Official Report of the National Australasian Convention Debates: Adelaide, March 22 to May 5, 1897

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Bristow, 1897 - AUSTRALIA - 1243 pages

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Page 450 - Matters referred to the Parliament of the Commonwealth by the Parliament or Parliaments of any State or States, but so that the law shall extend only to States by whose Parliaments the matter is referred, or which afterwards adopt the law...
Page viii - Laws imposing taxation shall deal only with the imposition of taxation, and any provision therein dealing with any other matter shall be of no effect. Laws imposing taxation, except laws imposing duties of customs or of excise, shall deal with one subject of taxation only ; but laws imposing duties of customs shall deal with duties of customs only, and laws imposing duties of excise shall deal with duties of excise only.
Page 438 - The qualification of electors of senators shall be in each State that which is prescribed by this Constitution, or by the Parliament, as the qualification for electors of members of the House of Representatives; but in the choosing of senators each elector shall vote only once.
Page xvii - Conciliation and arbitration for the prevention and settlement of industrial disputes extending beyond the limits of any one State.
Page 457 - If the place of a senator becomes vacant before the expiration of his term of service The Houses of Parliament of the State for which he was chosen...
Page 551 - Except as provided in this section, the Senate shall have equal power with the House of Representatives in respect of all proposed laws.
Page 620 - It shall be lawful for the queen, by and with the advice of her majesty's most honourable privy council, to declare by proclamation. that, on and after a day therein appointed, not being more than six months after the passing of this act, the provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick shall form and be one Dominion under the name of Canada ; and on and after that day those three provinces shall form and be one Dominion under that name accordingly.
Page 645 - The General Government is not an assemblage of States, but of individuals, for certain political purposes ; it is not meant for the States, but for the individuals composing them ; the individuals, therefore, not the States, ought to be represented in it.
Page ix - At the next general election of members of the House of Representatives, or at the next election of senators for the State, whichever first happens, a successor shall, if the term has not then expired, be chosen to hold the place from the date of his election until the expiration of the term.
Page 629 - A Governor-General appointed by the Queen shall be Her Majesty's representative in the Commonwealth, and shall have and may exercise in the Commonwealth during the Queen's pleasure, but subject to this constitution, such powers and functions of the Queen as Her Majesty may be pleased to assign to him.

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