PM outlines $122m gay marriage postal vote

August 08, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull says strong leaders stand by their election promises.

Malcolm Turnbull has outlined how Australians will vote on same sex marriage through a $120 million postal ballot if another plebiscite push fails.

A joint coalition partyroom meeting on Tuesday decided to resubmit legislation this week for a national vote and if the Senate rejects it again a voluntary postal vote will be held ahead of a private member's bill following a 'yes' win.

"Strong leaders carry out their promises. Week leaders break them. I'm a strong leader," the prime minister told reporters in Canberra, sticking by the plebiscite policy he took to the 2016 election.

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