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People power : the history and future of the referendum in Australia

Author: George Williams; David Hume
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : University of New South Wales Press, 2010.
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A full history of constitutional change in Australia, this analysis examines the nation's referendum record and explains why referendum approvals have been so rare. Including interviews with leading proponents for constitutional change as well as political cartoons and brochures from key campaigns, this account provides a thorough analysis of each referendum campaign, the public's response, and the forces that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Williams; David Hume
ISBN: 9781742232157 1742232159
OCLC Number: 624439926
Description: viii, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; The people's voice; The path of constitutional change; Referendum campaigns; The record; Eight referendums; A labour of Hercules?; Getting to Yes; Section 128 of the Australian Constitution; Referendum proposals; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: George Williams and David Hume.

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Australians have been cautious about constitutional change, approving only eight out of 44 referendum proposals in just over 100 years. People Power is the full history of constitutional change in  Read more...

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