9 August 2017
Media Release - #2017071, 2017

Direction to Australian Statistician

Today I have issued a direction to the Australian Statistician, asking the Australian Bureau of Statistics to request statistical information from all Australians on the electoral roll as to their views on whether or not the law, in relation to same sex marriage, should be changed to allow same sex couples to marry.

This information will be sought on a voluntary basis.

This direction will be registered on the Federal Register of Legislation and will apply from the day after registration.