A & B .. but what the heck is the name of that country? Senegal never has been part of the Empire or Commonwealth. Rwanda and Mozambique were never part of the British Empire, but the Commonwealth made exceptions for them to join. I was do confused haha, not much later I scrolled down and saw "ah thats why" felt silly haha. 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. To put the legal status of the Australia Act beyond doubt, the Australian and British parliaments would each enact the Australia Act in substantially similar forms.[14][15]. It might help us work out more of the answers. Could the quiz be updated please? But it decided that the effect of the Australia Act 1986 (Cth) was that, at least from the date when the Act came into operation, Britain had become a "foreign power" within the meaning of Constitution section 44(i), so that a parliamentary candidate who had British nationality was ineligible to be a member of the Commonwealth Parliament. .. How do I forget UK?! That's one incentive! But still saw the top, with a missing answer in first place. The Australia Act 1986 is the short title of each of a pair of separate but related pieces of legislation: one an Act of the Commonwealth (i.e. They're not sovereign states. btw after my first few answers, Canada was in the 2nd spot, I continued giving answers, not paying attention to what was filled in lower/ out of view. Since the average is so low, maybe break up the answer section into columns by continent? Quizmaster, I believe the Maldives just left the Commonwealth. I know books are a horribly outdated pre-internet thing, but they still exist ;). [25], 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 are 54 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations. [20] 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.[21]. Nonetheless, the Queen could still exercise any of her powers with respect to the state if she was "personally present" in the state. It's the same deal with England, Wales, etc. The adoption was backdated, with mainly symbolic effect, to the, The Constitution can only be amended through a national referendum, under. Scholarships and many other opportunities by the UK government. My surprise is to see that more people got Mozambique and Rwanda than some others that were part of the British empire. England is the only one of the UK nations to have no government separate from the UK government. Section 15 of the Australia Act sets out the procedure that the Act or the Statute of Westminster 1931 can be amended or repealed as part of the law of the Commonwealth, of a state or of a territory. You mean type as fast as you can think? The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa, if certain requirements are met. Yay! The body of each state Act set out the state's "request and consent" as to both the Australian and the UK versions of the Australia Act. While this might be understood as a declaration of independence, it can also be understood as an acknowledgement that Australia was already independent, leaving open the question of when independence had been attained. Thus, the Parliament of the United Kingdom still had the power to legislate for the states. Anglophone people are discriminated by the Francophone minority. Only two provinces of Cameroon were ever English - and those two provinces are treated as inferior by the rest of the country. [18] 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. Total black-out. Got to love it when you forget the United Kingdom. At the end of the 19th century the different states agreed to form a federation. State laws would no longer be subject to disallowance and reservation by the monarch (s 8) – a power that, anomalously, remains for Commonwealth legislation (Constitution ss 59 and 60). 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 :(. 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. 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. 12 x 12 Multiplication Table in 2 Minutes. For those who'd enjoy doing it with a map. ^ most people don't know that Vanuatu exists. In 1903, a High Court of Australia was established, one of whose functions was to hear appeals from the state supreme courts. The Governor-General of Australia, Sir Ninian Stephen, assented to the Australia Act (Cth) "In the name of Her Majesty" on 4 December 1985. 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. a matter that concerned the constitutional relations between the Commonwealth and one or more states or between two or more states. That view was taken in Sue v Hill by three members of the High Court, supported with misgivings by one other member. Not all the teams in the Commonwealth Games are countries. One of those who did not find it necessary to express an opinion on this point, Justice Michael Kirby, was in a later case to deliver a dissent in which he argued that the Australia Act 1986 (Cth) was invalid. Some people have books with maps in them, called atlases. @Sifhraven I was confused by Andrew's comment as I thought it had something to do with a map of JetPunk. In Kirby J's view in Marquet (2003),[24] this was inconsistent with Constitution s 106, so that the Australia Act (Cth) was not a valid exercise of Commonwealth legislative power. The Maldives left the Commonwealth recently. Get South Africa, guess other South African countries. ... Why did Maldives leave and when did Ireland leave? For a short time, the newcomers lived peacefully with the Aboriginal people. The commonwealth was a constitutional monarchy and they wrote their constitution in the 1890's. At the time, the Commonwealth, state and UK acts were known as the "Australia Acts". The discretion was exercised only once,[citation needed] in 1912. There could be an appeal if the High Court issued a certificate that it was appropriate for the Privy Council to determine an inter se matter, i.e. Got so focused on Africa, I forgot about the Caribbean islands. 