Parliament of Baustralia

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Parliament of the Kingdom of Baustralia
4th Parliament
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
HousesHouse of Lords • House of Commons
History
Founded2 July 2017
Leadership
Royal Standard of Baustralia.svg John I
Since 2 July 2017
Lord Speaker
Lord Jenkinson of Worthing
Since 2 August 2019
Speaker
Greg Watts
Since 7 April 2020
Nick Sullivan, Conservative
Since 6 April 2020
Structure
4th Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Lords.svg
Lords political groups
     Monarch and consort     Conservative
     Union     None
4th Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Commons.svg
Commons political groups
     Conservative     Union
     Independent
Elections
Last general election
20 June 2020
Constitution
Constitution Act, 2 John 1 c. 2
Acts
Acts of the Parliament of Baustralia

The Parliament of Baustralia (Latin: Parlamentum Baustralicum) is the federal legislature of Baustralia. The body consists of the Baustralian monarch; an upper house, the House of Lords; and a lower house, the House of Commons. Each element has its own officers and organization. Additional to this, the monarch provides royal assent to make bills into law.

Logo of the House of Lords
Logo of the House of Commons

The members of the House of Lords are drawn from peerage, while the 10 members of the House of Commons—called members of parliament (MPs)—each represent a riding, usually the whole province. The Monarch also summons Parliament, and can prorogue or dissolve Parliament, the latter in order to call a general election. He will read the Throne Speech. The most recent Parliament, summoned by John I in 2020, is the 4th since independance.

Composition

The Parliament of Baustralia is composed of three parts: the monarch, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. Each has a distinct role, but work in conjunction within the legislative process. This format was inherited from the United Kingdom and is a near-identical copy of the parliament at Westminster.

Only those who sit in the Parliament are usually called members of parliament (MPs). Peers also take higher positions in the national order of precedence. No individual may serve in more than one chamber at the same time.

Monarch

The monarch, formally known as the King-in-Parliament, is the highest member in Parliament. He does not participate in the legislative process, however may forward bills written by him and his Great Officers to the Prime Minister or the Lord Speaker. He appoints peers, and the Lord Speaker. Additionally, the Monarch provides royal assent to bills to make them law, and makes speeches from the throne.

House of Lords

The house of Lords is made up of the peers of Baustralia, where the noble peers must attend, while royal and stranger peers hold a seat, however aren't required to sit thereon. Peers-by-marriage are also not required to sit thereon.

List of Lords in the House of Lords

Peer Party Type
The Duke of Kingston None Lord Royal
The Princess of Wabasso Conservative Lord Royal
The Duke of Cascadia[a] Conservative Lord Spiritual
The Duke of Northumbria Conservative Lord
The Marchioness Smith[b] Conservative Lord Spiritual
The Lord Parker Conservative Lord
The Lord Jenkinson of Worthing Conservative Lord Speaker
The Lord Pasternak Conservative Lord
The Lord Carleton[c] Union Lord

House of Commons

The House of Commons is made up of members chosen through first-past-the-post voting by people of their ridings.

Member Party Riding
1 Greg Watts   Speaker Flavora
2 Sir John Timpson Conservative Holderton
3 Harrison Pickles Conservative Wooler
4 Nick Sullivan Conservative Mild Pond
5 Kanyon Paradis Conservative Paradisium
6 Oliver Doig Conservative New Texas
7 Kyle Simpson Conservative McNevin
8 Emily Parker Conservative Atlas
9 Brianna Boersma Conservative Nova-Dynexistan
10 Charles Burgardt Union Seamanhattan
11 Carson Snyder Union Middlesex
12 Emily Day Union Daytona

Jurisdiction

The powers of the Parliament of Baustralia allow it to pass laws relating to, among other things, the postal service, census, military, navigation and shipping, fishing, currency, banking, weights and measures, bankruptcy, copyrights, patents, and naturalization. Provinces don't have it's own legislature, however bills relating to the province are introduced to the House of Commons through their MP.

Notes

  1. Premier Duke of Baustralia
  2. Premier Marquess of Baustralia
  3. Premier Baron of Baustralia