Federal

Dec 20, 2017

Should Australia solve all its issues with postal surveys now?

Damaging and expensive or just common sense: we look at all the ways postal surveys should and shouldn't be used in the future.

Lisa Divissi

Freelance journalist

In a post-Australian marriage law postal survey world, here is what we know: 61.6% of voters are in favour of legalising same sex marriage, the outcome is nonbinding and it cost taxpayers $122 million.

So when will we start to see see more results like these? Crikey talked to five experts about whether Parliament should start making decisions based on the results of non-binding postal campaigns.

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