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Queensland

  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The form of government of the colony of Queensland was established December 10, 1859, on its separation from New South Wales. The power of making laws, and imposing taxes, is vested in a Parliament of two Houses, the Legislative Council, and the Legislative Assemblý. The former consists of twenty members, nominated by the Crown for life; and the latter of twenty-six deputies, elected by all natural-born or naturalised citizens, who pay taxes, and have undergone no condemnation for any criminal act. The executive is vested in a governor appointed by the Crown.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1864

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  • Frederick Martin

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