For peace, order and good government

The words “for peace, order and good government” appear in the Commonwealth and State Constitutions in relation to the legislative powers of the parliaments. For example, section 51 of the Commonwealth Constitution begins with the words: “The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to…” Similarly, by reference to the legislative powers of state parliaments, Section 5 of the Constitution Act 1902 (NSW) states: “The Legislature … Continue reading For peace, order and good government
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