Parliament of Baustralia

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Parliament of the Kingdom of Baustralia
5th Parliament
Coat of arms or logo
Royal Arms used by His Royal Government
House of Lords of Baustralia Logo.svgHouse of Commons of Baustralia Logo.svg
Logos of the Houses of Lords (left) and of Commons. (right)
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
Ella Parker, Conservative
Since 27 June 2021
Structure
4th Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Lords.svg
Lords political groups
5th Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Commons.svg
Commons political groups
Elections
Last general election
27 June 2021
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.

The members of the House of Lords are drawn from peerage, while the 12 members of the House of Commons—called members of parliament (MPs)—each represent a riding. 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 2021, is the 5th 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.

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.

The House of Lords is made up of the peers of the realm who wish to sit in the House of Lords. These members are unelected and are appointed by the Monarch. The House of Commons, however, is made up of members chosen through alternative voting by their constituents.

Members of the House of Lords
Peer Party Type
Duke of Cascadia[a] Conservative Lord Spiritual
Duke of Northumbria Conservative Lord Temporal
Duke of London Conservative Lord Temporal
Duke of Tremur Conservative Lord Temporal
Duke of Wells Independent Lord Temporal
Marchioness of Flavora Conservative Lord Temporal
Lord Jenkinson of Worthing Conservative Lord Speaker
Lord Mayjames Conservative Lord Temporal
Lord Roy of Guwahati Independent Lord Temporal
Lord Carleton[b] Liberal Lord Temporal
Members of the House of Commons
Member Party Riding
1 Greg Watts   Speaker Atlas-Flavora
2 Sir John Timpson Conservative Holderton-Tremur
3 Harrison Pickles Conservative Greystone-Wooler
4 Nick Sullivan Conservative Wabasso
5 Kanyon Paradis Conservative Paradisium
6 Oliver Doig Conservative New Texas
7 Kyle Simpson Conservative McNevin
8 Brianna Broersma Conservative Nova
9 Ella Parker Conservative London
10 Charles Burgardt Union Seamanhattan
11 Carson Snyder Union Middlesex
12 Emily Day Union Daytona-Concord
13 O’Neil

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.

Parliaments

Diagram Parliament
Election
Sessions
Duration
(from return of the writs to dissolution)
Government Opposition
Governing Party
 • Prime MinisterMinistry
Commons seat count as of election
Lords seat count as of election
Opposition
 • Leader of the Opposition
Third Parties
1st Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Commons.svg 1st Parliament
Co-opted
1 session
2 July 2017 – 20 June 2018 Conservative Party
 • Sir John TimpsonTimpson I
11 seats in Commons
7 seats in Lords
Liberal Party
 • Emily Parker
 • Centre Party
2nd Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Commons.svg 2nd Parliament
Elected 2018
1 session
20 June 2018 – 20 June 2019 Conservative Party
 • Sir John TimpsonTimpson I
11 seats in Commons
11 seats in Lords
Nationalist Party
 • Viscount Mayjames
3rd Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Commons.svg 3rd Parliament
Elected 2019
1 session
20 June 2019 – 20 June 2020 Conservative Party
 • Sir John Timpson
   • Timpson I (Jun - Sept 2019)
   • Timpson II (Sept 2019)
   • Timpson III (Oct 2019 - Apr 2020)
 • Sir Nick Sullivan
   • Sullivan I (Apr - Jun 2020)
5 seats in Commons
8 seats in Lords
Worker's Party
 • Aidan McGrath
Worker's Party
 • Aidan McGrathMcGrath (Sept - Oct 2019)
Conservative Party
 • Sir John Timpson
4th Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Commons.svg 4th Parliament
Elected 2020
1 session
20 June 2020 – 27 June 2021 Conservative Party
 • Sir Nick SullivanSullivan II
10 seats in Commons
9 seats in Lords
Union
 • Sir Charles Burgardt
5th Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Commons.svg 5th Parliament
Elected 2021
27 June 2021 – Conservative Party
 • Ella ParkerParker
12 seats in Commons
9 seats in Lords
Liberal Party
 • Sir Charles Burgardt

Notes

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