Turnbull may consider another plan if a High Court challenge against the same-sex marriage postal vote is successful

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Stefan Postles/ Getty Images.

The ­Coalition is expected to decide on a contingency plan if the High Court rules against the same-sex marriage postal survey.

The Australian reports that if the plebiscite is challenged in the next two days of hearings, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull will take the issue back to the cabinet to find another alternative, which could include a free vote in parliament.

It follows growing concerns that a defeat of the $122 million postal survey will eventuate.

Finance minister Mathias Cormann has reiterated that the survey was “to give people their say” and the Coalition’s policy had not changed, saying the government “would cross that bridge when we come to it” should the court rule against it.

The Australian has more here.

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