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 …

TRAFFIC ACT 1949 – 1971

This Act including every regulation hereunder shall be read and construed so as not to exceed the legislative power of the State to the intent that where any enactment hereof or provision of any regulation hereunder would but for this section have been construed as being in excess of that power it shall nevertheless be Read More …

An Act to provide that certain Imperial enactments in force in England at the time of the passing of the Imperial Act 9 George IV Chapter 83 shall continue in force in Queensland

PART II-IMPERIAL ENACTMENTS PRESERVED OR TERMINATED 5. Preserved Imperial enactments. Each Imperial enactment specified in the First Schedule shall, from the commencement of this Act, continue to have the same force and effect, if any, as it had in Queensland immediately prior to the commencement of this Act.   6 pages.     If you Read More …

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

The Queensland Parliament chose to entrench in its Constitution the role of the Queen in Parliament, the appointment of the Governor, the requirement that the Governor conform to royal instructions and the vice-regal powers concerning royal assent and the reservation of Bills. Less than ten years later, these provisions had to be altered by the Australia Read More …

SENTENCING ACT ~ “Dismiss the Charge”

Below is a collection of provisions of each of the States and Territories Sentencing Acts to allow one to have a charge dismissed without recording a conviction.     Victoria SENTENCING ACT 1991 – SECT 76 Unconditional dismissal A court, on being satisfied that a person is guilty of an offence, may (without recording a Read More …