*grumble*. Its people are connected to the country, and have a lot of love and pride for Australia. The Maldives left the Commonwealth recently. No they are not. And the UK ... facepalm. It used to be a French possession and retains close links with France. However, the state Acts have performed their function and the expression "Australia Act(s)" is now used to refer only to the Commonwealth and UK Acts. The Acts came into effect simultaneously, on 3 March 1986. Predictably, the High Court proved reluctant to grant certificates for appeal to the Privy Council. For those who'd enjoy doing it with a map. Total black-out. [n 8], Disagreement existed as to whether the Commonwealth Parliament alone had sufficient authority to enact the Australia Act under s 51(xxxviii) of the Constitution, or whether an additional Act of the UK Parliament would be required. This quiz would greatly improve with a map. Alphabetically Maldives comes after Malawi and Malaysia, suprised to see that UK isin't the most popular, Funny how I got Brunei and Sierra Leone but not Australia or even the UK :(. Dutch explorers first landed in Australia in 1606, and the British began to settle there in 1788. Found it. Good quiz. So places like Gibralta and the Isle of Man are in the competition. Australian banks do not use this format and an IBAN is not required to send money to a Commonwealth bank account in Australia. There are 54 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations. These are the independent sovereign nations, so maybe the title should have been "Commonwealth Nations" rather than Countries, which is the ambiguous term. Vanuatu was known as the New Hebrides, which was an Anglo-French condominium between 1906 and 1980. Possibly with bunting and cotton candy.  Constitution s 106 guarantees that a state constitution may be altered only in accordance with its own provisions,[n 9] hence not by the Commonwealth Parliament.  The ceremony was presided over by the Australian prime minister, Bob Hawke, to whom the Queen presented the signed copy of the proclamation, along with the assent original of the UK Act.. Mirroring the procedure of Section 51(xxxviii) of the Constitution of Australia that was used to enact the Australia Act 1986 (Cth), any amendment to these two pieces of legislation requires the Commonwealth Parliament to act at the request or concurrence of all the state parliaments. The long title of these state acts (such as the Australia Acts (Request) Act 1985 of New South Wales) was "An Act to enable the constitutional arrangements affecting the Commonwealth and the States to be brought into conformity with the status of the Commonwealth of Australia as a sovereign, independent and federal nation". , Constitution s 74 has not been amended, and the Constitution cannot be amended by legislation. The Governor-General of Australia, Sir Ninian Stephen, assented to the Australia Act (Cth) "In the name of Her Majesty" on 4 December 1985. The Constitution establishes a federal system of government. [n 5], Similarly, the Australia Act removed the power of the British government to be involved in the governing of an Australian state (ss 7 and 10). Conversely, no future law of a state would be void for inconsistency with (being "repugnant to") any UK law applying with "paramount force" in Australia; a state (like the Commonwealth) would have power to repeal or amend such an existing UK law so far as it applied to the state (s 3).  However, Queen Elizabeth II was to visit Australia early in 1986 and, in acknowledgement of Australian sensibilities, it was arranged that she would assent to both versions of the Act and then proclaim them so that they would come into force at the same moment in both countries. The Sun never sets on the British Empiricism! But thanks to him, I now have to retake this quiz. I always thought Mozambique was Portuguese. That's one incentive! New Zealand experienced a constitutional crisis in 1984, leading to a review of New Zealand's constitution. a matter that concerned the constitutional relations between the Commonwealth and one or more states or between two or more states. I'm more surprised to see Rwanda, Mozambique and Vanuatu on the list - as far as I know, those countries were never part of the British Empire. Rwanda and Mozambique were never part of the British Empire, but the Commonwealth made exceptions for them to join. "You'll miss me when I'm gone" - Gambia. Until then, Australia had legally been a self-governing colony of the United Kingdom, but with the adoption of the Statute became a (mostly) sovereign nation.. This legislation stated that the Westminster parliament cannot legislate for Australia and that the British government is not responsible for any Australian state. Although you meant imperial (and people make mistakes), I do love the thought of an Empirical Days celebration. Some of these topics are exclusive to the Commonwealth, either expressly or by judicial implication; the others are exercised concurrently by the Commonwealth and the states, a relationship that since Federation the High Court of Australia has tended to interpret to the benefit of the Commonwealth; while the residue of legislative power is left to the states, although all of the states’ legislative power is to be exercised consistently with Commonwealth legislation in the same field.  In 1961, delivering on behalf of the whole Court a brief dismissal of an application for a certificate, Chief Justice Sir Owen Dixon said: "experience shows – and that experience was anticipated when s. 74 was enacted – that it is only those who dwell under a Federal Constitution who can become adequately qualified to interpret and apply its provisions". I can't believe all of the countries around the World that at one time or another had the English yoke around their enslaved necks. Commonwealth Scholarships 2020 are fully-funded commonwealth scholarships for Students within the Commonwealth countries/region.The scholarships invite students to apply for the Commonwealth shared Scholarships 2020, Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing countries, commonwealth Ph.D. However, s 4 of the Statute only affected UK laws that were to apply as part of Australian Commonwealth law, not UK laws that were to apply as part of the law of any Australian state. 