Unformatted text preview: Commonwealth Parliament was acting outside of its powers when it created the court, and thus it was considered ‘ultra vires.’ Structure of State Parliament The Structure of Victorian Parliament: Victorian Parliament ↓ Crown (Governor – Alex Chernov) ↓ ↔ Legislative Assembly 88 members Legislative Council 40 members Legislative Assembly Legislative Council Lower House Upper House 88 seats – represent an electorate 8 regions made up of 11 districts 40 seats (5 reps. per region) Elected for 4 years Elected for 4 years The party that wins the majority of seats (45+) in lower house can: form a govt. appoint a Premier appoint Speaker of the House appoint Ministers Structure of Commonwealth Parliament • Bicameral system (two-house structure) Commonwealth Parliament ↓ Crown (Governor-General) ↓ ↔ Upper House (Senate) 76 members Lower House (House of Reps) 150 members...
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course POL 13 taught by Professor Mrssmith during the Three '08 term at South Australia.
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