== The Principality Of Galore == PrincipalityofGalore@aussiemail.com.au On the 26th of March 2005 Rupert Baynes - Williams formally seceded from Australia.
Under INTERNATIONAL law Rupert legaly formed a new nation.
THE PRINCIPALITY OF GALORE WAS CREATED. lOCATED IN MELBOURNE, VICTORIA.
THE PRICIPALITY CLAIMS ONLY 10SQUARE METERS OF LAND MAKING IT ONE OF THE SMALLEST NATIONS IN THE WORLD.
HOW DID INDEPENDENCE COME TO BE?
AN E-MAIL WAS SENT TO THE LOCAL MAYOR AND THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA ASKING FOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. WITHIN 72 HOURS A REPLY WAS RECIEVED AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT WAS GIVIN. THIS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT HAS MADE THE PRINCIPALITY LEGAL UNDER AUSTRALIAN LAW.THE PRIME MINISTER JOHN HOWARD WAS NOTIFIED THE PRINCIPALITY IS NOW A FREE NATION. THE HEADS OF STATE are RUPERT and nick both SOVEREIGN PRINCEs
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PRINCIPALITY AND SOVEREIGN STATE OF GALORE (as of the 28th march 2005)
I. The Nation and The State
Article 1 - Independence Day The Principality and Sovereign Republic State of Galore claimed independence on; the 26th March 2005
Article 2 - The State and Territory, State Symbols and Capital
(1) (a) The State has National Colours of white grey and pink. (b) The State Flag is a double cross of pink and grey on a white background. (c) The national Coat of Arms is a shild of the national flag supported by a rat and a goldfish (national animals) there is a crown and 6 lines representing the founding citizens. (2) The State Motto is "When the going gets tough, the tough get going” (3) The capital of the state is Albert road province. (4) The Principality and Sovereign Republic State of Galore is a democratic, independent and constitutional SYNARCY. (5) The territory of the Principality and Sovereign Republic State of Galore shall comprise: (a) the territory existing at the day of independence and (b) such other territory as may be acquired after the commencement of this Constitution.
Article 3 - The Sovereignty (a) The sovereignty of The Principality and Sovereign Republic State of Galore is vested in the people of the State represented by the ruling Prince, and shall be exercised in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution. (b) The administration of the state shall be under the control of the sovereign prince
Article 4 - Powers of the State The power of the state is divided between a legislative, an executive, and a judicial branch.
Article 5 - Nationality Law shall decide who is a The Principality and Sovereign Republic State of Galore national and who is a resident. Law shall regulate naturalization. All citizens of the State are allowed access into the Principality and Sovereign Republic State of Galore and are free to move about and to reside within the state, except in the cases defined by law. The sovereign prince shall also decide who is a national
Article 6 - Language
English is the official language of the State.
II. The Sovereign Prince, Royal Family and Succession to The Throne
Article 7 - Form of Government The system of government is an hereditary monarchy in which succession passes to a descendant of the Sovereign Prince. It is a condition that the person who is chosen to rule should be of sound mind and a legitimate child of the ruling family.
Article 8 - Succession The order of succession is lineal, so that only a child born in lawful wedlock of the Sovereign Prince and Princess, or of one who is herself or himself entitled to the succession may succeed, and so that the nearest line shall take precedence over the more remote and the elder in the line over the younger.
Article 9 - Majority age The age of majority of the Sovereign Prince shall be 15 years. As soon as the Sovereign Prince has attained the majority age, he shall make a public declaration that he is of age.
III. The Executive Power
Article 10 - The Executive Power The Executive Power is vested in the Sovereign Prince, or in the Princess or the Crown Prince if they have succeeded to the Crown pursuant to the provisions of Article 11 of this Constitution. When the Executive Power is thus vested in the Princess or the Crown Prince, she or he has all the rights and obligations, which pursuant to this Constitution and the Law of the Land are possessed by the Sovereign Prince. Article 11 - The Sovereign Prince unable to exercise his powers Should the Sovereign Prince become unable to exercise his powers on account of illness, his powers shall be exercised by the Crown Prince or the Princess. The Sovereign Prince decides between the Crown Prince and the Princess. If the Sovereign Prince is unable to make such appointment, such shall be made by the Cabinet.
