When questioned by journalists,
at the time of the election, the Treasurer and
Prime Minister, did not know, how the GST would work, indicates the GST
was not discussed, by Members of Parliament, before the election.
After the election, the GST
was then discussed, by Members of Parliament.
The legislation was then, passed to become law, followed by many
amendments, but did not ask the people, for their consent by Referendum,
subject to Chapter 8 Section 128, indicates the GST is illegal.
Taxation a part of the Constitution,
Section 55, 56 and Section 51 Subsection 2
was not proposed in Parliament, subject to Senate Brief No 8, Bills;
A proposal for a law or legislation, that is introduced into Parliament, is called
a bill. Bills are considered consecutively, by the House of Representatives
and the Senate.
The two Houses, must agree to a bill in identical terms, before
it can be transmitted, to the Governor-General for assent,
which marks its passage into law.
The Governor-General, should have issued the writ, to hold the Referendum,
on same day as the Election subject to;
Chapter 8. Section 128
This Constitution, shall not be altered, except in the following manner:--
The proposed law, for the alteration thereof must be passed, by an absolute
majority of each House of the Parliament and not less, than two nor more
than six months, after its passage through both Houses, the proposed law
shall be submitted, in each State and Territory, to the electors qualified to
vote, for the election of members of the House of Representatives;
A Double Majority Referendum is;
And if in a majority of the States, a majority of the electors voting,
approve the proposed law and
if a majority of all the electors voting, also approve the proposed law,
it shall be presented to the Governor-General, for the Queen's assent.
Relating to money or consisting of money.
The Senate may not amend
proposed laws imposing taxation or proposed
laws appropriating revenue or moneys for the ordinary annual services of
The Senate may not amend
any proposed law so as to increase any proposed
charge or burden on the people.
The Senate may at any stage
return to the House of Representatives any
proposed law which the Senate may not amend, requesting, by message,
the omission or amendment of any items or provisions therein.
And the House of Representatives may, if it thinks fit, make any of such
omissions or amendments, with or without modifications.
Except as provided in this
section, the Senate shall have equal power with the
House of Representatives in respect of all proposed laws.
54. The proposed law which
appropriates revenue or moneys for the ordinary
annual services of the Government shall deal only with such appropriation.
55. 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.
56. A vote, resolution, or
proposed law for the appropriation of revenue or
moneys shall not be passed unless the purpose of the appropriation has in
the same session been recommended by message of the Governor-General
to the House in which the proposal originated.