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Australian Constitution

The development of the Australian Constitution and the Australian Parliament in the 1990's and how the constitution affects ordinary Australians today.
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Sandy Vo

on 9 November 2012

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What is the Australian Constitution? The Australian Constitution is the set of rules on how Australia runs. It took place on 1st January 1901 and to this day it is the scheme on how Australia is governed. It includes details on the structure of the Australian Parliament, how Parliament works, what powers the Parliament has, how federal and state Parliaments share power and the roles of the Executive Government and the High Court. How did the constitution develop? Before Australia was a united nation, each state was it's very own. Having different train tracks, armies and money and so on. It was difficult for the citizens to travel to and from each state.
By 1891, Australia was one whole country that consists of six different colonies; Interesting laws that were developed for the constitution . . . Chapter 3 – The Judicature The trial on indictment of any offense against any law of the Commonwealth shall be by jury, and every such trial shall be held in the State where the offense was committed, Section 80 – Trial by jury and if the offense was not committed within any State the trial shall be held at such place or places as the Parliament prescribes. ANOTHER INTERESTING LAW........ This is the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, 1900 (book) The AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION Here is a short summarised video clip about the history of When all of the colonies had decided to join as a nation for federation, every colony had a representative to represent their own state and to attend meetings to draft a constitution for the new nation (Australia.) The constitution was then passed to the queen and the constitution was officially made. After that, each state would have to give up their money, train tracks and it's own army . All of these changes was to make Australia a united nation. SECTION 27: Aborigines are not to be counted in reckoning population.

In reckoning the numbers of the Commonwealth, or of a State or other part of the commonwealth, aboriginal native shall not be counted. Yes, that's right, when our constitution was created, Aboriginals was not considered as humans, that's why they were not counted as a 'population' in Australia. How did the constitution affect ordinary Australians? making an impact on Australians personal life, such as marriage and divorce
Planning an individual/citizens future
affects our taxes
the way our country is defended A
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