Dastyari: high number of no votes in Labor seats shows ‘huge disconnect’

Of the 17 no-voting electorates, 12 were in western Sydney and nine of those are held by Labor MPs The high proportion of no voters in Labor-held seats in western Sydney shows a “huge disconnect” between the party’s traditional heartland and its more socially progressive agenda, the prominent senator Sam Dastyari says. On Wednesday the results from Australia’s voluntary non-binding same-sex marriage postal survey revealed a 61.6% win for the yes vote, with 133 of the 150 federal electorates returning majority support for marriage equality. Continue reading...

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