Article 12 - Royal Decrees The Sovereign Prince shall exercise the powers vested in him by Royal Decree. The Sovereign Prince and the Minister of State shall sign every such Decree.
Article 13 - The Defence Forces The minister of state is the Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces.
Article 14 - Declaration of War The Sovereign Prince and the Cabinet under the advice of the minister of state; declare war and concludes peace.
Article 15 - Military ranks, medals and honorific titles The Sovereign Prince confers and withdraws civil and military ranks, medals and honorific titles. He may delegate this authority to any other person by special law.
Article 16 - Ratification of Treaties The Sovereign Prince ratifies treaties and agreements.
Article 17 - Pardon of criminals The Sovereign Prince shall have the right to pardon criminals after sentence has been passed. The criminal shall have the choice of accepting the Sovereign Prince's pardon or submitting to the penalty imposed.
Article 18 - Collection of taxes As a general rule the Sovereign Prince shall provide for the collection of the taxes and duties imposed by the Parliament, if any.
IV. The Cabinet
Article 19 - The Cabinet The Sovereign Prince chooses a Cabinet from among citizens of the Principality who are entitled to vote. This Cabinet shall consist of a Minister of State and as many Ministers deemed to be necessary for governing the Principality. The Ministers have to be resident on the Australian Continent. The Sovereign Prince apportions the business among the Members of the Cabinet, as he deems appropriate.
Article 20 - The Cabinets functions The Cabinet shall have the control of the Government officials and shall be collectively responsible for all actions taken by or under the authority of any Minister in the execution of his office.
V. The Legislative Power
Article 21 - The Legislative Power The people exercises the Legislative Power through the Parliament, which consists of one chamber.
Article 22 - Functions of the Parliament The Parliament shall: 1) pass, amend, and rescind the laws; 2) pass the State budget bill and the budget report; 4) schedule the elections for Parliament of the State; 5) resolve on the holding of a national referendum; 6) elect and dismiss the President of the Parliament. Article 23 - Binding Laws and Resolutions
The laws and resolutions passed by the Parliament shall be binding on all State bodies, all organizations, and all nationals.
Article 24 - Adoption of Acts
The Legislation Committee propose new Acts towards the Sovereign Prince. The Sovereign Prince propose these Acts if accepted by him, towards the Parliament. A new Act must be signed by the Sovereign Prince and countersigned by the Minister of State and the President of the Parliament. The Parliament may also propose new Acts on their own behalf.
The Cabinet may pass emergency Acts when the Parliament is not in session, these Acts must be ratified by the Parliament as soon as the Parliament is in session. The Cabinet may not amend or rescind the Constitution or the Bill of Rights without the necessary approval by the Parliament.
Article 25 - Quorum, Majorities, Voting (1) The Parliament is free to hold a session and pass resolutions when more than half of its Members are present. (2) The Parliament shall pass laws and other acts by a majority of more than one-half of the present Members, except when a qualified majority is required by the Constitution. (3) Voting is personal and open, except when the Parliament resolves on a secret ballot.
Article 26 - The Legislation Committee The Legislation Committee is appointed by Royal Decree. Legislation Committee will prepare new acts and regulations for the Cabinet. The majority of the members must have a necessary degree of legal experience.
Article 27 - Publicity Sessions of the Parliament shall not be public.
Article 28 - Participation by the Cabinet Ministers and the Sovereign Prince shall be free to attend the sessions of the Parliament. They do not have the right to be members of Parliament and do not have any voting rights in the Parliament. The Parliament and the parliamentary committees shall be free to order ministers to attend their sessions and respond to questions.
Article 29 - Indemnity Members of the Parliament shall not be held criminally liable for their opinions or votes in the Parliament.
