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Queensland referendum closes in on a ‘yes’ for four-year fixed parliamentary terms

The ABC’s Andrew Kos reports (20.3.16) on indications that the state referendum to extend Queensland’s parliamentary terms to four years may have been passed.

‘Queensland’s political system is set for its biggest shake-up in decades as a referendum for fixed four-year terms looks likely to succeed.

‘On Sunday afternoon, just under half of the three million votes had been counted, the yes vote held a 53.16 per cent margin to the no vote’s 46.84 per cent.

‘The Palaszczuk Government remained cautiously optimistic after driving the yes campaign with advertisements and a bipartisan promotional tour in the week leading into polling day.’

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