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He proposed circulating amendments, withdrawing the Bill at the committee stage and replacing it with a new Bill incorporating the amendments.
The survey was held via the postal service between 12 September and 7 November Victorian Legislation. Essential Media Communications. Following the result in the Senate, the government directed the Australian Statistician head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics to begin the process of surveying the views on same-sex marriage of all Australians on the electoral roll.
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Smith stated he intended to bring the bill to the Liberal party room for debate in due course with the hope of having a conscience vote on the legislation before the end of the year, though the prospect of crossing the floor has also been raised. The issue soon caused tensions within the government   with the Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Social Services Concetta Fierravanti-Wells stating that support of same-sex marriage would "place under threat" some marginal seats held by the Coalition and Liberal senator Dean Smith questioning the precedent a national vote on the issue could set.
Qantas is one of 1, companies to have joined the push to change the Marriage Act to include same-sex couples, and Mr Joyce has been worried that the postal vote would incite resentment and hostility on both sides of the argument. Bernardi formed a close relationship with lobby groups Australian Christian Lobby and Marriage Alliance during the plebiscite debate and has issued statements opposing same-sex marriage on several occasions.
Liberal MP's who raised the prospect of a free vote in the party in June had their advances rejected by several members of the Coalition who insisted no change could be made without first having a plebiscite.
This means that following what is likely to be the federal election, Labor MPs will be bound by party policy to support same-sex marriage legislation.