Posts in tag

same-sex marriage postal survey


Respected Aboriginal elder Harold Hunt OAM has given his support to the marriage equality “yes” campaign. In a new video by the Equality Campaign, the 91-year-old says he’s faced discrimination as an Aboriginal man, and wants to see all Australians treated equally. “I’ve experienced racism all the way through… I was treated as different because …

QNews is excited to announce that the winners of our “Yes” Campaign video competition will be revealed in Brisbane this Saturday. During the same-sex marriage postal survey, we asked entrants to create a 30 second video on their mobile phone explaining to family and friends what a “yes” vote means to them. All entries will …

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced that almost 12.3 million Australians had returned their marriage survey forms by last Friday.

Almost three quarters of eligible Australians have voted in the same-sex marriage postal survey, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimate said on Tuesday. The ABS estimated that 74.5% of enrolled Australians – 11.9 million people – had returned their survey forms by last Friday, up from 67.5 the previous week. “With form scanning now well …

Australian actor Michael Caton has called on Australians to vote “yes” in the marriage equality postal survey, saying the issue is about allowing everyone in our country to be treated equally before the law. Caton, best known for his roles in Packed to the Rafters and the classic film The Castle, paid tribute in a …

Pediatricians and children’s health experts say the same-sex marriage debate has harmed children’s health, as they release a new Australian study found children raised in same-sex-parented families do just as well as children raised by heterosexual couple parents. The paper’s authors said they wanted the research to quash “misinformation” about children of same-sex couples that …

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced that almost 12.3 million Australians had returned their marriage survey forms by last Friday.

More than two-thirds of Australians have returned their forms and cast a vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced on Tuesday they’d received an estimated 10.8 million forms – 67.5 per cent of the total – by last Friday, up from 10 million the previous week. The Equality …

brisbane marriage equality religious freedom rally

A rally for marriage equality will be held this weekend in the Brisbane CBD, as campaigners urge supporters to keep up the momentum until the reform is passed. Supporters will gather in Queens Park, on the corner of George and Elizabeth Street in the Brisbane CBD, from 1pm this Saturday, October 21. “Millions have already …

Sam Smith has donated a third of the expected profits from his upcoming Australian concert at the Sydney Opera House to Australia’s same-sex marriage “yes” campaign, before the tickets have even gone on sale. The Grammy-winning British singer will play a one-off show at Opera House’s Concert Hall in January next year, and he said …

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, one of the key conservative backers of the same-sex marriage postal survey, has said even though he personally voted “no” he expects the “yes” vote will win. “My judgment is the ‘yes’ vote will get up and [it will be] a win for the ‘yes’ vote. That’s my judgment of what …

Several Australian celebrities overseas have filmed a video with high-profile US LGBTI advocacy group GLAAD urging Australians to vote ‘yes’ in the postal survey on marriage equality. The stars, which include Hugh Sheridan, Danielle Cormack, Luke Hemsworth, Daniel MacPherson and Courtney Act, all back the “yes” vote in the video. “I’m encouraging you to pick …

1 2 3 4 5