Australian referendum

Alan Bradley alanb at
Sat Nov 6 03:47:47 MST 1999

It looks like the referendum has gone down in a screaming heap.  God Save
the Queen....

Actually, it was obvious that it would be defeated.  What is interesting is
the scale of it.  Not all the results are in yet, but most states seem to
have rejected it.

The Australian Capital Territory (Canberra) has voted in favour.  The vote
in Victoria is fairly close, and "Yes" might win.  This isn't surprising,
as Victoria  is the state with the most "European" and "modern"
pretensions.   The Northern Territory seems to be close too.

The above results are very provisional - for real results, there are plenty
of  Australian media sites.

Alan Bradley
alanb at

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