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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: 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: 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: commitment issues

Queensland The Queensland Parliament’s Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee is done with the bill. It didn’t hold any public hearings on the bill, and we don’t know how many private meetings were held on it either. Not many, I … Continue reading

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Royal Succession: the UK fast-tracks it

It’s only a common sense change, so says the government. Then why is it trying to ram the Succession to the Crown bill¬†through parliament, especially when the thirteen* other realms haven’t even started yet? What’s the rush? It’s only been … Continue reading

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