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Australian referendum, 1977


Australian referendum, 1977

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



This referendum had a particularly strong 'Yes' vote. All but one of the referendum questions was carried, and the only one to not be carried had a clear national majority, but was held back by not achieving a majority of the states. No referendum since then has been successful.

The four referendum questions were only voted on in the states; voters in the territories only gained the right to vote on constitutional changes as a result of the Referendums amendment passing. Voters in the territories, however, were able to vote on the plebiscite.

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