Category Archives: Royal Succession

Royal Succession: New South Wales prepares to introduce its bill

Premier Barry O’Farrell today gave notice of a motion to introduce the Succession to the Crown (Request) Bill 2013, requesting that the Federal Parliament enact changes to the succession law. No text of the bill up yet, but it should … Continue reading

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Royal Succession: Queensland passes

I missed this, but the Parliament of Queensland passed the Succession to the Crown Bill 2013 on the 2nd of May. It was taken from 2nd reading through consideration in detail to Third Reading in an hour and forty minutes, … Continue reading

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Royal Succession: UK Third Reading

The bill has passed the House of Lords without amendment! It will likely receive Royal Assent at next week’s prorogation ceremony by the Lords Commissioners. Lord Cormack put down an amendment at third reading for the Succession to the Crown … Continue reading

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Royal Succession: Showdown Down Under

Australia It looks like there’s going to be a showdown on Friday at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is currently engaged in a stand-off with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard over who will legislate for … Continue reading

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Royal Succession: Canada’s done

Canada has just yesterday completed consideration of the Succession to the Throne Bill 2013, C-53. It has now received Royal Assent. First, a summary. The House of Commons passed the bill at all stages with no debate; they spent less … Continue reading

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Royal Succession: The Canadian Debate

So, I’ve sat through the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs first hearing by webcast. The music on their livefeed is surprisingly jazzy!¬†Anyway, down to brass tacks. The government approach To recap, there are two key parts to … Continue reading

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Royal Succession: Canada gets down to business; UK awaits third reading

Canada The Senate of Canada has now sent the Succession to the Throne Bill to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs – during second reading only two speeches were made; one by the Leader of the Government … Continue reading

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