Appeal to Privy Council

Before it would approve the draft Constitution Bill, Britain demanded a right of appeal to its Privy Council. The Australian delegation stood by the will of the people, insisting the Australian High Court be the final court of appeal.

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, 9 July 1900 (UK), p. 15. Courtesy of Parliament House, Canberra.
Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, 9 July 1900 (UK), p. 15. Courtesy of Parliament House, Canberra. Documenting a Democracy