In spite of all the negative aspects of this plebiscite (that many seem focused on), the important positive aspect is the discussion it stimulates, like this one. It is encouraging to see that the great majority of people (that I come into contact with) agree with the proposed changes to the law. I would be very surprised if the result turned out in the negative, but if so then that would prove the failure of a non-compulsory plebiscite, in as much as it has not harvested a truly representative sample of votes(some folks I know lean to the positive, but sadly don't care enough to vote). My opinion is that the non-compulsory aspect indicates that the federal government does not take the issue seriously. If they did, the would have changed the laws already (best case), but failing consensus within their own ranks, put it up as a mandated federal election issue (I believe that the Libs fear Labour would use it to their disadvantage at the next election, hence the plebiscite), or as a last resort a full referendum to decide.