know what a hard debate is like".
"The government can not validly undertake a postal vote and also that it can not fund the exercise without parliamentary approval".
Australia's bitter political battle over legalising gay marriage came to a head yesterday, with the government pushing ahead with a postal vote after Parliament rejected a referendum - both options bitterly opposed by activists.
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"If you're anxious about religious freedom and freedom of speech, vote "No", and if you don't like political correctness, vote "No" because voting "No" will help to stop political correctness in its tracks", Abbott told reporters outside Parliament Wednesday morning.
Mr Turnbull said the opposition leader had a history of saying whatever an audience wanted him to hear.
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Janet Rice, a senator in the minor Greens party, said she was only able to remain married to her transgender wife of 31 years, Penny, because Penny remained listed as male on her birth certificate, despite transitioning 13 years ago.
He confirmed marriage equality lobbyists were seeking advice on whether the Coalition's postal plebiscite plan was legal.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the government had legal advice that the postal ballot would withstand a court challenge. "When we argue with each other, we are arguing and debating about what is the right way forward, what is the best way we can show our love", he said at an interfaith breakfast in Canberra on Wednesday.
A postal plebiscite is the only credible pathway forward to resolve same-sex marriage legislation, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said in a statement the ABS would make "further announcements" on the silent voter issue "as soon as arrangements have been finalised".
On Thursday, the Labor Department released a separate report showing an unexpected drop in producer prices in the month of July. Excluding energy services, there was a 0.2% increase in prices for the third successive month to give a 2.4% annual increase.
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