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The 2005 Western Australian retail trading hours referendum was held in Western Australia on 20 February 2005. The referendum failed, with a majority voting against both extended weeknight retail trading and Sunday retail trading.
Question 1Do you believe that the Western Australian community would benefit if trading hours in the Perth Metropolitan Area were extended to allow general retail shops to trade until 9 pm Monday to Friday?
Question 2Do you believe that the Western Australian community would benefit if trading hours in the Perth Metropolitan Area were extended to allow general retail shops to trade for 6 hours on Sunday?
|Region||On rolls||Ballots issued||Yes||%||No N||%||Informal|
|Mining and Pastoral||68,240||51,237||24,711||50.18%||24,532||49.82%||1,994|
|Total for State||1,259,262||1,129,111||457,183||41.34%||648,860||58.66%||23,068|
|Region||On rolls||Ballots issued||Yes||%||No N||%||Informal|
|Mining and Pastoral||68,240||51,237||24,691||50.71%||23,996||49.29%||2,550|
|Total for State||1,259,262||1,129,064||422,942||38.61%||672,478||61.39%||33,644|
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