1999 referendum report and statistics

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.



ISBN 064251870X

© Commonwealth of Australia 2000

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