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Constitution Alteration (Establishment of Republic) Bill 1999

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constitution Alteration (Establishment of Republic) 1999

 

No.      , 1999

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution to establish the Commonwealth of Australia as a republic with a President chosen by a two-thirds majority of the members of the Commonwealth Parliament

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments of the Constitution relating to the President 3

Schedule 2—Consequential amendments of the Constitution                     8

Schedule 3—Transitional provisions                                                                         14

 



A Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution to establish the Commonwealth of Australia as a republic with a President chosen by a two-thirds majority of the members of the Commonwealth Parliament

The Parliament of Australia, with the approval of the electors, as required by the Constitution, enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Constitution Alteration (Establishment of Republic) 1999 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Sections 1, 2 and 3 commence on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Schedules 1 and 2 commence at 3.00 pm, by legal time in the Australian Capital Territory, on 1 January 2001.

             (3)  Schedule 3 commences on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3   Schedules

                   The Constitution is altered as set out in the Schedules.