The federal government plans to hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage before the end of 2016. This page provides answers to common questions such as 'What is a plebiscite?', 'Could same-sex marriage be introduced without a plebiscite?' and 'What are the positions of the major parties?'.
Frequently asked questions about the history and conduct of referendums in Australia.
A range of referendum resources available online.
In 2013 the federal Labor government abandoned a proposed referendum on the constitutional recognition of local government.These FAQs serve as an information resource for readers interested in the issue.
Links to various information and opinions about the abandoned local government referendum, including key reports, newspaper articles and research.