"If that were to fail, the government believes we have a legal and constitutional way forward that gives the Australian people a say on whether or not the definition of marriage should be changed".
His comments come as same-sex marriage advocates seek new legal advice on the constitutionality of the ABS conducting the postal ballot. He revealed that the original plebiscite would go back to the Senate this week for another vote on a bill, which was originally rejected a year ago.
Sydney's Catholic Archbishop Anthony Fisher and his Anglican counterpart, Archbishop Glenn Davies, have criticised a proposed Bill to permit same-sex marriage in Australia as failing to protect religious freedom.
"This decision goes another step closer towards recognising marriage equality as an worldwide human rights issue".
Turnbull says he is following through on a campaign pledge to hold the plebiscite.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays national spokesperson, Shelley Argent, said: "We will lobby the Senate to continue to oppose a plebiscite and we will move to have a postal vote struck down in the high court".
But if the legislation is voted down again (as it was in November previous year, and as is likely again in any new vote), the government will push for a postal plebiscite, with mail forms to arrive in letterboxes from mid-September.
A non-binding, non-compulsory postal vote is complete BS, ' Stefanovic said, stressing that the issue should be resolved in Parliament.
The Turnball government announced yesterday that it would take its same-sex marriage plebiscite bill to the Senate this week.
Labor frontbencher Terri Butler said it was disappointing the Liberal Party continued to put up more obstacles to marriage equality.
Several gay senators made impassioned pleas against the plan at the time, saying it would lead to denigration of their families and subject them to hate speech. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sets the deadline to decide the reform in parliament on December 7.
"Strong leaders carry out their promises".
Terri Butler, one of the opposition Labor Party's key advocates on same-sex marriage, said it was clear that a majority of the members of Parliament supported legalization and would vote yes if given the chance.
The question will be: "Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to be married?"
The government confirmed on Tuesday that the Australian Bureau of Statistics - you may remember them from such successful ventures as the #CensusFail - will be in charge of the votes.
On Monday, Turnbull reportedly cautioned cabinet colleagues over the encouragement of some backbenchers to launch a bill that would have pushed for a free vote on gay marriage.
Despite strong support for gay marriage, the country is seen by some as lagging behind nations that allow homosexual couples the right to Wednesday.
He saw Vincent Marcel grab a 79th-minute equaliser for Nice to edge them a step closer to the Champions League group stage. Hoffenheim had the second-best defensive record in the division and only champions Bayern Munich suffered fewer defeats.
On Thursday, Chinese officials urged Indian troops to withdraw immediately, warning of "serious consequences" if they did not. According to Beijing , the two sides had agreed to the boundary alignment in the Sikkim sector under the 1890 treaty.
Pace bowler Olivier and middle-order batsman Theunis de Bruyn were only playing as a result of Philander and Morris´s injuries. Undeterred, he punched Rabada down the ground to bring up his fifty from 89 balls, to allow England to reclaim the upper hand.
Residents of Asian countries including Pakistan, Europe, Antarctica, Africa, and Australia will be able to see the eclipse. The full moon will emerge from the shadow area at 1918 GMT, and then the partial eclipse will end, said the report.
Canadian Milos Raonic fell in the Citi Open quarterfinals on Friday, losing in straight sets to Jack Sock of the U.S. If I'm taking care of business on my side of the ball, then I give myself the best chance", Anderson said.
Dropping sales could leave the big three in Detroit with an excess of factories in North America, said an industry forecaster. With labor agreements being more flexible, the automakers in Detroit have shifted away from that.
River Pkwy. "It had to be a significant explosion that would take out that brick and cause the building to collapse", he said . HCMC tweeted at 9:19 p.m. that they are now treating four people - one is critical and three are in satisfactory condition.
With this collaboration, Skype users on Android and iOS will be able to send PayPal money to their contacts. The latest messaging platform to integrate a payment service is one of the oldest as well - Skype .
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop right out-of-the-box and is upgradeable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Samsung's Australian website may have jumped the gun on revealing the Galaxy Note 8 pre-order date.
A majority of respondents also said he is not honest, does not have good leadership skills, and does not share their values. Trump's earned his worst score on levelheadedness, with 71 -26 percent of voters saying they believe he is not levelheaded.
Two babies have have lost their lives to hot auto deaths in the Phoenix area in the past two days, according to officials. The deaths were the first and second cases of a child dying of heat stroke in a sweltering auto this year, Sgt.
Olympic champion Betty Cuthbert dies aged 79
Tributes have poured in for Australia's four-time Olympic gold medallist Betty Cuthbert , who has died aged 79. Swimmer Ian Thorpe is the only Australian to claim more Olympic gold medals, with five.
Martin Shkreli Speaks out Guilty Verdict
He was also charged with repaying the investors with money looted from Retrophin , a pharmaceutical company he founded and headed. As with Madoff, Shkreli's reputation apparently inspired investors, who wanted to put money into the young wiz's hedge fund.
Iranian President Vows to Improve Economy, Uproot Unemployment
President Rouhani delivers speech after endorsment of his second term by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei. However, Iran said earlier this week that it would lodge a complaint with the commission that oversees its implementation.
Solar eclipse eye safety
Notice in the diagram how the moon's shadow appears to come to a focus right at earth's surface; this is called the umbral shadow. Solar eclipses occur when our moon gets between the sun and our planet, obscuring the sun temporarily.
LG V30 leaked schematics confirm the final design
Early renders include a slide-out secondary display, although it's not clear if LG has any intention to go with the same designs. It is a well-known fact that LG is working on the latest V30 smartphone, which it might unveil on August 31 during IFA 2017 .
Now it's Zardari's turn after Nawaz Sharif: Imran
He warned PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and said, "Next is your turn, we will set out against corruption". The PTI Parliamentary Party meeting was presided over by the Chairman Imran Khan at Bani Gala in Islamabad.
Hit-and-run van plows through diners injuring at least 9 people
Pico Blvd., at the intersection of South Redondo Boulevard, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. The van hit several tables of diners at The Fish Spot, a popular restaurant in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood, KTLA reports .
Chinese incursions into India reported
Barahoti was listed as a disputed area by India and China in 1958, and it was agreed that neither side would send troops. The article argued that China must avoid war, but insist on Indian troop withdrawal from Doklam by other means.