Australian referendum, 1988

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The 1988 Australian Referendum was held on 3 September 1988. It contained four referendum questions, none of which passed. The failure was generally attributed to the open ended and nondescriptive wording of the proposed amendments.[citation needed]

Results [1]
Question NSW Vic Qld SA WA Tas ACT [2] NT [2] States in favour Voters in favour Result
(39) Parliamentary Terms No No No No No No No No 0:6 33% Not carried
(40) Fair Elections No No No No No No Yes No 0:6 38% Not carried
(41) Local Government No No No No No No No No 0:6 34% Not carried
(42) Rights and Freedoms No No No No No No No No 0:6 31% Not carried

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Handbook of the 44th Parliament (2014) "Part 5 - Referendums and Plebiscites - Referendum results". Parliamentary Library of Australia. .
  2. ^ 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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