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Changing the Australian Constitution

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Catalogue no: 0704

Source/Credit line: Parliamentary Education Office (www.peo.gov.au)

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The Australian Constitution can only be changed with the support of the majority of Australian voters and the majority of voters in at least four states.

The following scenarios are shown as examples

Scenario ONE: change the Constitution

  • the majority of Australian voters have said yes
  • the majority voters in at least four states have said yes

Scenario TWO: don't change the Constitution

  • the majority of Australian voters have said no
  • the majority voters in at least four states have said yes

Scenario THREE: don't change the Constitution

  • the majority of Australian voters have said yes
  • the majority voters in at least four states have said no