Australian referendum, 1926 (Industry and Commerce)

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Constitution Alteration (Industry and Commerce) 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.

Question[edit]

Do you approve of the proposed law for the alteration of the Constitution entitled 'Constitution Alteration (Industry and Commerce) 1926'?

Results[edit]

Result
State On

rolls

Ballots

issued

For Against Informal Result
 %  %
New South Wales 1,241,635 1,131,656 566,973 51.53% 533,284 48.47% 31,399 Yes
Victoria 968,861 888,661 310,261 36.23% 546,138 63.77% 32,262 No
Queensland 440,632 399,664 202,691 52.10% 186,374 47.90% 10,599 Yes
South Australia 303,054 281,492 78,983 29.32% 190,396 70.68% 12,113 No
Western Australia 190,286 164,555 46,469 29.29% 112,185 70.71% 5,901 No
Tasmania 110,484 98,356 41,711 44.86% 51,278 55.14% 5,367 No
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.
Not carried

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