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[Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, 2017 : ephemera material collected by the National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 7501068
Format BookBook [text, still image, sheet, volume]
Description 3 boxes of miscellaneous pieces. 
Series

Australian ephemera collection (Formed Collection 73)

Summary

Includes original campaign materials publicly disseminated during the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey period seeking to influence both a YES or a NO vote. Includes badges, brochures, handbills, stickers, t-shirts, small objects like an "Acceptance Ring" issued by Airbnb, cloth bags, a beach towel, wrist bands and other printed campaign material. Further large format material is held seperately in the poster collection.

Full contents
  • Box 1: YES campaign material, from a variety of sources
  • Box 2: NO campaign material, from a variety of sources
  • Box 3: YES "Equality Campaign" materials, produced by Australian Marriage Equality (AME) and Australians for Equality (A4E) who together ran the Equality Campaign during 2016 and 2017. These materials were either disseminated at rallies and events, mailed to residents, or sold through the Equality Shop (either online, or at physical locations in Capital cities such as Oxford Street in Darlinghurst, Sydney).
 
Biography/History

The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey was a national survey that gauged support for legalising same-sex marriage. The survey was held via the postal service between 12 September and 7 November 2017. Unlike electoral voting, which is compulsory in Australia, responding to the survey was voluntary. A survey form, instructions, and a reply-paid envelope were mailed out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to every person on the federal electoral roll, asking the question "Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?". The survey returned 7,817,247 (61.6%) "Yes" responses and 4,873,987 (38.4%) "No" responses. An additional 36,686 (0.29%) responses were invalid and the total turnout was 12,727,920 (79.5%). The survey result was non-binding on the government, but resulted in the passing of legislation legalising same-sex marriage.

Subjects Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey -- Miscellanea.  |  Same sex marriage -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Same-sex marriage -- Law and legislation -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Marriage law -- Australia.  |  Marriage -- Australia -- Law and legislation -- Miscellanea.  |  Civil rights -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Printed ephemera -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- Miscellanea.  |  Australian
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Same-sex marriage postal survey

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    Copy: Box 1: YES campaign material from various sources
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    Ephemera (Formed Collection 73)
    Copy: Box 2: NO campaign material from various sources
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    Ephemera (Formed Collection 73)
    Copy: Box 3: YES "Equality Campaign" materials
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