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Constitution Alteration (Referendums) 1977

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Act No. 84 of 1977 as made
An Act to alter the Constitution so as to allow Electors in Territories, as well as Electors in the States, to vote at Referendums on Proposed Laws to alter the Constitution.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Date of Assent 29 Jul 1977

CONSTITUTION ALTERATION (REFERENDUMS) 1977

No. 84 of 1977

An Act to alter the Constitution so as to allow Electors in Territories, as well as Electors in the States, to vote at Referendums on Proposed Laws to alter the Constitution.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, with the approval of the electors, as required by the Constitution, as follows:

Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Constitution Alteration (Referendums) 1977.

Mode of altering the Constitution.

2. Section 128 of the Constitution is altered

(a) by inserting after the words “in each State”, in both places where those words occur, the words “and Territory”; and

(b) by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:

“In this section, ‘Territory’ means any territory referred to in section one hundred and twenty-two of this Constitution in respect of which there is in force a law allowing its representation in the House of Representatives.”.