UNSW Chancellor David Gonski and Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs have expressed their personal views on the same-sex marriage debate in a statement to all staff and students.
From September 12, the Australian Bureau of Statistics will post out surveys asking if the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, writes Gabrielle Appleby.
The government may be hoping that the momentum built towards the same-sex marriage postal vote will dissuade the High Court from striking it down, but George Williams says this may be a poor bet.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull may come to regret his bold statement that Barnaby Joyce is "qualified to sit in the house and the High Court will so hold", writes George Williams.
If her grandmother could expand her beliefs and see the need for marriage equality, Christy Newman asks, what's our politicians' excuse?
The only explicable reason for the government's plebiscite policy – in all its forms – is to frustrate the move to same-sex marriage, writes George Williams.
Majority opposition to same-sex marriage is concentrated in rural areas, and rural Queensland in particular, according to research presented at the Australian Political Studies Association annual conference at UNSW on Tuesday.
There are potential long-term economic consequences if Australia fails to legalise same-sex marriage, writes Mark Humphery-Jenner.
The battle over same-sex marriage may be, at least in part, about the price of sex, writes Rob Brooks.
Malcolm Turnbull must hope the Senate blocks moves to hold a plebiscite, saving him from having to follow through on a policy that he knows is a step in the wrong direction, writes George Williams.