Australian referendum, 1913 (Railway Disputes)

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Constitution Alteration (Railways Disputes) 1912 was an Australian referendum held in the 1913 referendums which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to give the Commonwealth legislative power over industrial relations in the State railway services. The question was put to a referendum in the Australian referendum, 1913.

Question[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Result
State On

rolls

Ballots

issued

For Against Informal
 %  %
New South Wales 1,036,187 717,855 316,928  %46.70 361,743  %53.30 37,928
Victoria 830,391 626,861 296,255  %48.79 310,921  %51.21 19,357
Queensland 363,082 280,525 146,521  %54.19 123,859  %45.81 9,924
South Australia 244,026 195,463 96,072  %51.28 91,262  %48.72 7,912
Western Australia 179,784 132,149 65,957  %52.38 59,965  %47.62 5,894
Tasmania 106,746 80,398 34,625  %45.01 42,296  %54.99 3,351
Total for Commonwealth 2,760,216 2,033,251 956,358  %49.13 990,046  %50.87 84,366
Obtained majority in three States and an overall minority of 33,688 votes.
Not carried

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