THE Turnbull Government has announced it has put $160 million aside for a plebiscite on same-sex marriage in its 2016/17 Federal Budget.

It was announced in a statement by Attorney-General Senator George Brandis and Minister for Justice Michael Keenan.

People took to social media to criticise the decision.


Greens senator Richard Di Natale described the announcement as “another letdown from Malcolm Turnbull”.

“#Budget2016 locks in a divisive, unnecessary marriage equality plebiscite,” Senator Di Natale tweeted.


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