|Constitutional Amendment (Pledge of Loyalty) Act 2006|
|Parliament of New South Wales|
|An Act to amend the Constitution Act 1902 to require Members of Parliament and Ministers to take a pledge of loyalty to Australia and to the people of New South Wales instead of swearing allegiance to the Queen, and to revise the oaths taken by Executive Councillors.|
|Enacted by||Iemma Government|
|Date of royal assent||3 April 2006|
|Date commenced||3 April 2006|
The Constitution Amendment (Pledge of Loyalty) Act 2006 No 6,was an Act to amend the Constitution Act 1902 to require Members of the New South Wales Parliament and its Ministers to take a pledge of loyalty to Australia and to the people of New South Wales instead of swearing allegiance to the Queen her heirs and successors, and to revise the oaths taken by Executive Councillors. The Act was assented to by the Queen on 3 April 2006.
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