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Commonwealth of Australia Constitution

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The Australian Constitution has properly been described as ‘the birth certificate of a nation’.  It provides the basic rules for the government of Australia.

The Constitution is the fundamental law of Australia binding everybody including the Commonwealth Parliament and the Parliament of each State.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.