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Text Australian Constitution in focus

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The Australian Constitution is the legal framework for how Australia is governed. This article explores in detail the history of the Constitution, its key features and the High Court’s role in interpreting it. The page describes processes for amending the Constitution including through referendum as well as two case studies where changes were challenged.



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6; 7; 8; 9

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  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Civics and citizenship
  • History

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