VI. Election for Parliament
Article 30 - Term (1) The Parliament is elected for a term of four years. (2) In case of war, armed hostilities, or another state of emergency occurring during or after the expiry of the Parliaments term, its mandate shall be extended until the expiry of the circumstances. (3) Elections for a new Parliament shall be held within two months from the expiry of the mandate of the preceding one.
Article 31 - The right to vote Those entitled to vote are Nationals of The Principality and Sovereign Republic State of Galore, men and women, who, at the latest in the year when the election is held, have completed their 15th year. The extent, however, to which Nationals, who on Election Day are resident outside the State but who satisfy the aforementioned conditions, are entitled to vote, shall be determined by law. Rules may be laid down by law concerning the right to vote of persons, otherwise entitled to vote, who on Election Day are manifestly suffering from a seriously weakened mental state or a reduced level of consciousness.
Article 32 - Deprivation of the right to vote The right to vote is lost by persons: a) sentenced for criminal offences, in accordance with the relevant provisions laid down by law; b) entering the service of a foreign power without the consent of the Government; c) demonstrably guilty of having bought votes, of having sold their own vote, or of having voted at more than one polling station.
Article 33 - The Referendum list The rules on the keeping of the poll list and on the registration in the poll list of persons entitled to vote shall be determined by law.
Article 34 - Conduction of Referendums The Referendums shall be conducted in the manner prescribed by law. The referendums officials, whose decision may be appealed to the Parliament, shall settle disputes regarding the right to vote.
Article 35 - Control The legitimacy of an election may be contested before the Supreme Court by a procedure established by law.
VII. The Judiciary
Article 36 - The Supreme Court There shall be a Supreme Court of Judicature for Principality and a Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court shall have unlimited original jurisdiction to hear and determine any civil or criminal proceedings under any law. Any question concerning the interpretation of the Constitution arising in a lower court shall be referred by it to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court shall be a superior court of record and shall have all the powers of such a court.
Article 37 - The Attorney-General The Attorney- General, shall be the principal legal adviser to the Cabinet of the Principality and shall also be responsible for the administration of legal affairs in the state. Legal proceedings for or against the State shall be taken, in the case of civil proceedings, in the name of the Attorney General and, in the case of criminal proceedings, in the name of the Crown.
VIII. State, Society and International Principles
Article 38 - Concern of the State The concern of the State is aimed at: a. The construction and maintenance of a national economy free from foreign intervention; b. Sufficiency of means for the total population; c. Sufficient employment under the guarantee of freedom and justice; d. The sharing of everyone in the economic, social and cultural development and progress; e. Participation in the sense of citizenship during the construction, the expansion and the maintenance of a just society; f. Guaranteeing national unity and sovereignty.
Article 39 - Economic goals The economic objectives of the Principality shall aim at the construction of a national economy, free from foreign domination and for the benefit of the Nation. It is the duty of the State to promote and to guarantee as much as possible all modes of production by private enterprises.
Article 40 - Protection and Preservation of Nature The State shall aim at creating and improving the conditions necessary for the protection of nature and wildlife and for the preservation of the ecological balance.
Article 41 - Education, Culture and National monuments The State shall establish conditions favourable to the free development of science, education, and the arts, and shall assist that development. It shall organize the conservation of all National monuments of history and culture.
Article 42 - International principles The Principality - recognizes and respects the right of nations to self-determination and national independence on the basis of equality, sovereignty and mutual benefit; - promotes the development of the international legal order and supports the peaceful settlement of international disputes; - rejects all armed aggression, every form of political and economic pressure, as well as every direct or indirect intervention in the domestic affairs of other States; - promotes the solidarity and cooperation with other peoples in the work against racism, genocide and in the struggle for national liberation, peace and social progress; - promotes the participation in international organizations with a view to establishing peace and progress for mankind.
Article 43 – Human rights No law shall abridge the rights, privileges or immunities of any person. Every citizen shall receive the protection of the law against any action perpetuated to attempt to force or entice him or her to do an act, which may be treasonable against the interests of the Principality Of Galore. Every person's life, liberty, property, pursuit of economy, happiness and freedom of fear, are rights to be enjoyed without interference.
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