#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.
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.
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.