Last week, the government announced they would be holding a plebiscite to try and figure out what Australia thinks of marriage equality. The endless reports and statistics insisting people are largely chill with it apparently weren't enough—so now we're stuck with a big, expensive, non-compulsory postal opinion poll that can be manipulated to give the NO answer conservative politicians are hoping for.
If that wasn't bad enough, we were given less than two weeks to make sure our enrolment details were up to date. If yours aren't, you can't take part and your opinion won't be counted. As Malcolm Turnbull ironically pointed out in 1997 when arguing that postal plebiscites were bullshit: "This will particularly hurt young people, many of them students, who move more often than older people settled in families."
You'd better believe old mates aren't going to forget to check they updated their address when they moved last year—so you can't either. Having your opinion counted is already a win, but in case you needed a little more incentive we've teamed up with some of our pals to try and sweeten the deal. Below are a list of discounts and specials you can claim with proof your enrolment details are up to date.
All you need to do is go to the Australian Electoral Commission website and enrol, check or update your information, then show the below businesses a screenshot of your verified enrolment details. These deals are valid until registration closes on 24 August 2017.
We'll be updating this list over the week, so make sure you're checking in regularly. If you're a business who would like to get on board with this initiative, you can contact us here.
If you don't have a business, you can still take part in getting people to enrol by throwing a party for Equality Weekender, the nationwide enrolment drive taking place this weekend. Register your event and find more information here.
- 20% off Sample Pale Ale at Lazerpig.
- 20% off drinks at The Toff.
- 20% off drinks at Boney.
- 20% off drinks at Colonel Tan's.
- $5 tap beer and cider at The Zoo.
- $5 tap beer and house spirits at The Foundry.
- $5 Furphy pints at Hoo Haa.
- $10 cocktails off the Cult Classico Menu and $7 Prosecco's at Late Night Valentine.
- A free iced tea or iced coffee with your purchase at Phamily Kitchen.
- Free fries or frickles at Stuffed Beaver.
- Free Mardi Gras cocktail (The Hurricane) at Le Bon Ton.
- A free coffee at Assembly.
- A free first drink at Young Henry's tasting bar.
- 2 for 1 tacos at Bloodhound Corner Bar and Kitchen.
- A free marriage equality Love Is Love t-shirt from Gorman.
- 30% off at volley.com.au when you use the promo code LOVEISLOVE.
- 20% off new season items at Alpha 60. This offer only applies to one per customer.
- 20% on full price items in store at General Pants.
- 20% off your purchase at Suku Home.
- 20% off your purchase at OATS when you email a screenshot of your enrolment confirmation.
- 20% off your purchase at One Honey Boutique when you use the discount code LOVEISLOVE.
- 20% off your purchase at Urge Records when you email a screenshot of your enrolment confirmation.
- 20% off your purchase at Wandering Merchants.
- 15% off your purchase at Kloke.
- 15% off full priced items at Hemley Store.
- 15% off your purchase at Nikki Darling when you use the discount code YESTOTHISMESS.
- 15% off all stall fees at the Evelyn Market. Just attach your screenshot when you book via email.
- 15% off at Sleeping with Jacques when you use the discount code LOVEISLOVE.
- 15% off your purchase at Shifting Worlds and online with the discount code LOVEISLOVE.
- 10% off your purchase at Coco Store.
- 10% off your purchase at Takeawei when you use the discount code LOVE.
- 10% off your purchase at Memo Bottle when you use the discount code LOVEWINS.
- 10% off your purchase at Grub Street Bookshop.
- 2 for 1 mini succulents at Pepe's Garden.
- $10 off a pair of Sluggers when you use the discount code ENROL410.
- Show your enrolment confirmation to go in the draw to win one of five t-shirt and vinyl packages from Music Farmers.
- Show your enrolment confirmation to go in the draw to win a Samsung Fino 70 35mm Camera plus 2 rolls of Kodak Tri-X Black and White Film from Rewind Photo Lab.
- ACMI Member prices for ACMI films (not including MIFF) .
- $11 classes at Good Vibes Yoga when you use the code LOVEISLOVE.
- $5 off any nail service at Trophy Wife Nail Art.
- $5 off any event at Work Shop when you use the code LOVEISLOVE.
- 20% off tickets to Conscious Dating Co's next gay event when you email them your screenshot.
- 10% off at Flinders Landing Apartments when you use the code LOVEISLOVE.
- Revelation Film Festival are giving away 2 free downloads of contemporary independent cinema through their REVonDemand platform when you email your screenshot and selection of films to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2 for 1 tickets to MCA's summer exhibition, Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean.
- Find an Equality Weekender event happening near you here.