Safeguards coming for postal gay survey

September 11, 2017

Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus wants safeguards in place for postal survey.

The federal government may agree to anti-vilification provisions as part of its postal survey on same-sex marriage.

Labor and the coalition have spent the weekend working on urgent safeguard legislation to be passed by the end of the week, including requiring the need for authorisations on campaign material.

"Labor has asked the government to include a provision that would ban vilification, hate speech and it looks at this stage like the government's prepared to agree to that," shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus told ABC radio on Monday.

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