The Queensland Referendum and fixed four-year parliamentary terms: why the 'yes' vote won

Fellows, Jamie (2016) The Queensland Referendum and fixed four-year parliamentary terms: why the 'yes' vote won. Res Judicata: contemporary issues in administrative and public law, 2 (2).

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On Saturday 19th March 2016, Queenslanders voted in the quadrennial local council elections. At the same time, a referendum was held on the question of fixed four-year parliamentary terms. Queenslanders were asked to decide on whether they should join the other Australian states (with the exception of Tasmania) and territories by adopting fixed four-year parliamentary terms. Up until the referendum, Queensland and the Commonwealth House of Representatives were the only Parliaments in Australia still using non-fixed three-year parliamentary terms. Even all local councils throughout Australia have adopted the quadrennial electoral cycle.

Item ID: 43557
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2206-3145
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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 02:20
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940202 Electoral Systems @ 100%
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