More than 21,000 locals will receive marriage law survey
ALL 21,237 eligible Rural City of Wangaratta residents on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll will receive their Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey materials in the mail over the next two weeks.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) started the progressive delivery of the noncompulsory and non-binding survey to more than 16 million eligible Australians on Tuesday.
The survey asks all eligible voters to answer YES or NO to this question: Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?
ABS deputy Australian statistician and taskforce lead, Jonathan Palmer, encouraged people to complete their forms and return them straight away using the reply paid envelope provided.
Detailed information about the survey is available from www.marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au or by calling the information line on 1800 572 113 from 8am to 8pm (AEST), seven days a week.
Results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey will be published on the ABS website on November 15.
Federal independent Cathy McGowan (MHR, Indi), has already flagged her support for same-sex marriage.
And results from an ABC ‘poll’ which asked 1.2 million people if “Marriage should only be between a man and a woman?’ indicate 55 per cent disagree - with the resultsfor Indi indicating 64 per cent of respondents support marriage equality.