State constitution (Australia)

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This article is about constitutions of the constituent political units of Australia called states. For for the constitution of a nation-state or sovereign state, see constitution.

In Australia, each state has its own constitution.[1] Each state constitution proceeds the Constitution of Australia as constitutions of the then separate British Colonies but each state seceded powers to the Parliament of Australia as part of federation in 1901.

List of constitutions[edit]

The following is a list of the current constitutions of the six states of Australia. Each entry shows the ordinal number of the current constitution, the official name of the current constitution, and the date on which the current constitution took effect.

No. Official name Date of effect Notes
1st New South Wales, Constitution of the State ofConstitution of the State of New South Wales 1856
2nd Queensland, Constitution of the State ofConstitution of the State of Queensland 2001
1st South Australia, Constitution of the State ofConstitution of the State of South Australia 1934
1st Tasmania, Constitution of the State ofConstitution of the State of Tasmania 1856
2nd Victoria, Constitution of the State ofConstitution of the State of Victoria 1975
1st Western Australia, Constitution of the State ofConstitution of the State of Western Australia 1890

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State and territory government". australia.gov.au. 

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