Reaction to Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey Result
Senator Dean Smith speaking about the same-sex survey result. "Ladies and gentlemen, Advance Australia Fair, this is Australia's day. Not only did Australians participate in the strongest of terms in the Australian postal survey, almost 80 per cent, but they have been emphatic and clear on two things. Emphatic and clear that equality before the law for same sex couples is important to them. Emphatic and clear because they have said to parliament it is now time for you to act, for you to uphold your end of the bargain. This is in our long history as a vibrant, democratic and free nation the most important electoral mandate we have seen."