Chapter VII: Miscellaneous
Seat of Government
The seat of Government of the Commonwealth shall be determined by the Parliament, and shall be within territory which shall have been granted to or acquired by the Commonwealth, and shall be vested in and belong to the Commonwealth, and shall be in the State of New South Wales, and be distant not less than one hundred miles from Sydney.
Such territory shall contain an area of not less than one hundred square miles, and such portion thereof as shall consist of Crown lands shall be granted to the Commonwealth without any payment therefor.
The Parliament shall sit at Melbourne until it meet at the seat of Government.
Power to Her Majesty to authorise Governor-General to appoint deputies
The Queen may authorise the Governor-General to appoint any person, or any persons jointly or severally, to be his deputy or deputies20 within any part of the Commonwealth, and in that capacity to exercise during the pleasure of the Governor-General such powers and functions of the Governor-General as he thinks fit to assign to such deputy or deputies, subject to any limitations expressed or directions given by the Queen; but the appointment of such deputy or deputies shall not affect the exercise by the Governor-General himself of any power or function.
Section 126 – See clause IV of the Letters Patent relating to the Office of Governor-General, published in Gazette 2008 S179, pp. 3 and 4.
Section 127 (titled "Aborigines not to be counted in reckoning population") was repealed by the Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967, and previously read as follows:
"127. In reckoning the numbers of the people of the Commonwealth, or of a State or other part of the Commonwealth, aboriginal natives shall not be counted."