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AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION - BEGINNER'S GUIDE
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  1. 1 January 1901

  2. 44

  3. 8

  4. No

  5. No

  6. The Parliament Shop, Parliament House, Canberra

  7. The Parliament of the United Kingdom

  8. Queen Victoria

  9. 17 September 1900

  10. The Preamble, 8 Covering Clauses and Clause 9 which details the Constitution.

  11. No

  12. 8

  13. The Parliament, The Executive Government, The Judicature, Finance & Trade, The States, New States, Miscellaneous and Alteration of the Constitution.

  14. The Schedule details the oath and affirmation of allegiance that each senator and each member of the House of Representatives must subscribe to before taking their seat in Parliament.

  15. 5

  16. General, The Senate, The House of Representatives, Both Houses of the Parliament and the Powers of the Parliament

  17. The Queen (of Australia), a Senate and a House of Representatives

  18. The Governor-General

  19. The Queen

  20. Subject to the Constitution, such powers and functions of the Queen as Her Majesty may be pleased to assign him

  21. The Senate is composed of senators for each State, directly chosen by the people of the State, voting, until the Parliament otherwise provides, as one electorate

  22. 6 years

  23. 12

  24. Yes

  25. Senators are divided into 2 classes to meet the rotation requirement so that only half the Senate is elected at each election

  26. In the negative

  27. The House of Representatives is composed of members directly chosen by the people of the Commonwealth

  28. The number of members in the House of Representatives shall be, as nearly as practicable, twice the number of Senators

  29. The number of members chosen in the several States shall be in proportion to the respective numbers of their people

  30. The Speaker does not vote unless the votes are equal and then he shall have the casting vote

  31. No

  32. Section 51

  33. It is presented to the Governor-General for the Queen's assent

  34. Yes (within one year)

  35. The Queen

  36. The Governor-General as The Queen's Representative

  37. The Federal Executive Council

  38. Yes

  39. The Governor-General as the Queen's Representative

  40. The High Court of Australia

  41. No

  42. No

  43. Yes

  44. Yes

  45. Yes 

  46. Yes

  47. The Letters Patent relating to the Office of Governor-General

  48. No; there must also be a majority of voters in a majority of States

  49. Yes

  50. The Statute of Westminster Adoption Act 1942 and the Australia Act 1986

  51. They may be repealed or amended by an Act of the Parliament of the Commonwealth passed at the request or with the concurrence of the Parliaments of all the States or by the conferring of a power on the Parliament of the Commonwealth by any alteration to the Constitution of the Commonwealth made in accordance with Section 128 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth