Constitution of Australia

Constitution of Australia

- The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia. Laws, Government, Australian Articles

Constitution of Australia

- The Constitution of the Commonwealth shall be as follows:
Bill Of Rights

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act

1.Short title

2. Act to extend to the Queen's successors

3. Proclamation of Commonwealth

4. Commencement of Act

5. Operation of the Constitution and laws

6. Definitions

7. Repeal of Federal Council Act

8. Application of Colonial Boundaries Act

9. Constitution

Chapter I - The Parliament

Part I - General

1. Legislative power

2. Governor-General

3. Salary of Governor-General

4. Provisions relating to Governor-General

5. Sessions of Parliament, prorogation and dissolution

6. Yearly session of Parliament


Part II - The Senate

7.The Senate

8. Qualification of electors

9. Method of election of senators

10. Application of State laws

11. Failure to choose senators

12. Issue of writs

13.Rotation of senators

14.Further provision for rotation

15.Casual vacancies

16. Qualifications of senator

17. Election of President

18. Absence of President

19. Resignation of senator

20. Vacancy by absence

21. Vacancy to be notified

22. Quorum

23. Voting in Senate


Part III - The House of Representatives

24. Constitution of House of Representatives

25. Provisions as to races disqualified from voting

26. Representatives in first Parliament

27. Alteration of number of members

28. Duration of House of Representatives

29. Electoral divisions

30. Qualification of electors

31. Application of State laws

32. Writs for general election

33. Writs for vacancies

34. Qualifications of members

35. Election of Speaker

36. Absence of Speaker

37. Resignation of member

38. Vacancy by absence

39. Quorum

40. Voting in House of Representatives


Part IV - Both Houses of the Parliament

41. Right of electors of States

42. Oath or affirmation of allegiance

43. Member of one House ineligible for other

44. Disqualification

45. Vacancy on happening of disqualification

46. Penalty for sitting when disqualified

47. Disputed elections

48. Allowance to members

49. Privileges etc. of Houses

50. Rules and orders


Part V - Powers of the Parliament

51. Legislative powers of the Parliament

52. Exclusive powers of the Parliament

53. Powers of the Houses in respect of legislation

54. Appropriation Bills

55. Tax Bill

56. Recommendation of money votes

57. Disagreement between the Houses

58. Royal assent to Bills

59. Disallowance by the Queen

60. Signification of Queen's pleasure on Bills reserved

Chapter II - The Executive Government

The Executive Government

61. Executive power

62. Federal Executive Council

63. Provisions referring to Governor-General

64. Ministers of State

65. Number of Ministers

66. Salaries of Ministers

67. Appointment of civil servants

68. Command of naval and military forces

69. Transfer of certain departments

70. Certain powers of Governors to vest in Governor-General

Chapter III - The Judicature

The Judicature

71. Judicial power and Courts

72. Judges' appointment, tenure and remuneration

73. Appellate jurisdiction of High Court

74. Appeal to Queen in Council

75. Original jurisdiction of High Court

76. Additional original jurisdiction

77. Power to define jurisdiction

78. Proceedings against Commonwealth or State

79. Number of judges

80. Trial by jury

Chapter IV - Finance And Trade

Finance And Trade

81. Consolidated Revenue Fund

82. Expenditure charged thereon

83. Money to be appropriated by law

84. Transfer of officers

85. Transfer of property of State

86. [Customs, excise, and bounties]

87. [Revenue from customs and excise duties]

88. Uniform duties of customs

89. Payment to States before uniform duties

90. Exclusive power over customs, excise, and bounties

91. Exceptions as to bounties

92. Trade within the Commonwealth to be free

93. Payment to States for five years after uniform tariffs

94. Distribution of surplus

95. Customs duties of Western Australia

96. Financial assistance to States

97. Audit

98. Trade and commerce includes navigation and State railways

99. Commonwealth not to give preference

100. Nor abridge right to use water

101. Inter-State Commission

102. Parliament may forbid preferences by State

103. Commissioners' appointment, tenure, and remuneration

104. Saving of certain rates

105. Taking over public debts of States

105A. Agreements with respect to State debts

Chapter V - The States

The States

106. Saving of Constitutions

107. Saving of power of State Parliaments

108. Saving of State laws

109. Inconsistency of laws

110. Provisions referring to Governor

111. States may surrender territory

112. States may levy charges for inspection laws

113. Intoxicating liquids

114. States may not raise forces. Taxation of property of Commonwealth or State

115. States not to coin money

116. Commonwealth not to legislate in respect of religion

117. Rights of residents in States

118. Recognition of laws etc. of States

119. Protection of States from invasion and violence

120. Custody of offenders against laws of the Commonwealth

Chapter VI - New States

New States

121. New States may be admitted or established

122. Government of territories

123. Alteration of limits of States

124. Formation of new States

Chapter VII - Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

125. Seat of Government

126. Power to Her Majesty to authorise Governor-General to appoint deputies

Chapter VIII - Alteration Of The Constitution

Alteration Of The Constitution

Schedule

Schedule

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