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
Type
Type
HousesHouse of Lords (upper)
House of Commons (lower)
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
5th Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Lords.svg
Lords political groups
  •   Lord Speaker
  •   Lords Spiritual (1)
  •   Conservative (8)
  •   Liberal (4)
  •   Communist (4)
  •   Libertarian (1)
  •   Cross-bench (3)
5th Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Commons.svg
Commons political groups
Elections
Last general election
27 June 2021[a]
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 the 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 independence.

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
Shield of arms of the House of Jenkinson.svg The Rt. Hon. Lord Jenkinson of Worthing[b] Lord Speaker
Coat of arms of the House of Timpson.svg T.N. & Rev. Can. Duke of Cascadia[c] Lord Spiritual
Shield of the House of Garofano.svg H.G. Duke of Tremur Conservative Lord Temporal
Shield of the Duke of London.svg H.G. Duke of London Conservative Lord Temporal
Shield of a Daughter of the House of Richardson.svg The Most Hon. Marchioness of Flavora Conservative Lady Temporal
Shield of arms of the Earl of Middlesex.svg The Rt. Hon. Earl of Middlesex Conservative Lord Temporal
Shield of arms of Sir Kyle Simpson.svg The Rt. Hon. Earl Simpson Conservative Lord Temporal
Shield of arms of the House of Mayjames.svg The Rt. Hon. Viscount Mayjames[d] Conservative Lord Temporal
Shield of arms of the Viscount Roy of Guwahati.svg The Rt. Hon. Viscount Roy of Guwahati Conservative Lord Temporal
Shield of arms of the House of Kligatsi-Zavos in Baustralia.svg The Rt. Hon. Lord Zavos Conservative Lord Temporal
Shield of arms of the Duke of Northumbria.svg H.G. Duke of Northumbria Liberal Lord Temporal
Shield of arms of the Marchioness Smith.svg The Most Hon. Marchioness Smith[e] Liberal Lady Temporal
Coat of arms of the Lord Carleton.svg The Most Hon. Marquess of Smithfield Liberal Lord Temporal
Shield of arms of the House of Audas.svg The Rt. Hon. Earl of Greystone Liberal Lord Temporal
Shield of the Duke of Wells.svg H.G. Duke of Wells Communist Lord Temporal
Shield of arms of the House of Hardwick.svg The Rt. Hon. Earl of Cornwall[f] Communist Lord Temporal
Coat of arms of the House of Walker.svg The Rt. Hon. Viscount Walker Communist Lord Temporal
Shield of arms of Sander Koff.svg The Rt. Hon. Viscount of Atlas Communist Lord Temporal
Shield of arms of the Viscount of Englewood.svg The Rt. Hon. Viscount of Englewood Libertarian Lord Temporal
Shield of the Marquess of Concord.svg The Most Hon. Marquess of Concord Cross-bencher Lord Temporal
Shield of arms of the Viscount Timpson.svg The Rt. Hon. Viscount Timpson Cross-bencher Lord Temporal
Shield of arms of the House of Pasternak.svg The Rt. Hon. Lord Pasternak Cross-bencher Lord Temporal
Members of the House of Commons
Member Party Riding
Shield of arms of Greg Watts.svg The Hon. Sir Greg Watts Speaker Red County
Shield of arms of Sir John Timpson.svg The Rt. Hon. Sir John Timpson Conservative Holderton County
 The Hon. Kanyon Paradis Conservative Cascadia
Shield of Sir Harrison Pickles.svg The Hon. Sir Harrison Pickles Conservative Smithfield
Shield of Sir Nick Sullivan.svg The Rt. Hon. Sir Nick Sullivan Conservative Wabasso
Shield of a Daughter of the House of Richardson.svg The Rt. Hon. Lady Ella Parker Conservative Westminster
Shield of James Gardner.svg The Hon. Sir James Gardner Conservative Braunfels
Coat of arms of Brianna Boersma.svg The Hon. Brianna Broersma Conservative Northumbria
Shield of arms of Emily Day.svg The Hon. Lady Emily Day Liberal O’Neil
Shield of arms of Charles Burgardt.svg The Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Burgardt Liberal Seamanhattan
Shield of arms of Carson Snyder.svg The Hon. Carson Snyder Liberal Middlesex
Shield of arms of Arthur Lacey-Scott.svg The Hon. Arthur Lacey-Scott Communist Gloucester
Marquess of Zenmurdistan Arms.svg The Hon. Leon Montan Communist Kingsdynexshire
Shield of arms of the House of McGrath.svg The Rt. Hon. Aidan McGrath Communist Marlborough
Vacant seat McNevin
Monaghan

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
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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
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Elected 2021
27 June 2021 – Conservative Party
 • Lady Ella ParkerParker
12 seats in Commons
9 seats in Lords
Liberal Party
 • Sir Charles Burgardt
 • Communist Party

Notes

  1. The election should have taken place on 20 June 2021 as per the Fixed Terms Election Act, however it was moved a week after Sir Nick Sullivan dropped out as the 2021 Conservative candidate. He was succeeded by Wing commander Ella Parker.
  2. Premier Baron of Baustralia.
  3. Premier Duke of Baustralia.
  4. Premier Viscount of Baustralia.
  5. Premier Marchioness of Baustralia.
  6. Premier Earl of Baustralia.