1948 Australian rents and prices referendum
The 1948 Australian Referendum was held on 29 May 1948. It contained one referendum question.
- (23) Rents and Prices (not carried)
The Constitution Alteration (Rents and Prices) 1947 was an Australian referendum held in the 1948 referendum which sought to alter the Australian Constitution to increase the power of the Commonwealth to make laws with respect to rents and prices.
Do you approve of the proposed law for the alteration of the Constitution entitled 'Constitution Alteration (Rents and Prices) 1947'?
|State||On rolls||Ballots issued||For||Against||Informal|
|New South Wales||1,880,779||1,762,091||723,183||41.66||1,012,639||58.34||26,269|
|Total for Commonwealth||4,783,887||4,476,001||1,793,712||40.66||2,618,183||59.34||64,106|
|Obtained majority in no State and an overall minority of 824,471 votes.|
* Armed forces totals are also included in their respective states.