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 …

Queensland Constitution (Prior to reprints).

Queensland Constitution prior to Reprints including sub-section 14 under section 53 concerning sections requiring a referendum. Many thanks to Michelle Lynette of the family Schafer for providing the resource.       If you can spare a few dollars for the creators of this website to continue their research to bring you more great content, Read More …

Local Government in Australia

Up to the present time, no systematic attempt has been made to investigate the various systems of Local Government in all the Australian States. As it is desired, if possible, to utilize the municipal subdivision of the States as a basis for the presentation of data in connexion with the next census, it has been Read More …

Criminal proceedings 101 ~ from beginning to end

1. Arrest​: ​Valid arrests must be based on ​probable cause.​ A reasonable belief that a certain set of facts which rises to the level of a threat to life or property are true. Must be based entered into the court record via sworn statement. ​(REMEMBER – no sworn statement of probable cause, even in a Read More …