10 February, 2006

Question 24

Posted in Head of state, Judiciary, Separation of powers at 3:10 am by copernican

Discussion paper p13

Should the head of state be free to seek constitutional advice from the judiciary and if so, under what circumstances?

Question 23

Posted in Head of state, Judiciary, Separation of powers at 3:09 am by copernican

Discussion paper p13

Should the head of state have the prerogative of mercy?

Question 22

Posted in Head of state, Judiciary, Separation of powers at 3:07 am by copernican

Discussion paper p13

Should the head of state have power to appoint and remove federal judges?

Question 21

Posted in Eligibility/disqualification, Head of state at 3:05 am by copernican

Discussion paper p12

On what grounds should a person be disqualified from becoming head of state?

Question 20

Posted in Eligibility/disqualification, Head of state at 3:03 am by copernican

Discussion paper p12

What should the eligibility requirements be for the head of state?

Question 19

Posted in Casual vacancy, Head of state at 3:01 am by copernican

Discussion paper p11

How should a casual vacancy be filled?

Question 18

Posted in Head of state, Removal at 3:00 am by copernican

Discussion paper p11

On what grounds should the removal from office of the head of state be justified? Should the grounds be spelt out?

Question 17

Posted in Head of state, Removal at 2:58 am by copernican

Discussion paper p11

Who or what body should have the authority to remove the head of state from office?

Question 16

Posted in Head of state, Term of office at 2:57 am by copernican

Discussion paper p10

Should there be a limit on the number of terms an individual may serve as head of state?

Question 15

Posted in Head of state, Term of office at 2:55 am by copernican

Discussion paper p10

Should a head of state be eligible for re-appointment/ re-election?

Question 14

Posted in Head of state, Term of office at 2:54 am by copernican

Discussion paper p10

What should be the length of a term of office for head of state?

Question 13

Posted in Head of state, Title of head of state at 2:53 am by copernican

Discussion paper p10
What should the head of state be called, Governor-General, President of the Commonwealth of Australia, or some otehr title?

Question 12

Posted in Head of state, Nomination at 2:44 am by copernican

Discussion paper p10

Should there be a minimum number of nominators required for a nominee to become a candidate?

Question 11

Posted in Head of state, Nomination at 2:41 am by copernican

Discussion paper p10

Should there be a maximum number and/or minimum number of candidates?

Question 10

Posted in Head of state, Nomination at 2:40 am by copernican

Discussion paper p10

Should there be any barriers to nomination, such as nominations from political parties, or candidates being current or former members of parliament?

Question 9

Posted in Head of state, Nomination at 2:33 am by copernican

Discussion paper p10

Who should be eligible to put forward nominations for an appointed head of state? For an elected head of state?

Question 8

Posted in Head of state, Selection of head of state at 2:31 am by copernican

Discussion paper p9

If direct election is the preferred method for election of a non-executive president, will this lead to a situation where the president becomes a rival centre of power to the Government? If so, is this acceptable or not? If not, can the office of head of state be designed so that this situation does not arise?

Question 7

Posted in Head of state, Selection of head of state at 2:28 am by copernican

Discussion paper p9

If the Australian head of state is to be directly elected, what method of voting should be used?

Question 6

Posted in Head of state, Selection of head of state at 2:27 am by copernican

Discussion paper p9

If assistance is to be given, should this be administered by the Australian Electoral Commission or some other public body?

Question 5

Posted in Head of state, Selection of head of state at 2:25 am by copernican

Discussion paper p9

Should/Can political parties be prevented from assisting or campaigning on behalf of nominees? If so, how?

Question 4

Posted in Head of state, Selection of head of state at 2:24 am by copernican

Discussion paper p9

Should some form of campaign assistance be available to nominees, and if so, what assistance would be reasonable?

Question 3

Posted in Head of state, Powers of head of state at 2:22 am by copernican

Discussion paper p8

What powers (if any) should be codified beyond those currently specified in the constitution?

Question 2

Posted in Head of state, Powers of head of state at 2:20 am by copernican

Discussion paper p8

What powers should be conferred on the head of state?

Question 1

Posted in Executive, Head of state, Separation of powers at 2:19 am by copernican

Discussion paper p7

Should Australia consider moving towards having a head of state who is also the head of government?