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What do any of these countries gain by being in the Commonwealth, besides the bill for the Olympics? Ireland left in 1921. federal) Parliament of Australia, the other an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.In Australia they are referred to, respectively, as the Australia Act 1986 (Cth) and the Australia Act 1986 (UK). ^ most people don't know that Vanuatu exists. 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The Australia Act ended all power of the UK Parliament to legislate with effect in Australia – that is, "as part of the law of" the Commonwealth, a state or a territory (s 1). She assented to the Australia Act 1986 (UK) on 17 February 1986 and on 24 February proclaimed that it would come into force at 0500 Greenwich Mean Time on 3 March. The Australian version has not been amended since; the UK version has been amended only as to an element of UK law, without effect in Australia. Dax is obviously English. The 1986 proclamation was an exception, approved by Australian ministers. As of now, there are only 52 members. There is no such thing as the English government; it is the British government. Thereafter the buggery law was instituted by the British colonial administration in Jamaica and other Caribbean states in the British Commonwealth in a manner similar to the 1861 British … .. How do I forget UK?!  Then, visiting Australia, at a ceremony held in Government House, Canberra, on 2 March 1986 the Queen signed a proclamation that the Australia Act (Cth) would come into force at 0500 GMT on 3 March. I got them by just guessing regionally. It's the Commonwealth of Nations. Did get about 15 countries in the last 45 seconds, though. It hasn't been officially called the British Commonwealth for many years (though I'm struggling to find the exact date). I would suggest adding different brackets for different continents, otherwise a great quiz :D. Because they are part of the British Commonwealth. Specifically, only the state premier could now advise the Queen on appointment or removal of a state governor. A & B .. but what the heck is the name of that country? Admission is 10 bucks, but only 7 on weekends.  As of 2020, neither the Australia Act nor the Statute of Westminster have been amended in this manner. The High Court in Sue v Hill in 1999 did not rely upon the long title or the preamble, which conventionally do not have force of law. You're eligible for the Booker Prize, a very esteemed literary award, if you belong. Don't think the time has changed, I just thought less hard and typed more. I know books are a horribly outdated pre-internet thing, but they still exist ;). Same here. I though Senegal was part of the Commonwealth too. Cameroon I knew and missed, the other 2 (Sierra Leone and Mozambique) I did not. Australia didn't have a bloody war with the British like America did. ... Why did Maldives leave and when did Ireland leave? In the 1980s, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand all began the process of severing their last constitutional links to the United Kingdom. Scholarships and many other opportunities by the UK government. That constitution was (and still is) contained in a British statute.  Section 74 of the Constitution as enacted by the Imperial Parliament, provided two possibilities of appeal. The Commonwealth Constitution provided for a Commonwealth Parliament, with legislative power on a range of specified topics. Hmm.. uruguay, no? That's what I want to know: how did so many miss UK????  Thus, according to both UK law and Australian law, the two versions of the Australia Act would commence simultaneously—the UK version at 0500 GMT in the UK and, according to the time difference, the Australian version at 1600 AEST in Canberra. Member states have no legal obligations to one another, but are connected through their use of the English language and historical ties. federal) Parliament of Australia, the other an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Yay! Canada began by patriating its constitution in the Constitution Act, 1982, which was enacted by the British Parliament in the Canada Act 1982. , Legislation by the UK and Australian Parliaments, An Act to bring constitutional arrangements affecting the Commonwealth and the States into conformity with the status of the Commonwealth of Australia as a sovereign, independent and federal nation, Appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, "Cth" for "Commonwealth [of Australia] Parliament". There is no earlier declaration or grant of independence. Books are the opposite of 'horribly outdated', and I am an ardent bibliophile. have you ever read anything about a place called Northern Ireland? For example, in a referendum on secession in Western Australia in April 1933, 68% of voters favoured seceding from Australia and becoming a separate Dominion. [n 6]. Two years later: "Can we come back, pretty please". The final such appeal, an equity case from the Court of Appeal of the. That view was taken in Sue v Hill by three members of the High Court, supported with misgivings by one other member. I was going to say the same thing. Senegal never has been part of the Empire or Commonwealth. Australia was experiencing the same desire for constitutional modernisation. -- nonono.. it's NOT Aruba! It hasn't been officially called the British Commonwealth for many years (though I'm struggling to find the exact date). Missed many small island nations and some African nations....and yes biggest miss was UK itself.... Could I recommend an extra minute, barely any time to think (thanks). Many settlers were criminals sent to live in Australia as punishment. This would normally be through a referendum of the people of the state. The state government sent a delegation to Westminster to request that this result be enacted into law, but the British government refused to intervene on the grounds that this was a matter for the Australian government. 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