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Inquiry into the machinery of referendums

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The Committee’s report for the inquiry into the machinery of referendums, A Time for Change: Yes/No? was presented to the Speaker out of session on 11 December 2009.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 5 chapters, 1 dissenting report and 6 appendices.

Machinery of Referendums

Preliminary pages (PDF 84KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Recommendation

Chapter 1 (PDF 64KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 61KB)
History of the Yes/No Pamphlet

Chapter 3 (PDF 176KB)
Current Provisions

Chapter 4 (PDF 154KB)
Alternatives and Suggestions for Change

Chapter 5 (PDF 118KB)
Committee Comment and Recommendations

Appendix A (PDF 30KB)
List of Submissions

Appendix B (PDF 49KB)
List of Hearings and Witnesses

Appendix C (PDF 34KB)
List of Exhibits

Appendix D (PDF 55KB)
Section 11 of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 (Cth)

Appendix E (PDF 36KB)
Table of Australian Referendum Results

Appendix F (PDF 59KB)

Dissenting report (PDF 72KB)
The Hon Peter Slipper MP, The Hon Kevin Andrews MP and Mrs Sophie Mirabella MP

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