1926 Australian referendum (Industry and Commerce)
The Constitution Alteration (Industry and Commerce) Bill 1926, was an Australian referendum held in the 1926 referendums which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to extend the Commonwealth legislative power in respect to corporations, and to give it the power to make laws with respect to trusts and combinations in restraint of trade, trade unions and employer associations.
Do you approve of the proposed law for the alteration of the Constitution entitled 'Constitution Alteration (Industry and Commerce) 1926'?
The referendum was not approved by a majority of voters, and a majority of the voters was achieved in only two states, New South Wales and Queensland.
|New South Wales||1,241,635||1,131,656||566,973||51.53%||533,284||48.47%||31,399||Yes|
|Total for Commonwealth||3,254,952||2,964,384||1,247,088||43.50%||1,619,655||56.50%||97,641||No|
|Obtained majority in two States and an overall minority of 372,567 votes.|
- "Constitution Alteration (Industry and Commerce) Bill 1926". Retrieved 22 April 2019 – via legislation.gov.au.
- Handbook of the 44th Parliament (2014) "Part 5 - Referendums and Plebiscites - Referendum results". Parliamentary Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 29 September 2017.
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