1946 Australian referendum (Marketing)
Constitution Alteration (Organised Marketing of Primary Products) 1946 was an Australian referendum held in the 1946 referendums which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to remove restrictions in Section 92 of the Constitution which limited Commonwealth power to make laws with respect to the organised marketing of primary products.
Do you approve of the proposed law for the alteration of the Constitution entitled "Constitution Alteration (Organised Marketing of Primary Products) 1946"?
|New South Wales||1,858,749||1,757,150||855,233||51.83||794,852||48.17||107,065||Yes|
|Total for Commonwealth||4,739,853||4,453,941||2,116,264||50.57||2,068,171||49.43||269,506||Yes|
|Obtained majority in three States and an overall majority of 48,093 votes.|
* Armed forces totals are also included in their respective states.
This was one of the few occasions when an overall national majority was evident, albeit by a small margin, but no state majority was reached resulting in the referendum being not carried.
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- Australian Electoral Commission (2007) Referendum Dates and Results 1906 – Present AEC, Canberra.