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Constitution Alteration (Preamble) Bill 1999

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constitution Alteration (Preamble) 1999

 

No.      , 1999

 

 

(Prime Minister)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution to insert a preamble

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Insertion of preamble.......................................................................... 2

4............ Effect of preamble............................................................................... 2

Schedule—Preamble to the Constitution                                                                  3

 



A Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution to insert a preamble

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 (Preamble) 1999 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on 1 January 2001.

3   Insertion of preamble

                   The Constitution is altered by inserting after the Title the preamble set out in the Schedule to this Act.

4   Effect of preamble

                   The Constitution is altered by inserting after section 125 the following section:

125A  Effect of preamble

                   The preamble to this Constitution has no legal force and shall not be considered in interpreting this Constitution or the law in force in the Commonwealth or any part of the Commonwealth.