Join Australians having their say in the Marriage Survey (Media Release)

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MEDIA RELEASE
25 October 2017
Embargo: 11:30 am (Canberra Time)
Join the millions of Australians having their say in the Marriage Law Postal Survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is urging eligible Australians who haven’t yet had their say in the Marriage Law Postal Survey to join the millions of people who’ve already taken part.

With an estimated 74.5 per cent of survey forms now received by the ABS, Deputy Statistician and Taskforce Lead, Jonathan Palmer, said people should act now to ensure their response is included in the results.

“While it’s exciting to see that 11.9 million eligible Australians have now returned their surveys, we really want to encourage those who haven’t to post them back or submit their paperless response now.” Mr Palmer said.

“Throughout the survey, it’s been our aim to make sure every eligible Australian is given the opportunity to have their opinion counted.

“That’s why we’re asking people not to leave it until the last minute to get their form back.

“Time is running out. Don’t delay and send your form back straight away.

“If you don’t get your form back to us in time, it will not be included in the final results,” Mr Palmer said.

The survey closes at 6pm (local time) on 7 November 2017.

The survey results will be published on 15 November 2017.