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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION ACT - SECT 34

Qualifications of members

                   Until the Parliament otherwise provides, the qualifications of a member of the House of Representatives shall be as follows:

                      (i)  he must be of the full age of twenty-one years, and must be an elector entitled to vote at the election of members of the House of Representatives, or a person qualified to become such elector, and must have been for three years at the least a resident within the limits of the Commonwealth as existing at the time when he is chosen;

                     (ii)  he must be a subject of the Queen, either natural-born or for at least five years naturalized under a law of the United Kingdom, or of a Colony which has become or becomes a State, or of the Commonwealth, or of a State.



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