Australian referendum, 1937 (Aviation)

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Constitution Alteration (Aviation) 1936 was an Australian referendum held in the 1937 referendums which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to give the Commonwealth legislative power with respect to air navigation and aircraft.

Question[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Results [1]
State On

rolls

Ballots issued For Against Invalid Result
% %
New South Wales 1,550,947 1,461,860 664,589 47.25 741,821 52.75 55,450 No
Victoria 1,128,492 1,074,278 675,481 65.10 362,112 34.90 36,685 Yes
Queensland 562,240 519,933 310,352 61.87 191,251 38.13 18,330 Yes
South Australia 358,069 341,444 128,582 40.13 191,831 59.87 21,031 No
Western Australia 247,536 221,832 100,326 47.58 110,529 52.42 10,977 No
Tasmania 133,444 125,016 45,616 38.94 71,518 61.06 7,882 No
Total for Commonwealth 3,980,728 3,744,363 1,924,946 53.56 1,669,062 46.44 150,355 Yes
Obtained majority in two States and an overall majority of 255,884 votes.
Not carried

Discussion[edit]

This was one of the few instances where an overall majority was overridden by not having a majority of states.

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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