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Aug 11, 2017

How the postal plebiscite might skew the vote

Conducting the plebiscite through the ABS as a postal vote has a number of worrying consequences. Aside from the challenge to its legality, it may skew the vote in favour of older, more conservative voters, and even, potentially, make voter fraud more likely.

Having settled on its plan for a $122 million public opinion survey on same-sex marriage, the Turnbull government has fulfilled its dismally short-term objective of dissuading five MPs from rebelling on the floor of Parliament.

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