The Constitution

A Written Constitution

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Pointer Page 1 Preamble
Pointer Page 2 The People
Pointer Page 3 The Commonwealth
Pointer Page 4 The Legislature (Sections 1, 2, & 3)
Pointer Page 5 The Legislature (Sections 4, 5, 6 & 7)
Pointer Page 6 The Executive
Pointer Page 7 The President (Sections 1 & 2)
Pointer Page 8 The President (Sections 3, 4 & 5)
Pointer Page 9 The The Judiciary

The Legislature
Section 4. Remuneration, Privileges & Disabilities.

1. Members of Parliament shall receive such compensation for their services from the public treasury as is decided in accordance with the law.

2. Members shall not be made subject to the proceedings of any tribunal or disciplinary body for any statement made during parliamentary proceedings.

3. No member of Parliament shall during the period of such membership be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the Commonwealth, which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time: and no person holding any office under the Commonwealth, other than that of a minister of state, shall be a member of either Chamber during her or his continuance in office.

Section 5. Bills.

1. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.

2. Every bill which shall have passed both the Chambers of Parliament shall become a law.

Section 6. Powers of the Parliament.

1. Parliament shall have power:

i. To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for executing all powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the Commonwealth, or in any department or officer thereof.

ii. To make provision for the defence of the Commonwealth and to declare and wage war.

iii. To raise such revenue as may be necessary for the discharge of its duties and to borrow money for the same purpose; and to issue and regulate the national currency

iv. To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court

2. The right to raise and maintain military or armed forces and to declare or wage war, except in immediate response to invasion or attack upon the territory or people of the Commonwealth of Britain, is vested exclusively in Parliament. No military or armed force, other than a military or armed force raised and maintained by Parliament, shall be raised or maintained for any purpose whatsoever.

Section 7. Limits on Legislative Power of the Parliament.

1. The right of recourse to the courts to prevent false imprisonment shall not be suspended.

2. Parliament shall not declare acts to be infringements of the law which were not so at the date of their commission.

3. No payments may be made from the national treasury except in accordance with lawful appropriations. A statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published at least annually both in a universally accessible electronic form and in printed forms.

4. No title of nobility shall be granted or recognised by Parliament, the President, any official or organ of state: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Parliament, accept any reward, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any foreign state or ruler.

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