Marriage Postal Vote – BTN

What? We are learning to understand about the marriage postal vote.

Why? This will expand our knowledge about how the government makes laws.

How? I will be able to answer the questions about the marriage postal vote.

Marriage Postal Vote – BTN Story 15/08/2017

Work with a partner to discuss and answer the following questions and post as a quality comment below.
1. Discuss the BTN Marriage Postal Vote story. What points were raised in the discussion?
2. Finish the following sentence: A postal vote will soon be held to decide….
3. Why is the issue not being decided by a plebiscite?
4. In a plebiscite, voting is optional. True or false?
5. Does the result of a plebiscite or postal vote automatically change the law?
6. Why are supporters of same-sex marriage not happy with the government holding a postal vote?
7. About how much will a postal vote cost?
8. Who will have the final say about whether same-sex marriage becomes legal?
9. What questions do you have after watching this story?

One thought on “Marriage Postal Vote – BTN

  1. A postal vote will be held to decide whether or not the public think that same marriage should be legal. This issue is not being held as a plebiscite because not everyone wants to vote.voting in a plebiscite is not optional. The votes will not automatically change the law. It only shows the government what the public thinks. Same marriage supporters are unhappy about the vote being postal because they think its unfair that voting is optional. A postal vote can cost up to 1.22 Million dollars. The government will have the final say about the idea of same marriage.
    If the government don’t use the public’s opinions, what is the point in spending so much money for a vote? Why doesn’t the government just make the decision?

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