Resource Sheet 3
Sections of the Australian Constitution
All original States are entitled to the same number of Senators, and a minimum of six.
All original States are entitled to a minimum of five members in the House of Representatives.
Trade between the States shall be free of a duty or tax.
The Parliament of Western Australia, if that State is an Original State, may impose a tax on goods entering that State, if they have not come from overseas, on a sliding scale for a period of five years.
A State shall not have its own army.
A State shall not print its own money.
A State must treat members of other States as it does its own.
The Commonwealth is responsible for defending the States against invasion.
The Commonwealth Parliament can decide the number of representatives in the House of Representatives and the Senate for a new State.
Adapted from the Australian Constitution