What are 5 areas where the federal parliament has legislative (law-making) powers?

Thanks for your question, Chris. Sections 51 and 52 of the Australian Constitution describe the law-making powers of the Australian Parliament.

Section 51 lists 40 areas over which the Parliament has legislative – law-making  – power. These include trade and commerce, taxation, currency, marriage, lighthouses, lightships, beacons and buoys.