Oaths and Affirmations of Public Office

Section 42: Oath ‘directory and not absolute’ In September 1901, Attorney-General, Alfred Deakin, advised that, in his opinion, the direction in section 42 of the Constitution, that a member of the federal Parliament ‘shall before taking his seat make and subscribe’ the oath of allegiance, was ‘directory and not absolute’ in the sense that ‘neglect … Continue reading Oaths and Affirmations of Public Office