Mark Dreyfus says Labor will scrutinise bill that would protect against misleading information, fraud, bribery and intimidation

Any bid to “fix” the postal survey on same-sex marriage by applying electoral laws to the process may undermine the high court challenge to the vote, Labor and the constitutional law expert George Williams have warned.

The shadow attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, raised the concern in an interview on the ABC’s Insiders program on Sunday in which he suggested the challenge had a 50-50 chance of success and recommitted Labor to pursue marriage equality even if the postal survey returned a “no” vote.

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