"Name two legislative powers that section 52 of the Constitution stops state parliament from making laws on."

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The Australian Constitution divides the power to make laws between federal and state parliaments by listing the areas which the federal parliament can make laws about.

Section 52 lists the few areas which only the federal parliament can make laws about (exclusive powers). It gives the federal parliament the power to decide on the federal seat of government and the authority over the federal public service.  

For more information about how the Australian Constitution divides power between the federal and state parliaments visit the PEO’s closer look on the three levels of law-making.

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