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Alternative constitutional bases

             (1)  Without limiting its effect apart from this section, this Act also has the effect it would have if the purposes of the ACI register were, by express provision, confined to purposes relating to:

                     (a)  the provision of pharmaceutical benefits; or

                     (b)  the provision of medical services (without any form of civil conscription); or

                     (c)  census or statistics; or

                     (d)  external affairs, including:

                              (i)  giving effect to an international agreement to which Australia is a party; or

                             (ii)  addressing matters of international concern; or

                     (e)  a Territory or a Commonwealth place (within the meaning of the Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970 ); or

                      (f)  the implied power of the Parliament to make laws with respect to nationhood; or

                     (g)  the executive power of the Commonwealth; or

                     (h)  matters incidental to the execution of any of the legislative powers of the Parliament or the executive power of the Commonwealth.

             (2)  A term used in this section and the Constitution has the same meaning in this section as it has in the Constitution.


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