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National referendums are conducted by the Australian Parliament to approve Parliament-proposed changes to the Australian Constitution.

State referendums, on the other hand, may be held to gauge voter opinion on an issue, to approve proposed changes to the New South Wales Constitution, or to resolve a deadlock between the two Houses of Parliament in relation to the passing of a bill.

For referendums, voters write 'Yes' or 'No' in the box opposite the proposed change on their ballot-paper.

Click here for the results of all the referendums conducted in New South Wales.