Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s journey to marriage equality by Alex Greenwich and Shirleene Robinson & Going Postal edited by Quinn Eades and Son Vivienne

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Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s journey to marriage equality by Alex Greenwich and Shirleene Robinson

NewSouth, $29.99 pb, 336 pp, 9781742235998

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Going Postal: More than ‘yes’ or ‘no’, one year on: Writings from the marriage equality survey

edited by Quinn Eades and Son Vivienne

Brow Books, $32.99 pb, 312 pp, 9781925704112

Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s journey to marriage equality by Alex Greenwich and Shirleene Robinson & Going Postal edited by Quinn Eades and Son Vivienne

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Online Exclusives

Glitter canons erupted at colourful gatherings across the country on 15 November 2017 as the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that 61.6 per cent of participants had voted yes in the marriage equality plebiscite. Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s journey to marriage equality, published on the anniversary of that historic day, illuminates the official campaign’s manoeuvres.

Drawing on the recollections of two of Australian Marriage Equality’s most prominent spokespeople – independent NSW politician Alex Greenwich and Shirleene Robinson, an associate professor at Macquarie University – Yes Yes Yes commences in Canberra on 7 December 2017 when the legislation was finally passed in the federal parliament. Oddly, it offers few personal insights into the jubilation of the day. This approach is maintained as the book proceeds with a fairly straightforward timeline of events.

Stephen A. Russell reviews 'Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s journey to marriage equality' by Alex Greenwich and Shirleene Robinson and 'Going Postal: More than ‘yes’ or ‘no’, one year on' edited by Quinn Eades and Son Vivienne

Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s journey to marriage equality

by Alex Greenwich and Shirleene Robinson

NewSouth, $29.99 pb, 336 pp, 9781742235998

Book Cover 2 Small

Going Postal: More than ‘yes’ or ‘no’, one year on: Writings from the marriage equality survey

edited by Quinn Eades and Son Vivienne

Brow Books, $32.99 pb, 312 pp, 9781925704112

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