When it comes to the sexual orientation and gender identity of Australians, it seems that our communities just don’t count. With the news that the …
“We’re often excluded from sexual education or media depictions of healthy relationships.”
Fascinatingly, if not surprisingly, 99 per cent of all same-sex marriages conducted throughout the period were performed by civil celebrants rather than religious ones.
The increase of 300,000 means that only around 1 in 5 have not returned their forms.
The second-last postal survey estimate before the November 7 deadline puts the return figure at 12.3 million.
Other ballots were posted with dirt or glitter inside the envelopes, despite warnings early in the survey period that this would invalidate them.
Roughly four million Australians have not yet responded to the survey.
The figure represents 67.5 per cent of the approximately 16 million eligible voters who were sent a survey form.
The ABS has confirmed that 62.5 per cent of Australians have returned them.
Approximately 9.2 million eligible voters have returned their forms.