Parliament of Baustralia

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Parliament of Baustralia
Parlamentum Baustralicum (la)
2nd Baustralian Parliament (current)
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Houses House of Lords • House of Commons
History
Founded 2 July 2017
Preceded by
Leadership
Royal Standard of Baustralia.svg John I
Since 2 July 2017
Lord Speaker
Speaker
John Fairbank
Sir John Timpson, Conservative
Since 2 July 2017
Structure
2nd Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Lords.svg
Lords political groups
  •   Nationalist
  •   Conservative
  •   Centre
  •   None
  •   Vacant
2nd Baustralian Parliament seating plan - House of Commons.svg
Commons political groups
  •   Conservative
  •   Liberal
  •   Socialist
  •   BIAP
  •   Vacant
Elections
Last general election
20 June 2018
Constitution
2 John I c. 2, Constitution Act
Acts
Acts of the Parliament of Baustralia

The Parliament of Baustralia (Latin: PARLAMENTVM BAVSTRALICUM) 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 51 members of the House of Commons—called members of parliament (MPs)—each represent a 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 2018, is the 2nd 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 Spiritual. 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 peers

Peer Party Type
The Prince of Kingston None Lord Royal
The Princess of Wabasso Centre Lord Royal
The Duke of Cascadia None Lord Spiritual
The Marchioness Smith Conservative Lord Spiritual
The Earl of Cornwall None Lord
The Earl Timpson None Lord
The Viscount Holderton None Lord
The Viscount Mayjames Nationalist Lord
The Viscount Parker None Lord
The Lord Carleton None Lord
The Lord Jenkinson of Worthing Conservative Lord Speaker

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 Conservative Holderton-East
2 Sir John Timpson Conservative Holderton-West
3 John Fairbank Conservative Smithfield-East
4 Chase Lameroux Conservative Smithfield-West
5 Harrison Pickles Conservative Wooler
6 Emily Day Socialist Daytona
7 Emily Parker Liberal Flavora
8 Kanyon Paradis BAIP Paradisium
9 Nick Sullivan BAIP Mild Pond
10 John Williamson Socialist Nova
11 Oliver Doig Worker's Landspotter
12 Vacant N/A New Texas
13-51 Vacant

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.