Aust Government Expected To Confirm Date For Plebiscite
The government is expected to name February 11 next year as the date for the plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
Australians will be asked: "Do you support a change in the law to allow same-sex couples to marry?", Fairfax Media reported on Tuesday.
The Turnbull government is also reportedly leaning towards public funding for the yes and no cases of the debate.
Cabinet considered the date, question and funding on Monday night and its decision
The ABC has reported that cabinet has agreed to allocate $7.5 million in public funding each to the yes and no campaigns.
The opposition and crossbenchers presented private bills to parliament on Monday to change marriage laws.
Taxpayers to fund the hate campaign on top of the non-binding plebiscite. Turnbull's capitulation goes on & on & on https://t.co/8TGg6RGk1M— Senator Penny Wong (@SenatorWong) September 12, 2016