Name two legislative powers that section 52 of the Constitution stops state parliament from making laws on.
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The Australian Constitution divides the power to make laws between the federal and state parliaments by listing the areas which the federal parliament can make laws about.
Section 52 lists the areas which only the federal parliament can make laws about (exclusive powers). It gives the federal parliament the power to decide on the federal seat of government and authority over the federal public service.
The law-making powers of state parliaments.
Parliamentary Education Office (peo.gov.au)
The law-making powers of the state parliaments include:
- Roads and railways
- Public transport
- Water supply
- Gas supply
- Community services
- Consumer affairs
- Ambulance services
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