Head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, David Kalisch, confirmed that 61.
During a news conference in Manila, the PM repeatedly fielded questions on whether he would stand up to conservatives who are pushing for changes to the law, which allow people to refuse services to same-sex couples.
On Wednesday next week we get to find out if Australians want their neighbours to have the same right to marry their loved ones as everyone else.
If successful, the Prime Minister has said that parliament should resolve the issue before they break for Christmas.
More than 30 business leaders, including the chief executive officers of Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Telstra Corp., this year petitioned the government to introduce legislation on same-sex marriage.
'We are confident that the majority of parliamentarians are sensible and will see this for what it is and not wind Australia back decades.
A group of conservatives have been working on legislation that would provide strong protections for religious freedoms in the event of a yes vote.
It's been a controversial process, with accusations of ballot-stuffing, homophobic slurs and violence against MPs.
Almost 80 per cent of eligible Australians took part in the voluntary poll, a return rate that compares more than favorably with the 91 per cent who voted at the compulsory 2016 federal election. This bill would legalize same-sex marriage but still allow religious ministers and organizations to refuse to oversee marriages they don't like.
Civil marriage celebrants would also not be allowed to discriminate against same-sex couples. While the voluntary survey doesn't legally bind parliament, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he expects lawmakers to respect the outcome.
"I don't believe Australians would welcome, and certainly the Government would not countenance, making legal discrimination that is unlawful today", Turnbull said this week, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The FAA confirmed to NBC Charlotte that Dandan's access to the airport was terminated following his arrest Friday afternoon. Officers with the CMPD's bomb squad later confirmed that the explosive device in question was a homemade pipe bomb.
The federation also adopted several recommendations by Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw the review. Raisman said she spoke to FBI investigators after serving as national team captain at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Broadcom, meanwhile, is seeking to buy USA rival Brocade Communications in a deal being reviewed by Washington. Meanwhile, Qualcomm is trying to acquire NXP for $38 billion but NXPs shareholders are reluctant.
Via Facebook, Ellen DeGeneres's wife shared a unusual and disturbing encounter she had with the martial artist. The then ran from the office and called her agent, who apparently seemed aware of what might happen.
Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has long advocated for a friendlier relationship between the United States and Russian Federation . The congressman's staff did not immediately return a request for comment Friday, a federal holiday.
But this time, the Canadian prime minister had a somewhat atypical agenda for his face-to-face chat with the Mexican president. It was a stark change in tone from Thursday, when Trump was Xi's guest of honor during a state visit in Beijing.
Just as it did in Week 8, the Vikings hold the Redskins to under 10 points. Players not from Minnesota after the game called it "Duck, Duck, Goose".
At Least 5 People Dead After Northern California Shooting
Some 100 law enforcement officers responded to the shooting, and students at the school have been safely evacuated, he added. A man says his roommate is among the victims in Northern California and that his neighbor was the gunman.
Taylor Swift coming to Tampa
A pair of 2018s major concert tours Taylor Swift and Jeff Lynnes ELO - have announced August stops for downtown Detroit. Tickets start at $49.50 and go on sale Friday, Nov. 17, via 313Presents.com, Livenation.com and the box office.
FBI data shows 18 hate crimes logged in South Dakota in 2016
In a statement addressing the report Monday, the Anti-Defamation League focused on the overall increase in reported hate crimes. Federal Bureau of Investigation data show hate crimes increased across the country from 5,850 in 2015 to 6,121 crimes in 2016.
Italy Misses World Cup as Sweden Wins Playoff
Gian Piero Ventura will surely need to make some modifications to his lineup after such a poor performance in Stockholm. Neither team was particularly impressive in the first leg of this matchup but Italy had a very disappointing display.
Rupert Murdoch Called AT&T's CEO Twice About CNN Sale
The deal is opposed by an array of rivals and consumer groups anxious that it would give the combined company too much power. AT&T may choose to force the DOJ's hand by moving to close the deal, which could trigger a court fight.
Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame aides on Broyles list
These two games also feature two Heisman Trophy contenders in Adams for Notre Dame and quarterback Baker Mayfield for Oklahoma. No. 12 Michigan State at No. 13 Ohio State; No. 20 Iowa at No. 8 Wisconsin; and No. 2 Alabama at No. 16 Mississippi State .