1937 Australian referendum (Marketing)

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Constitution Alteration (Marketing) 1936 was an Australian referendum held in the 1937 referendums which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to remove the restraints imposed on Parliament by section 92 of the Constitution.

Question[edit]

Do you approve of the proposed law for the alteration of the Constitution entitled 'Constitution Alteration (Marketing) 1936'?

Results[edit]

Result [1]
State On

rolls

Ballots issued For Against Invalid Result
% %
New South Wales 1,550,947 1,461,860 456,802 33.76 896,457 66.24 108,601 No
Victoria 1,128,492 1,074,278 468,337 46.58 537,021 53.42 68,920 No
Queensland 562,240 519,933 187,685 38.78 296,302 61.22 35,946 No
South Australia 358,069 341,444 65,364 20.83 248,502 79.17 27,578 No
Western Australia 247,536 221,832 57,023 27.77 148,308 72.23 16,501 No
Tasmania 133,444 125,016 24,597 21.88 87,798 78.12 12,621 No
Total for Commonwealth 3,980,728 3,744,363 1,259,808 36.26 2,214,388 63.74 270,167 No
Obtained majority in no State and an overall minority of 954,580 votes.
Not carried

Discussion[edit]

This was one of the few instances where a referendum failed to achieve a majority in any state.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Handbook of the 44th Parliament "Part 5 - Referendums and Plebiscites - Referendum results". Parliamentary Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 29 September 2017..

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