To be supported by referendum:

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To be supported by referendum:

Unread postby lazerzap » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:39 pm

1. A Bill that expressly or impliedly provides for the repeal or the amendment of any or all of:
(a) the Australia Act 1986 of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia,

(b) the Australia Act 1986 of the Parliament of the United Kingdom,


(c) the Statute of Westminster 1931 of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, or


(d) the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom,

must not be presented for assent by or in the name of the Sovereign unless it has first been approved by the electors in accordance with this section and a Bill assented to after its presentation in contravention of this subsection has no effect as an Act.

2. On a day not sooner than 2 months after the passage through the Legislative Assembly of a Bill of a kind referred to in subsection (1) the question for the approval or otherwise of the Bill shall be submitted to the electors qualified to vote for the election of members of the Legislative Assembly under the Electoral Act 1992.

3. The day is to be appointed by the Governor in Council by Order in Council.

4. When the Bill is submitted to the electors the vote must be taken in the manner the Parliament of Queensland prescribes.

5. If a majority of the electors voting approve the Bill, it must be presented to the Governor for its reservation for the signification of the Sovereign's pleasure.

6. Any person entitled to vote at a general election of members of the Legislative Assembly is entitled to bring proceedings in the Supreme Court for a declaration, injunction or other remedy to enforce the provisions of this section either before or after a Bill of a kind referred to in subsection (1) is presented for assent by or in the name of the Sovereign.

7. This section does not affect the operation of the Constitution Act Amendment Act 1934.

Making one of above-mentioned changes would ensure that:

1. No further approach could be made back to the United Kingdom without the consent of the people regardless of the Australian High Court acceptance that constitutionally speaking, in relation to Australia, the United Kingdom is now a 'foreign power',[102]

2. No further argument that the Constitution or the Constitution Act could be legally changed without the will of the people could be entertained,

3. Supreme sovereignty of the people of Australia over their constitutional arrangements would be finally achieved in writing, and

4. The unrealistic and academic notion of 'popular sovereignty' - a concept that wouldn't cut much chop with the average 'bloke' or 'sheila' - would be consigned to the rubbish bin forever.
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