Divisive marriage equality plebiscite to cost Australia more than $500 million

By Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent
Updated March 14 2016 - 8:43am, first published 7:40am
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife, Lucy, greet revellers on Oxford Street during Mardi Gras.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife, Lucy, greet revellers on Oxford Street during Mardi Gras.

Tony Abbott's public ballot on same-sex marriage, now embraced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, will cause major social harm and cost the economy more than $500 million in direct expenses and lost production.

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