‘Costly and divisive’: Same-sex marriage postal vote faces legal showdown

‘The Turnbull government’s same-sex marriage postal vote hangs in the balance, with the High Court told that the government does not have the authority to spend $122 million of taxpayer funds on the survey.

‘In a move that could stop ballots from being issued next week – and reignite pressure on the Prime Minister to grant a parliamentary conscience vote on marriage equality – critics of the postal survey have begun a legal challenge questioning its lawfulness.’

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