postal plebiscite

The Sydney Morning Herald Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:21

Comment | The same-sex marriage postal vote worked but we shouldn't use it again
The postal plebiscite is not a tool for garden variety issues of public policy, writes Peter Dutton.
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Brisbane Times Mon, 12/11/2017 - 01:05

Peter Dutton: The same-sex marriage postal vote worked but we shouldn't use it again
#COMMENT: Almost 13 million Australians can't be wrong. They took a decision to register their vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey. But, while an 80 per cent turnout was exceptionally high and the result clear, we shouldn't use the postal vote process again.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Sat, 12/02/2017 - 02:02

Malcolm Turnbull can breathe easy: this will be a killing season without a killing
If you want to replace the prime minister, you have to have a replacement, writes Peter Hartcher. There isn't one, not yet.
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Emma Alberici on her heartbreaking SSM question
It was the question about SSM that caught Australia off guard. Here's why Lateline host Emma Alberici cut to the heart of the heated debate.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:04

Comment | We need freedom from religion, not freedom of religion
Just as the postal plebiscite has blown up in the faces of the conservatives who promoted it, let us hope that any subsequent rearguard sabotage attempt, under the guise of freedom of religion, does the same thing.
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Don't blame me I didn't vote Liberal Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:07

An excellent result but the survey wasn’t a good idea | Sean Kelly
While the historic YES result in the marriage survey has changed the country for the better, the idea that a high turnout in any way vindicates Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to hold a vote is intellectually deceitful, writes Sean Kelly.
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PM grilled as same-sex marriage survey result reflects polls
'Did you just waste $122 million?'
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Don't blame me I didn't vote Liberal Wed, 11/15/2017 - 07:26

Comment: Game over, Abbott. Now resign.
The Warringah Oaf is a failure. His only "talent", relentless negativity, has proven utterly futile and run out of puff. It's time to go.
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How Australia voted on SSM
The nation has voted Yes to same-sex marriage, with the ACT most strongly in favour at 74 per cent and NSW the least at 57.8 per cent.
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Newshub Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:58

It's a YES! Australia votes in favour of same-sex marriage
#BREAKING: More than 16 million surveys were sent out across Australia. Now the results have been released.
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