The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK), referred to simply as the “Constitution”, is the piece of legislation establishing the structure, operation and powers of the legislature, Commonwealth Parliament. Additionally, it establishes the executive and the judiciary. The Constitution received Royal Assent on 9 July 1900 and commenced on 1 January 1901, officially uniting the separate British colonies into one, federated, Australia.1
High Court interpretation of the Commonwealth Constitution
Constitutional protection of rights
Restrictions on the law-making powers of the state and Commonwealth parliaments
Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK) http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/Constitution ↩
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