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Comments on All Minimalist Constitution Models

Summary of Changes

Key changes include:


Changes by Category

Comments in respect of provisions which have been amended are described in detail below, and are categorised as follows:

The provisions affected in these categories are discussed in more detail below.

Abbreviations and Other Terminology

The following abbreviations are used throughout this document:

rec:- recommended by
ACC (1976):- Australian Constitutional Convention (Hobart, 1976)
CC (1988):- Constitutional Commission, 1988
cf:- compare to
s:- Section
ss:- Sections
cc:- Covering Clause
ccs:- Covering Clauses
art:- Article
Letters Patent:- Letters Patent Relating to the Office of Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Spent:- means that the circumstances with which the provision deals have passed, so that the provision has no further utility.

Note: References made to recommendations for amendments, or comparisons to recommendations or to other documents, should not be taken to mean that the relevant provision in this constitution is identical to that which is referred to or compared to.

Category (a) Amendments

This category consists of provisions which have been amended in order to implement a republic and which may result in a change to the functioning of government.

Category (b) Amendments

This category consists of provisions which have been amended in order to implement a republic but which involve changes in terminology only and which will not result in any change to the functioning of government.

Category (c) Amendments

This category consists of provisions which have been amended in order to implement a republic which involve changes other than in terminology but which will not result in any change to the functioning of government as it is in practice.

Category (d) Amendments

This category consists of provisions which have been deleted or otherwise amended as they are spent or obsolete, the amending of which will have no effect on the operation of the Constitution.

Category (e) Amendments

This category consists of provisions which have been amended for reasons other than the establishment of a republic or their being spent or obsolete and which may result in a change to the functioning of government.

Category (f) Amendments

This category consists of provisions which have been amended for reasons other than the establishment of a republic or their being spent or obsolete and which will not result in any change to the functioning of government.


Comparisons with the Current Constitution and Other Models

See the comparison chart for comparisons with the current Constitution, and Stephen Souter's comparison chart for comparisons with other republican constitutional models.


Last updated 20 January 1998.


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