Prime minister condemns homophobic material in same-sex marriage postal survey campaign, but says Australians should ignore ‘extreme flyers’

Malcolm Turnbull has claimed “99.9999%” of Australians will conduct public debate on same-sex marriage respectfully despite acknowledging that some campaign material already published has been “hurtful”.

Turnbull has urged a respectful debate but told 2Day FM in Sydney that in a democracy people “will often say things that are hurtful and unfair and sometimes cruel”.

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