Australian referendum, 1913 (Industrial Matters)

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The Constitution Alteration (Industrial Matters) 1912 was an Australian referendum held in the 1913 referendums which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to give the Commonwealth legislative power in respect to industrial matters.

Question[edit]

Do you approve of the proposed law for the alteration of the Constitution entitled 'Constitution Alteration (Industrial Matters) 1912'?

Results[edit]

Result
State On

rolls

Ballots

issued

For Against Informal
 %  %
New South Wales 1,036,187 717,855 318,622  %46.88 361,044  %53.12 36,933
Victoria 830,391 626,861 297,892  %49.02 309,804  %50.98 18,837
Queensland 363,082 280,525 147,171  %54.36 123,554  %45.64 9,579
South Australia 244,026 195,463 96,626  %51.40 91,361  %48.60 7,259
Western Australia 179,784 132,149 66,451  %52.71 59,612  %47.29 5,753
Tasmania 106,746 80,398 34,839  %45.20 42,236  %54.80 3,197
Total for Commonwealth 2,760,216 2,033,251 961,601  %49.33 987,611  %50.67 81,558
Obtained majority in three States and an overall minority of 26,010 votes.
Not carried

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