Australian referendum, 1974 (Local Government Bodies)

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The Constitution Alteration (Local Government Bodies) 1974 was an Australian referendum held in the 1974 referendums which sought to amend the Australian constitution to allow the Commonwealth to grant financial assistance to local government body, and to borrow money on their behalf.

Question[edit]

Proposed law entitled "An Act to alter the Constitution to enable the Commonwealth to borrow money for, and to grant financial assistance to, local government bodies".

Do you approve the proposed law?

Results[edit]

Result
State On

rolls

Ballots

issued

For Against Invalid
 %  %
New South Wales 2,834,558 2,702,903 1,350,274 50.79% 1,308,039 49.21% 44,590
Victoria 2,161,474 2,070,893 961,664 47.38% 1,068,120 52.62% 41,109
Queensland 1,154,762 1,098,401 473,465 43.68% 610,537 56.32% 14,399
South Australia 750,308 722,434 298,489 42.52% 403,479 57.48% 20,466
Western Australia 612,016 577,989 229,337 40.67% 334,529 59.33% 14,123
Tasmania 246,596 237,891 93,495 40.03% 140,073 59.97% 4,323
Australian Total 7,759,714 7,410,511 3,406,724 46.85% 3,864,777 53.15% 139,010
Obtained majority in one State and an overall minority of 458,053 votes.
Not carried

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