"What are 5 areas where the federal parliament has legislative (law-making) powers?"

Thanks for your question, Chris. Sections 51 and 52 of the Australian Constitution describe the law-making powers of the federal Parliament.

Section 51 alone lists 40 areas over which the federal Parliament has legislative power. These include: trade and commerce, taxation, currency, marriage, and lighthouses, lightships, beacons and buoys.

You might also find this Closer Look paper on making laws helpful.

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