The Constitution of the People Act
by the People and for the Sovereignty of the People.
for the Commonwealth of Australia. shall be as follows:
Please note that this is a up-date proposal only,
for public comment including comment from politicians.
The proper function of a Preliminary is to explain and recite facts which are necessary to be explained and
recited, before the enactment's contained in an act of Parliament can be understood. A Preliminary may be
to limit the scope of certain expressions or to explain facts or introduce definitions. This Preliminary shall
be part of the Constitution.
The words below are not to be used in any part of this Constitution;
any-wise = in any wise.
here-at = at this.
here-by = by this means.
here-in = in this, in regard to this.
here-inafter = afterward in this document.
here-inbefore = before in this document.
here-of = of this, as a result of this.
here-to = till this time, for this object.
here-under = below in this document.
here-upon = after this, in consequence.
here-with = with this.
other-wise = in another way or manner, in other respects, by other causes.
There-at = at that place.
There-after = after that, according to that rule.
There-before = earlier in the same document.
There-by = by that means, as a result of that.
There-fore = for that reason, accordingly, consequently.
There-from = from that or it.
There-in = in that place, in that respect.
There-of = of that or this.
There-on = on that or it.
There-to = to that or it, in addition.
There-under = under that.
There-upon = in consequence of that
There-with = with that, besides.
when-ever = at any time, as soon as.
where-as = as or on account of which, since, when in fact.
where-of = of which or of what.
where-on = on which or on what.
where-upon = upon or in consequence of which.
forthwith = immediately.
emolument = advantage, as salary or fees.
effluxion = act of flowing out or that which flows, coming to end of elected term.
prerogative = right of the sovereign, the right to show mercy or subject to no restriction or privilege.
notwithstanding = in spite of, although, however, yet, and same meaning as nevertheless.
inasmuch = to the extent that, considering that. (Original words = in so far as)
aforesaid = previously, -- as; cited, name or said.
thence = from that source.
to the contrary = the opposite.
dissolution = end of a parliament with a view to an election.
dissolve = The serving of a writ to end parliament and prepare for an election.
prorogue = discontinue meetings without dissolving it.
proclamation = public announcement.
vested = absolute power and authority of or in.....
invest = to give, place or replace power and authority of jurisdiction to another.........
contravene = infringe, conflict with, dispute.
statute = conferring equality of status on the self governing of British Dominions.
mandamus = issued by a higher court to a lower court
suffrage = short petition of, the right of voting in political elections.
expedient = advantageous, suitable.
convene = assemble, summon person to......
convention = act of convening, formal assembly of parliament without sommons of King or Queen.
monarch = sovereign with title of King or Queen; the supreme ruler.
monarchy = state under monarchical government subject to constitutional restrictions or a state or a people ruled over by one person, a kind of government of which the chief power is in the hands of a monarch, the territory of a monarch.
republic = a commonwealth, a form of government without a monarch in which the supreme power is the absolute power and authority in representatives elected by the people.
(used in place of "notwithstanding anything")
This section will not effect anything ------- or
shall, or shall not, in any manner effect the.........
End of words not to be used..
"The Commonwealth" shall mean the Commonwealth of Australia as established under the Commonwealth Constitution Bill 1897 by the Referendum of the People.
"The States" shall mean such of New Zealand, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia, including the northern territory of South Australia, as for the time being are parts of the Commonwealth, and such territories as may be admitted into or established by the Commonwealth as States; and each of such parts of the Commonwealth shall be called "a State".
Indissoluble; That can not be broken or violated, inseperable, binding forever.
There has been talk of a republic type of government and this is the reason for this draft.
The text is a copy of the Australian Constitution from the government website but that all
reference to the Queen and the Crown has been changed to represent the People of Australia
being the Supreme Power in Australia, who would be represented by the Head of State.
The words [Governor General] would be acceptable because the States have Governors.
This document is not for sale and no money will be accepted for it.
Does the Federal and State and Local Government candidates go to
Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Her heirs and successors to be elected?
The Candidates come to the people to be elected, this means, they are under the People's
employ, being paid by the tax payers in and of Australia and if the People did not vote,
what would happen to the Parliament? The People are the Supreme Power.
This draft is an example of how all Acts and Legislation both Federal and State and Territory
will be altered, only for the purpose of the possibility of Australia becoming a Republic.
This draft is for the change from the King or Queen, His or Her heirs and successors
to the People of Australia.
The CrownIf a person receives any income under the Crown, will be changed to receive income under
the Commonwealth of Australia.
Example: the word Crown will be changed to the
Commonwealth of Australia and to;
the State of;
New south Wales,
the Northern Territory
and that the Governor General will be the representative of the People of the Commonwealth.
and that the Governor will be the representative of the People of a State.
and that the Administrator will be the representative of the People of a Territory.
All political parties will be abolished from being in both Federal, State and Territory Houses of
Parliament and that all Candidates will be selected and elected and represent the
People of Australia or of a State or of a Territory.
Existing Living Souls shall mean that all Living Souls living in the Commonwealth now or in the future shall be
part of this Constitution and that this Constitution shall not, be altered except by
Referendum of Existing Living Souls.
Any notion, spurious act of Congress or opinion by a Court, that taxes must by paid before
redressing a grievance, is a perversion of Natural Law, of modern English law, of the
American Constitution and of Truth and Justice.
The reverse principle of "Taxes Before Redressing a grievance" is based on the essence of a
monarchy and kingly power, the king owns everything under his domain. People possess
property under a monarch by his grace alone. Since a king owns everything under his domain,
he merely has to speak to lawfully dispose of his property. Thus, if a king imposed a tax on land,
he imposed it on his own land and whoever occupied the land was obligated to pay the tax to the
A tax, then, being a part of the king's property, was legally presumed to be in the possession
of the king before and after its assessment.
Since the landholder, or landless subject, enjoyed the privilege of tenancy on the land only by
the will of the king, he could be required to pay over the tax before he could contest the
assessment; or redress a grievance.
Thus, the theory that a tax must be paid before redress rests on the presumption that society is
organized as a monarchy; that all people living in that society exist by grace of an autocrat;
whether it be one person or an assembly of people.
The Australian Constitution was put to voters as
the Commonwealth Constitution Bill 1897.
Referendums asking people to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the proposed Australian Constitution were held in each of the Australian colonies between 1898 and 1900. This was one of the most important steps in the process of Federation. It was also the first time in the world that a national constitution had been submitted to the people’s vote.
The 1891 Constitutional Convention agreed that before proceeding with Federation, the Constitution for governing the new nation should have ‘the approval of the people’.
The intention to seek this approval through referendums was established at the Corowa people’s convention in 1893.
The people’s convention also resolved that there should be a new Constitutional Convention composed of popularly elected delegates.
In order to put the Corowa Plan into action, each colony was required to pass an Enabling Act to enable the elections and referendums to be held.
In 1897 elections for members of the new Constitutional Convention were held in all the colonies with the exception of Queensland, where Parliament could not agree on the enabling legislation, and Western Australia, where Parliament elected its own delegates.
WHEREAS by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of our United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland bearing date at Westminster the third day of February in the second year of our reign We did
constitute and appoint Sir Thomas Brisbane Knight
By Letters Patent under the Great Seal of our Commonwealth of Australia
bearing date at Canberra (the third day of February in the second year of our reign;
We did constitute and appoint Sir Thomas Brisbane Knight.)