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Conscription Plebiscite

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Compulsory power for plebiscite doubted as both sides reject voluntary model
Senator Brandis said in August the matter should be decided via a compulsory, yes or no, plebiscite question.
A plebiscite on same-sex marriage would be a failure of parliament's
Australian parliaments routinely legislate in respect of socially contentious issues without resorting to plebiscites or referenda. Conscription was introduced in 1942 for the remainder of the second world war.
Voting in the same-sex marriage plebiscite should be extended to 16 and 17
The votes on conscription were from an era when elections and referendums were run according to different rules. The ballot on the national anthem dealt with an entirely different issue. None provide a model for the holding of a plebiscite on same-sex ...
Should teenagers get a vote in the marriage plebiscite?
Australia has only held a plebiscite on three previous occasions. Almost one hundred years ago plebiscites were held in 1916 and 1917 to decide if conscription should be introduced during the First World War.
That's History: As electoral reform looms, some lessons from the past
A federal plebiscite was held on alcohol prohibition in 1898, but in view of the slimness of the victory (51%) and strong opposition in Quebec (more than 80%), the government did not proceed with the measure.

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