What does section 51 of the Australian Constitution say?

What does section 51 of the Australian Constitution say?

Section 51(xxxviii) allows state parliament(s) to refer to the Commonwealth Parliament any matter that the Parliament of the United Kingdom or the Federal Council of Australasia could legislate on their behalf at the establishment of the Commonwealth.

Is God mentioned in the Constitution?

In the United States, the federal constitution does not make a reference to God as such, although it uses the formula “the year of our Lord” in Article VII. The 2020 amendments to the Constitution of Russia later added a reference to God.

What is the Constitution of each state in Australia?

State constitution (Australia) In Australia, each state has its own constitution. Each state constitution preceded the Constitution of Australia as constitutions of the then separate British colonies, but all the states ceded powers to the Parliament of Australia as part of federation in 1901.

When did Australia become part of the federal government?

Upon federation in 1901, the states ceded certain powers to the federal government under the federal constitution. The following is a list of the current constitutions of the six states of Australia.

Are there any Bill of Rights in Australia?

The Constitution does not detail many of the rights of the Australian people. Unlike the Constitution of the United States, Australia’s does not include a bill of rights. In Australia these rights are protected by common law (made by the courts) and statute law (written law made by Parliament).

Is the Australian Constitution the birth certificate of a nation?

The Australian Constitution has properly been described as ‘the birth certificate of a nation’. It also provides the basic rules for the government of Australia. Indeed, the Constitution is the fundamental law of Australia binding everybody including the Commonwealth Parliament and the Parliament of each State.

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