Matter of a popular vote, in the form of a plebiscite or referendum, on the matter of marriage in Australia

15 September 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-296-8

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Members of the committee (PDF 33KB)
Recommendation (PDF 7KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 120KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - A referendum, a plebiscite or a parliamentary vote? (PDF 142KB)

A referendum
A plebiscite
Parliamentary vote

Chapter 3 - Discussion on a plebiscite (PDF 158KB)

Conduct of a plebiscite
Content and implication of a question to be put to electors
Cost of a plebiscite
Timing of a plebiscite

Chapter 4 - Committee view (PDF 10KB)
Dissenting Report by Coalition Senators (PDF 137KB)
Additional Comments by Senator Ian Macdonald (PDF 71KB)
Additional Comments - The Australian Greens (PDF 23KB)
Appendix 1 (PDF 130KB)

Public submissions

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 62KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 60KB)

Answers to questions on notice

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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