Twitter can be a useful tool in trying to predict what people think on an issue. So why did a study of almost half a million tweets on the same-sex marriage survey get it wrong?
The majority of same-sex weddings between overseas couples conducted in New Zealand have been between Australian couples unable to marry at home.
What's still missing in the religious freedoms debate is any clarity around what people think they won't be able to do, or where the existing laws are likely to fail to protect them.
Michelle Grattan and Nick Klomp discuss the week in politics.
Some people may think it's the duty of their MP to vote in the way they do. But political theory shows this doesn't work.
Despite its dubious ancestry, the popular vote on same-sex marriage has done its job, delivering an overall majority and majorities in all states and territories.
The same-sex marriage postal survey gave Australians a chance to create data for social change. And that's rare.
The 'yes' vote disproves that the rise of the minor party vote is the result of a cultural backlash from people who reject the progressive agenda, including the expansion of rights for minorities.
In the same-sex marriage survey, the 'yes' vote came in at 57.8% in NSW – but in some western Sydney electorates, the 'yes' vote was as low as 26%.
Not everyone who could vote did vote in the voluntary postal vote on same-sex marriage. So what can we draw from the result if only four out of five eligible Australians took part?
Malcolm Turnbull needs to continue to stare down the conservative forces in his government, because what they are demanding is prejudiced and discriminatory.
The results of the same-sex marriage survey confirm what previous polling had shown, but western Sydney surprised with a strong 'no' vote.
The same-sex marriage ballot was strongly carried in all states and territories, and won in all but 17 of the 150 electorates.
After an ugly and unnecessary postal survey, Malcolm Turnbull has had a win – but the conservatives in his government will still be pitching for a fight.
Australia voted Yes to legalising same-sex marriage today, and it's more important than ever to talk to your children about same-sex marriage and relationships.
Now that the battle for marriage equality has been won, the fight over the legislation to enable it will heat up.
The yes vote in the marriage equality postal survey will have broad reaching implications - including into LGBTIQ+ policies in the workplace.
Politics Podcast: Tiernan Brady and Cory Bernardi reflect on the marriage postal ballot.
Equality Campaign executive director Tiernan Brady and Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi reflect on the marriage postal ballot campaign.
The ABS, in its update on Tuesday, said it estimated it had now received 10 million ballots.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in politics.