Proposed law would penalise those who intimidate or threaten based on sex, sexuality, gender identity, intersex status, religious convictions or views they hold about the survey

Penalties of up to $12,600 and court-ordered injunctions will be available if people are vilified, intimidated or threatened for participation in the same-sex marriage postal survey under a new proposed law.

Although the vilification provision would extend to both sides of the debate, Labor has warned a new bill will only provide limited protections and hurtful material will not be stopped.

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