« Back to Publications

Four-year parliamentary terms tipped to be rejected

The Brisbane Times reports (10.3.16) on the upcoming referendum on fixed, four-year parliamentary terms in Queensland. Polls are tipping a very close result, although many voters apparently remain undecided on the issue.

‘Queenslanders are tipped to vote against giving state politicians an extra year in power and many seem unaware or unexcited about having their say.

‘But the referendum on four-year fixed parliamentary terms, which coincides with local government elections on March 19, is expected to go down to the wire.

‘A Galaxy poll of 540 Brisbane voters this week showed although 48 per cent wanted four-year terms, 35 per cent were opposed and 17 per cent were undecided.

‘Traditionally, undecided voters back the no case in referendums, which is a reason why Griffith University political analyst Dr Paul Williams believes the referendum will likely fail.

The TJRyan Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy, currency or completeness of any information or material available on this website. The TJRyan Foundation reserves the right to change information or material on this website at any time without notice. Links from this site to external, non-TJRyan Foundation websites should not be construed as implying any relationship with and/or endorsement of the external site or its content by the TJR Foundation, nor any commercial relationship with the owners of any external site. Should any TJRyan research project be funded by an individual or organisation the source of funding will be stated beside the research report. In all other cases contributions are provided on a pro bono basis.
Receive the latest news

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get notified about new articles

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.