Covering Clause 9

“The division of the Constitution into Chapters and Parts is precisely the same as in the Commonwealth Bill of 1891. At the Adelaide Session, 1897, the wording of the Bill of 1891 was followed...

Covering Clause 8

Constitution Act 1900. Covering Clause 8 Application of Colonial Boundaries Act. After the passing of this Act the Colonial Boundaries Act, 1895, shall not apply to any colony which becomes a State of the...

Covering Clause 7

Constitution Act 1900. Covering Clause 7. Repeal of Federal Council Act. (48 and 49 Vic. c. 60.) The Federal Council of Australasia Act, 1885, is hereby repealed, but so as not to affect any...

Covering Clause 6

Constitution Act 1900. Covering Clause 6. Definitions. “The Commonwealth” shall mean the Commonwealth of Australia as  established under this Act. “The States” shall mean such of the colonies of New South Wales, New Zealand,...

Covering Clause 5

Constitution Act 1900. Covering Clause 5 Operation of the Constitution and Laws. This Act, and all laws made by the Parliament of the Commonwealth under the Constitution, shall be binding on the courts, judges,...

Covering Clause 4

Constitution Act 1900. Covering Clause 4. Commencement of Act. The Commonwealth shall be established, and the Constitution of the Commonwealth shall take effect, on and after the day so appointed. But the Parliaments of...

Covering Clause 3

Constitution Act 1900. Covering Clause 3. Proclamation of Commonwealth. It shall be lawful for the Queen, with the advice of the Privy Council, to declare by Proclamation that, on and after a day therein...

Covering Clause 2

Constitution Act 1900. Covering Clause 2. The provisions of this Act referring to the Queen shall extend to Her Majesty’s heirs and successors in the sovereignty of the United Kingdom. CLRA would like to...

Covering Clause 1

COVERING CLAUSE 1 Short Title This Act may be cited as the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act. The Annotated Constitution written by Quick and Garran make the following comments; Page 310 and 314, (relevant...

Federation

The time of Federation Some History We accept that the people of this continent known as Australia recognize that the aforementioned continent are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent; traditional inhabitors and that...