1967 Australian referendum

Last updated

The 1967 Australian Referendum was held on 27 May 1967. It contained two referendum questions. There were two referendums. [1]

Contents

Results [2]
Question NSW Vic Qld SA WA Tas States in favourVoters in favourResult
Parliament YesNoNoNoNoNo1:540%Not carried
Aboriginals YesYesYesYesYesYes6:091%Carried

See also

Referendums in Australia

Referendums in Australia are polls held in Australia to approve parliament-proposed changes to the Constitution of Australia or to the constitutions of states and territories. Polls conducted on non-constitutional issues are usually referred to as plebiscites.

Politics of Australia

The politics of Australia take place within the framework of a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Australians elect parliamentarians to the federal Parliament of Australia, a bicameral body which incorporates elements of the fused executive inherited from the Westminster system, and a strong federalist senate, adopted from the United States Congress. Australia largely operates as a two-party system in which voting is compulsory. The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated Australia as a "full democracy" in 2018.

The history of Australia is the history of the area and people of the Commonwealth of Australia with its preceding Indigenous and colonial societies. Aboriginal Australians arrived on the Australian mainland by sea from Maritime Southeast Asia between 40,000 and 70,000 years ago. The artistic, musical and spiritual traditions they established are among the longest surviving such traditions in human history .

Related Research Articles

1967 Australian referendum (Parliament)

One of the two parts of the 1967 Australian referendum was a question relating to the relative number of members in each house of the Australian Parliament − the so-called "nexus". Section 24 of the Australian Constitution requires that the number of members in the House of Representatives be, as nearly as possible, no more than twice the number of members in the Senate.

The Australian referendum of 12 December 1906 approved an amendment to the Australian constitution related to the terms of office of federal senators. Technically it was a vote on the Constitution Alteration Act, 1906, which after being approved in the referendum received the royal assent on 3 April 1907. The amendment moved the date of the beginning of the term of members of the Senate from 1 January to 1 July so that elections to the federal House of Representatives and the Senate could occur simultaneously.

The 1910 Australian referendum was held on 13 April 1910. It contained two referendum questions.

The 1911 Australian Referendum was held on 26 April 1911. It contained two referendum questions.

The 1919 Australian Referendum was held on 13 December 1919. It contained two referendum questions.

The 1926 Australian Referendum was held on 4 September 1926. It contained two referendum questions.

The 1937 Australian Referendum was held on 6 March 1937. It contained two referendum questions.

The 1946 Australian Referendum was held on 28 September 1946. It contained three referendum questions.

The 1973 Australian Referendum was held on 8 December 1973. It contained two referendum questions.

The 1974 Australian Referendum was held on 18 May 1974. It contained four referendum questions.

The 1977 Australian Referendum was held on 21 May 1977. It contained four referendum questions and one non-binding plebiscite.

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

Constitution Alteration (Monopolies) 1910 was an Australian referendum held in the 1911 referendums which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to give the Commonwealth power to nationalise any corporation deemed by both houses of parliament to be a monopoly.

Constitution Alteration (Corporations) 1912 was an Australian referendum held in the 1913 referendums which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to extend the Commonwealth legislative power in respect to corporations.

Constitution Alteration (Trusts) 1912 was an Australian referendum held in the 1913 referendums which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to give the Commonwealth legislative power in respect to trusts.

Constitution Alteration 1912 was an Australian referendum held in the 1913 referendums which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to give the Commonwealth legislative power in respect to monopolies.

Constitution Alteration 1912 was an Australian referendum held in the 1913 referendums which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to give the Commonwealth legislative power over industrial relations in the State railway services. The question was put to a referendum in the Australian referendum, 1913.

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.

Constitution Alteration 1946 was an Australian referendum held in the 1946 referendums which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to give the Commonwealth legislative power over the terms and conditions of industrial employment but not so as to authorise any form of industrial conscription. The question was narrowly rejected.

Constitution Alteration 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.

References

  1. "Information Booklet - Issued by Commonwealth Government, Referendums on Proposed Laws for the Alteration of the Constitution (Parliament) & (Aboriginals)". Museums Victoria. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  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..

Further reading

International Standard Book Number Unique numeric book identifier

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.

The Parliamentary Library of Australia is the library of the Parliament of Australia, administered by its Department of Parliamentary Services. It provides library services to elected officials, namely members of the Senate and House of Representatives, as well as their staff, parliamentary committees, the Governor-General of Australia, and the staff of parliamentary departments.