Australia's last referendum
Updated: 24 October 2012
The last referendum held in Australia was held on Saturday 6 November 1999. Australians were asked to vote on two proposed laws to alter the Constitution:
- Constitution Alteration (Establishment of Republic) 1999
To alter the Constitution to establish the Commonwealth of Australia as a republic with the Queen and Governor-General being replaced by a President appointed by a two-thirds majority of the members of the Commonwealth Parliament.
- Constitution Alteration (Preamble) 1999
To alter the Constitution to insert a preamble.
Both proposed laws were not carried. The AEC produced a complete report on its role in the 1999 referendum, which includes all results from the two votes.
1999 Referendum Report and Statistics
Leading up to the 1999 referendum
Scrutiny after referendum night
Public information campaign
International visitor program
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