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Constitutional Preamble – 1999 Referendum

The 1999 referendum to insert a Preamble into the Constitution was held in conjunction with the referendum on a republic.

The Preamble was overwhelmingly defeated. It received a national YES vote of just 39.34% and was defeated in every state and territory. The lowest YES vote was 32.81% in Queensland. The highest YES vote was 43.61% in the Australian Capital Territory.

Australian Electoral Commission Documents (PDF)

The Preamble

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