KEEPING THE QUEEN IN QUEENSLAND – HOW EFFECTIVE IS THE ENTRENCHMENT OF THE QUEEN AND GOVERNOR IN THE QUEENSLAND CONSTITUTION?

How many Queens does Australia have? Not drama queens or the queens that frequent Kings Cross, but constitutional Queens? Is there just one ‘Queen of Australia’ or is there also a Queen of New South Wales and a Queen of Queensland? In 1974, Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s government sought to declare the Queen ‘Queen of Queensland’. In Read More …

Magna Carta 800 Symposium

Proceedings of a symposium held by the Department of the Senate and the Rule of Law Institute of Australia to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta Contributors Dr Rosemary Laing has served as Clerk of the Senate since December 2009. Nicholas Cowdery AM QC is the chair of the Magna Carta Read More …

Her Majesty the Queen in Right of New Zealand ~ Does she exist?

From: Anna Fleming [DPMC] Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet March 20, 2017 Dear Andre Thank you for your email of 2 March, seeking clarification following our response to your Official Information Act 1982 request of 2 February 2017. ‘The Laws of New Zealand’, an encyclopaedic work that provides a statement of the law Read More …

HONOURS AND ARMS: LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF PRACTICE CONCERNING HERALDRY AND ROYAL HONOURS IN NEW ZEALAND

The Imperial Laws Application Act 1988 provides that the enactments and subordinate legislation specified in the schedules to the Act together with the common law of England, insofar as it was already part of the laws of New Zealand, are the only ‘Imperial’ laws inherited from the United Kingdom which are of effect in New Read More …