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. You mean Antigua and Barbuda ? Only on March 3, 1986, did the Australian Act came into force. [17] 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. 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. Good quiz. The country has thrived since it received its independence from the United Kingdom in 1901 it has built a flourishing economy and a high quality of life for its citizens. Surprised to see no note of Zimbabwe, and technically, England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Island are all separate nations of the Commonwealth - as seen by their separate entrants in the Commonwealth Games (next held later this year in Glasgow, Scotland). For example the Australasian Federation Enabling Act 1899 No 2 (NSW). Can't wait until the GrandOldCommonwealth comes into force. Ah, this one again. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_and_the_Commonwealth_of_Nations. Ireland left in 1921. What do any of these countries gain by being in the Commonwealth, besides the bill for the Olympics? It hasn't been officially called the British Commonwealth for many years (though I'm struggling to find the exact date). They practically border each other, That's really not how the Commonwealth works. IBAN is an account format used by European banks. By 1901 the population of Australia was over 3.7 million and it was growing rapidly. These are the independent sovereign nations, so maybe the title should have been "Commonwealth Nations" rather than Countries, which is the ambiguous term. Same here. (Even if it was an empty map). lol I did so bad, the English had their fingers in WAY too many pies during the empirical days.. guess I shouldnt talk too much as America has the same issue today, didnt we learn anything? [10], Although the path of appeal from the High Court to the Privy Council had been effectively blocked, the High Court could not block appeals from state supreme courts directly to the Privy Council. It hasn't been officially called the British Commonwealth for many years (though I'm struggling to find the exact date). In Shaw v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (2003), the High Court held that the act "gave voice to the completion of Australia's evolutionary independence [...] it was a formal declaration that the Commonwealth of Australia and the Australian states were completely constitutionally independent of the United Kingdom". The Australia Act (Cth and UK) eliminated the remaining possibilities for the UK to legislate with effect in Australia, for the UK to be involved in Australian government, and for an appeal from any Australian court to a British court. Really, the only reason they joined the Commonwealth must be economic benefit. Jul 8, 2019. The United Kingdom is the all those nations under the leadership of the the English government, but they are still sovereign nations. After 1913 a new capital city was built at Canberra. 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. Predictably, the High Court proved reluctant to grant certificates for appeal to the Privy Council. Dutch explorers first landed in Australia in 1606, and the British began to settle there in 1788. [22] As of 2020, neither the Australia Act nor the Statute of Westminster have been amended in this manner. A majority, however, thought that it was sufficient that the Act had been passed in reliance on Constitution s 51(xxxviii), which gives the Commonwealth Parliament power to legislate at the request of the state parliaments. Section 51(xxxviii) of the Constitution of Australia, "Australasian Federation Enabling Act 1899 No 2 (NSW)", Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968 (Cth), Privy Council (Appeals from the High Court) Act 1975 (Cth), Colonial Sugar Refining Co Ltd v Attorney-General (Cth), Kirmani v Captain Cook Cruises Pty Ltd (No 2), "The Australia Act 1986 - Some Legal Conundrums", "Australia Acts (Request) Act 1985 (NSW)", "Australia Act 1986 (Cth) Assent original", "Australia Act (Commencement) Order 1986", "Elizabeth II as Queen of Australia signs the proclamation", "Section 15 of the Australian Acts: Constitutional Change by the Back Door", "Why is Australia's Constitution Binding? It hasn't been "British" (in name) since India joined in 1949. The plan to revamp both federal and state constitutional arrangements required each state parliament to pass its own enabling legislation. federal) Parliament of Australia, the other an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. I was going to say the same thing. And the UK ... facepalm. No they are not. On the commencement of the British Act on 1 January 1901, the Commonwealth came into being and the six colonies became the six States of Australia (covering clauses 4 and 6). The principal difference between the Commonwealth and UK versions of the Australia Act lies in the reference, appearing in the long title and preamble to the Commonwealth version but not present in the UK version, to Australia as "a sovereign, independent and federal nation". I got them by just guessing regionally. Did get about 15 countries in the last 45 seconds, though. It seems like the Maldives have rejoined the Commonwealth. Commonwealth IBAN number. These nearly identical Acts were passed by the two parliaments, because of uncertainty as to whether the Commonwealth Parliament alone had the ultimate authority to do so. Funny how I got Brunei and Sierra Leone but not Australia or even the UK : [24] 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 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). The title is more than 70 years out of date. Hmm.. uruguay, no? The Commonwealth is mostly countries that were colonies of the U.K., not countries that speak totally different languages and had their own colonies. Its people are connected to the country, and have a lot of love and pride for Australia. The final such appeal, an