Senior cabinet minister says Australia may be more unified after the marriage poll than before as government confirms people have until 24 August to get on the electoral roll. Follow it live …

Now that the government plans to send a voluntary postal ballot on marriage to all electors, politicians of every stripe are being asked how they’ll conduct themselves in the campaign.

Foreign minister, Julie Bishop, was asked on Radio National if she’d call out hate speech and her role in the campaign.

With a plebiscite the people have their say … We call for calm, we call for respect. We call for the Australian people to exercise their democratic right to have a say on an issue, and that’s what I expect of the Australian people.

There will be no formal yes and no campaign – this is another issue Labor have delivered by voting against the plebiscite legislation … So I’ll work within my electorate – I’m the member for Curtin – I’ll work within my electorate in relation to this matter.

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