Sales: If MPs are going to have a free vote anyway, then what’s the point of having a plebiscite, why not just have a free vote?
Turnbull: Because we have offered the plebiscite – my predecessor, his government, the Coalition Government led by Mr Abbott offered the Australian people that plebiscite, it was a commitment that we’ve made. There’s very high levels of support for it. It’s a commitment we have to honour.
I understand the arguments against it very well but it is thoroughly democratic and every Australian will get a say in it and I’m very confident that the plebiscite will be carried.