Australian Referendum, 1988 (Rights and Freedoms)

Australian Referendum, 1988 (Rights And Freedoms)

The Constitution Alteration (Rights and Freedoms) 1988 was proposed legislation that was put to referendum in the Australian referendum, 1988. The legislation sought to enshrine in the Australian constitution various civil rights, including freedom of religion, rights in relation to trials, and rights regarding the compulsory acquisition of property.

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Australian Referendum, 1988 (Rights And Freedoms) - Results
... A Proposed Law To alter the Constitution to extend the right to trial by jury, to extend freedom of religion, and to ensure fair terms for persons whose property is acquired by any government ... Do you approve this proposed alteration? Result State On rolls Ballots issued For Against Informal Votes % Votes % New South Wales 3,564,856 3,297,246 965,045 %29.65 2,289,645 %70.35 42,556 Victoria 2,697,096 2,491,183 816,057 %33.42 1,625,484 %66.58 49,642 Queensland 1,693,247 1,542,293 503,217 %32.88 1,027,218 %67.12 11,858 South Australia 937,974 873,511 223,038 %26.01 634,438 %73.99 16,035 Western Australia 926,636 845,209 233,917 %28.14 597,322 %71.86 13,970 Tasmania 302,324 282,785 70,987 %25.49 207,486 %74.51 4,312 Australian Capital Territory 166,131 149,128 60,064 %40.71 87,460 %59.29 1,604 Northern Territory 74,695 56,370 20,503 %37.14 34,699 %62.86 1,168 Total for Commonwealth 10,362,959 9,537,725 2,892,828 %30.79 6,503,752 %69.21 141,145 Results Obtained majority in no State and an overall minority of 3,610,924 votes ...

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