Councils are unconstitutional!

The premise that rates are unconstitutional because local government is not recognised in the federal constitution is a false one, and many have lost their homes attempting this. The main problem with this argument is the fact that we are a Federation, and that legislative powers are divided between the Commonwealth and the States, as explained in the chapter on state legislative powers.  There are EXCLUSIVE powers, CONCURRENT powers, and RESIDUAL powers, and Local Government is a State matter which … Continue reading Councils are unconstitutional!
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