Thirteen years after the Howard government changed the law to prevent same-sex marriage, Australians have now backed the historic social reform, with 61.6 voting "Yes" to 38.4 for "No".
After months of fierce debate on both sides, supporters of marriage equality are expected to emerge victorious.
Almost 80% of the eligible voters took part. But nothing requires the MPs to vote according to the survey. Around three-quarters of the electorate - more than 12.6 million people - took part. According to the latest estimate, 78.5 per cent of eligible voters had returned a ballot as of Friday.
The bill will be introduced in to the Senate on Wednesday for debate on Thursday and the Labor leader, Bill Shorten, has offered the opposition's support to help "stare down the conservatives seeking to delay marriage equality".
David Kalisch from the ABS delivered the wonderful news during a news conference at Belconnen, a suburb in Canberra where the ABS is based.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey in Canberra at 10am today.
Cabinet minister Matt Canavan argues the survey result, whichever way it goes, should not be seen as affirmation or rejection of the Smith bill.
Skywriting above Sydney's CBD during the same-sex marriage campaign.
We're expecting to hear from the No campaign as well, but they haven't made any public announcements about how they will respond to the news.
The competing bills are causing a schism within the coalition, with Treasurer Scott Morrison, who opposes same-sex marriage, saying in a radio interview on Wednesday that Smith's legislation doesn't contain sufficient protections for religious freedoms.
If the official count of the same-sex marriage survey matches myriad opinion polls, same-sex Australian couples will be able to marry by Christmas.
If Turnbull has fumbled a basic human rights issue that other comparable countries like New Zealand have already resolved just to appease a conservative but vocal minority faction fronted by ex-PM Tony Abbott, then he will have miscalculated the generosity Australians feel towards his increasingly tenuous government.
"I think Australians are going to come out in very strong numbers and send a message to the community that they want a more equal, more inclusive society".
"It would be emotionally hard for a lot of people. We would have to pick ourselves up".
For now, it appears that the unresponsive screen edges of Google Pixel 2 XL have nothing to do with hardware defects. However, we tried to summon Google Assistant with a pair of Sound One headphones and it worked absolutely fine.
The fidget spinners in question are the brass and metal Fidget Wild Premium Spinners distributed by Bulls i Toy , says the U.S. On Target's website , the "Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Bass" is recommended for ages 14 and over, as well as, 6 and over.
Filming for 2015's "The Force Awakens" also took place in the United Kingdom , but at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. Longcross Studios sits along the M3 Highway in Surrey, England, and so does the iconic Millenium Falcon .
For now, so long as players don't drop connection or lose stats, being alone in a social area is a small price to pay. Post-match disconnects, on the other hand, are also having a impact on players trying to complete in-game challenges.
All of them are going to sport a high screen-to-body ratio and there is also going to be an LCD model included. If true Apple may use the device's displays to differentiate between high-end and mid-range models.
Stennis - steam in formation during a 2007 training exercise in the Western Pacific in this photo released by the 7th Fleet. It has repeatedly threatened to launch ballistic missiles into the waters around the USA territory of Guam.
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) net purchased shares worth Rs 461.47 crore Tuesday, as per provisional data. The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 109.59 points at 33,360.52 and the NSE Nifty rose 33.50 points to 10,342.50.
The black box is similar to the OnePlus 5 boxes that were received by the media, you can check out our OnePlus 5 unboxing here . The OnePlus 5T is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and Adreno 540 GPU with either 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM.
Johnson will re-team with Ram Bergman, his longtime producer who helped him on previous films such as Brick and Looper . Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said, "Rian will do fantastic things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy".
While this is now just a prediction, the Nintendo Switch has been hugely successful since launching earlier this year. With Hulu being the first, we can only assume that many other streaming services will eventually land on the console.
Mass stabbing at Mall of America in Minnesota
Their alleged assailant, Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman , is being held on suspicion of first-degree assault. Reports on Twitter said the stabbing happened in the men's department at Macy's on the first level.
Brady Hoke to serve as interim head coach at Tennessee
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Self-driving bus crashes on its first day of work
The shuttle service in Las Vegas is allowed to carry 15 passengers at a time, ferrying them from one place of the town to another. The shuttle's sensors registered the truck and performed the correct actions, the rep said, by stopping to avoid the accident.