Same-sex-­marriage postal survey without detail a ‘blank cheque’

Posted on September 12, 2017 
Filed under Culture wars

“Malcolm Turnbull has been ­accused of handing a ‘blank cheque’ to the parliament after the government declared it would not move to provide religious protections before the same-sex-­marriage survey is finalised.

Senior ministers yesterday confirmed that no bill outlining ­religious protections would be ­endorsed by the government until after the result was declared, arguing it would only be required should a Yes vote be returned.

The decision flies in the face of a warning from former prime minister John Howard, revealed in The Weekend Australian…”

– Story from The Australian. (Subscription.)


Andrew Hastie MP is interviewed on The Bolt Report, 11 September 2017.