Constitutional milestones from 1867 to 2009
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Extract: This paper identifies significant changes in the constitutional system of Queensland following on from the enactment of its first home grown constitution, the Constitution Act 1867 (Qld). This history encompasses seismic changes such as federation in 1901, the abolition of the Legislative Council in 1922, the eventual adoption of universal adult suffrage, and the termination of legal and constitutional links with the United Kingdom. It also includes a range of other less obvious yet significant changes which warrant their inclusion as 'constitutional milestones'.
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