equity case from the Court of Appeal of the. The Commonwealth Parliament was empowered to legislate to limit the latter path and it did so in 1968 and 1975;[6][7] but legislation could only limit, not abolish. The draft of the Constitution, that was put to voters in the various colonies and presented to the British government for embodiment in UK legislation, was that there was to be no appeal from the High Court to the Privy Council in any matter involving the interpretation of the Constitution or of the constitution of a state, unless it involved the interests of some other dominion. Two years later: "Can we come back, pretty please". It is true that they enter separately in the commonwealth games though. It's the Commonwealth of Nations. The Acts came into effect simultaneously, on 3 March 1986. Vanuatu currently sits at 74% and Mozambique at 58%. Cameroon I knew and missed, the other 2 (Sierra Leone and Mozambique) I did not. I feel like some quizzes are better without a map. [9] In 1985, the High Court unanimously observed that the power to grant such a certificate "has long since been spent" and is "obsolete". I can visualize a map well enough, cause I think in pictures, but still think this quiz would benefit by a map. [n 6]. They gained independence when the British passed legislation to allow the colonies to govern themselves as the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. Simply because it looks cool to zee the places filled in. 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. As of now, there are only 52 members. [1][n 4] The Statute provided (s 4) that no future UK Act would apply to a Dominion (of which Australia was one) as part of its law unless the Act expressly declared that the Dominion had requested and consented to it. The Constitution establishes a federal system of government. Forgot to change the instructions to say 52 countries. Found it. The UK Parliament's power to legislate with effect for the Commonwealth itself was mostly ended with the Statute of Westminster 1931, when adopted by Australia in 1942 retroactive to 1939. Thus, for practical purposes, the Australia Act has eliminated the remaining methods of appeal to the Privy Council. Many settlers were criminals sent to live in Australia as punishment. [n 3] The United Kingdom Parliament retained ultimate legislative power in relation to Australia. Australia was experiencing the same desire for constitutional modernisation. The High Court in Sue v Hill in 1999[23] did not rely upon the long title or the preamble, which conventionally do not have force of law. The long title of these state acts (such as the Australia Acts (Request) Act 1985 of New South Wales[16]) 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". [19] 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. 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 … That constitution was (and still is) contained in a British statute. The population of New South Wales was about 1.4 million. To the British, including the Empire and the Commonwealth, billion has long meant a million millions (1,000,000,000,000, or 10 to the twelfth), what Americans call a trillion. Australia and the British Embrace: the End of the Imperial Ideal by S.Ward, (Melbourne University Press 2001) Paradise Reforged: a History of the … Member states have no legal obligations to one another, but are connected through their use of the English language and historical ties. As I was going through the countries of Africa I momentarily contemplated Mozambique, then though, nah, that's Portuguese. But then, running out of obvious choices I put Rwanda and that worked, so then I had to revisit a whole lot I'd previously dismissed. How many can you name? Creation of the Commonwealth of Australia. The Federal Structure. 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.[2]. Nor did the Constitution limit, or provide for legislation to limit, such appeals. But continued giving answers, then I got Antigua and thought huh, more people guessed Antigua than Canada? Books are the opposite of 'horribly outdated', and I am an ardent bibliophile. [12], Constitution s 74 has not been amended, and the Constitution cannot be amended by legislation. MyMindWentBlank, there is no "English" government. Glad to be corrected though! Only English people call themselves British. The Sun never sets on the British Empiricism! But please change the title - it has not been called the British Commonwealth since 1949. Australia didn't have a bloody war with the British like America did. 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[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. I would suggest adding different brackets for different continents, otherwise a great quiz :D. Because they are part of the British Commonwealth. It is all 1 sovereign state, The U.K. *grumble*. I guess it's impossible to allow just AB? [11] Nonetheless, by the 1980s the possibility of appeal from a state supreme court was seen as outdated. According to the long title of the Australian act, its purpose was "to bring 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". Vanuatu was known as the New Hebrides, which was an Anglo-French condominium between 1906 and 1980. 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. I was surprised they didn't include France! They were enacted using legislative powers conferred by enabling Acts passed by the parliaments of every Australian state. The Commonwealth of Australia was formed in 1901 by the federation of six British colonies, each of which became a state. So the Commonwealth of Australia was formed on 1 January 1901. Don't think the time has changed, I just thought less hard and typed more. Cameroon is a similar case. have you ever read anything about a place called Northern Ireland? It was legislation passed by the British parliaments, the commonwealth and the state. 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