Survey forms were distributed from 12 September with the ABS encouraging returns promptly preferably to be received before 27 October to ensure sufficient processing time. Archived from the original on 8 September The postal ballot has all the hallmarks of being tied together with bureaucratic and legal hay-band, but the Government insists it will withstand legal challenge.
Reach Out Australiawhich lead the pro-same-sex marriage campaign by five mental health services, reported increases variously at 20,  30  and 40   per cent in clients during the survey period and crisis support service Lifeline noted a spike in calls about the impact of the survey.
Results by electorate. Three of the dozen - Delaware, Minnesota and Rhode Island - legalized such unions this year, and the laws take effect this summer, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Not the brightest moment in our democratic practice," he told Sky. Victorian restrictions won't lift until transmission 'lowest possible level', man under 30 dies. Archived from the original on 2 October Retrieved 2 November Retrieved 23 August Retrieved 13 November
A nationwide study of lesbian, gay, and bisexual mental health found that increased exposure to negative, anti-LGBT media messages during the postal survey was related to increased levels of depressions, anxiety, and stress. Print Cancel. An Essential poll taken before the announcement and published on Tuesday showed a postal vote had reasonable, though not majority, public support.
But senator Dean Smith, one of the five, continues to make the case against a postal vote in the media. Archived from the original on 10 August