The Australian Bureau of Statistics says that 77 percent of eligible voters in Australia have returned their same-sex marriage postal survey. That equates to more than 12 million people, 400,000 up from last week’s estimated return figure, with only 7 more days until the survey closes on November 7.
Speaking on JOY 949’s The Andrew and Troy Show on Monday night, Australian Marriage Equality spokesperson Alex Greenwich explained the next step for AME after the postal survey closes. “It is going to be really important for us to make sure we’re thanking everybody who has worked so hard during the campaign and making sure that everyone is okay,” he said.
If the Yes vote prevails on November 15, Greenwich further explained, “We’ll go to Canberra straight away to work hard to make sure good legislation gets through. We’ll also have to continue to play a role to make sure marriage equality is safe in Australia long-term and no games are being played.”
If the No vote is successful, Greenwich detailed the future campaign strategy for the Yes camp. “We’ve made it clear that we will continue to campaign for marriage equality until it is achieved. This is something that we know is ultimately resolved in parliament, that means we’ll continue to up our engagement with people across the political spectrum, to make sure there is no further delay, to make sure that legislation is introduced and goes through both houses.”