Australian referendum, 1984

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The 1984 Australian Referendum was held on 1 December 1984. It contained two referendum questions, neither of which passed.[1]

Results [2]
Question NSW Vic Qld SA WA Tas ACT [3] NT [3] States in favour Voters in favour Result
(37) Terms of Senators Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes 2:4 51% Not carried
(38) Interchange of Powers No No No No No No Yes No 0:6 47% Not carried

The referendum was held in conjunction with the 1984 federal election.

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  1. ^ Lindell, Geoffrey; Bennett, R. L. (2001-12-01). Parliament: The Vision in Hindsight. Federation Press. pp. 235–. ISBN 9781862874060. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  2. ^ 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. .
  3. ^ a b Following the 1977 referendum, votes cast in the territories count towards the national total, but would not be counted toward any state total.

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