It’s not often Australia’s leading youth publishers band together to make an almighty noise about a singular issue. In fact, we've never done it before. But marriage equality is perhaps the most important social fight we’ve faced in the last decade.
From 5pm to 8pm (AEST) on Wednesday, August 23, Broadsheet, VICE, Junkee, PEDESTRIAN.TV and FBi Radio will turn dark – that means we’re blacking out our respective social channels and sites to make it very clear the time is now for you, the youth of Australia, to take action and enrol or update your details for the upcoming postal vote on marriage equality.
The Australian Electoral Commission’s deadline to enrol for this vote is midnight on Thursday, August 24, so we’re down to the wire on this one. And if you think most people have already done their bit, you’d be wrong. According to the AEC, more than half a million people between the ages of 18 and 39 aren’t even on the electoral roll. This is alarming, for obvious reasons.
So, please, take the time you’d otherwise spend enjoying our articles to make sure you’re in the best possible position to Vote Yes when the time comes. That means giving your family and friends a nudge, too. Because granting our LGBTQIA friends the basic human rights they’ve been denied for far too long is in your hands.
PEDESTRIAN.TV, Junkee, Broadsheet, FBi Radio & VICE
HOW TO DO IT
Enrol here OR update your details here.
Give the Australian Bureau of Statistics a buzz on 1800 572 113. An operator can confirm your enrolment and postage address over the phone. If you’re overseas, you can call the ABS on +61 2 6252 5262.