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6 Elections and Referendums

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Factsheet 6.1 - Queensland By-Elections

In Queensland, general elections are held approximately every three years. At these elections, 89 Members, representing 89 electoral districts (known as electorates or seats), are elected to the Queensland Parliament.

Suitable for: Secondary

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Factsheet 6.1 - Queensland By-Elections

Includes information and commentary by Honorary Research Fellow Dr Paul Reynolds. In Queensland, general elections are held at
least once every three years. At these elections,89 Members, representing 89 electoral districts (known as electorates or seats), are elected to the Queensland Parliament.

Suitable for: Tertiary

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Factsheet 6.2 - Referendums

The Macquarie Dictionary defines a referendum as the principle or procedure of referring or submitting measures proposed or passed by a legislative body to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection. Therefore, a referendum is an example of direct democracy in action.

Suitable for: Secondary

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Factsheet 6.2 - Referendums

Includes information and commentary by Honorary Research Fellow Dr Paul Reynolds. Queensland Referendums Referendums can be regarded as expressions of direct democracy as voters have the opportunity to approve or reject a matter of public policy.

Suitable for: Tertiary