Australian referendum, 1977 (Simultaneous Elections)


Australian referendum, 1977 (Simultaneous Elections)

"Constitution Alteration (Simultaneous Elections) 1977" proposed for the second time that the Constitution be altered to ensure that elections for both houses of parliament occurred simultaneously. The question was put to a referendum in the Australian referendum, 1977.

Results

"It is proposed to alter the Constitution to ensure that Senate elections are held at the same time as House of Representatives elections."

"Do you approve the proposed law?"

Discussion

This was one of the few occasions that the double majority rule resulting in a referendum with a clear 'Yes' overall majority was nevertheless not carried.

ee also

[Category:1977 in Australia|Referendum (Simultaneous Elections)
[Category:Australian referendums|1977 (Simultaneous Elections)


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