Will Australia name the day?

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has indicated a plebiscite to legalise gay marriage could be held in early 2017 if it wasn’t possible this year.

Liberal gay marriage advocate Warren Entsch insists the coalition is not delaying a national vote on same-sex marriage. Mr Entsch, who brought forward a failed cross-party bill to legalise gay marriage in the previous parliament, is convinced a public vote is the way to go, despite new polling showing support for a plebiscite softening. He believes the Senate will back the public if a plebiscite is carried.