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Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Page: 12007


Ms O'NEIL (Hotham) (15:03): My question is to the Prime Minister. I refer to the Prime Minister's support for a plebiscite on marriage equality and I ask the Prime Minister: will the national result of the plebiscite be binding on coalition members? Or will individual coalition members be bound by the results in their individual seats? Or will the plebiscite not be binding on coalition members at all?

Mr TURNBULL (WentworthPrime Minister) (15:04): That is a very good question and I thank you for it.

Opposition members interjecting

The SPEAKER: Members on my left!

Mr TURNBULL: I think it is an absolutely reasonable request. The answer is—

Mr Husic interjecting

The SPEAKER: The member for Chifley has been warned.

Mr TURNBULL: that the consequence of a 'yes' vote in the plebiscite will be that same-sex marriage will be legal in Australia.

Opposition members interjecting

The SPEAKER: Members on my left will cease interjecting. The member for Hotham will cease interjecting.