a council consisting of all members of the Legislature. The Legislative Council examines information relating to state government and the general welfare of the state and recommends legislation.
the upper house in the bicameral parliament of an Australian state or colony; or the sole legislative body of a colony or territory before the grant of responsible government
(Click for photo [26k]) The Upper House of the Parliament of Victoria.
The Victorian Legislative Council in 1854 consisted of thirty members, twenty of whom were elected. The interests of pastoralists were heavily represented, the Lieutenant Governor had the authority to appoint ten members of the Legislature, and up to four for the Executive Council.
The legislative body having authority over operation of the Legislature, including approval of bills for introduction and administrative and personnel matters other than personnel matters within the separate control of the House or Senate. The 10 members are composed of the President, Speaker, Democratic and Republican Floor Leaders and Assistant Floor Leaders.
The "upper house" of the Parliament of Victoria, which is modelled loosely on the House of Lords in Westminster. The Council is generally regarded as a "house of review" reconsidering the legislation passed by the lower house.
The Legislative Council was abolished in 1928. This appointed body was part of the Legislature.
There are two distinct organizations which are both referred to as the Legislative Council. The Legislative Council is an eighteen member body of the General Assembly comprised of six members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate, six members of the House appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Speaker, the President, and the majority leaders and the minority leaders of the House and Senate. The Legislative Council is the name of the nonpartisan research staff of the General Assembly. This office staffs committees of the General Assembly, conducts research, prepares fiscal notes, provides revenue projections, and performs centralized support services
The Upper House of Parliament in NSW. It has 42 councillors elected for an eight year term, half of whom are elected at each State General Election.
New Zealand's appointed upper house from 1852 until its abolition in 1950.
A support agency for both the Senate and House whose main responsibility is to draft and review bills before they are filed in order to provide accuracy and congruity with existing law.
The Upper House of Parliament in South Australia. It has 22 members elected for an eight year term, half of whom are elected at each State General Election.
The legislative body having authority over operation of the Legislature, including approval of bills for introduction and administrative and personnel matters other than personnel matters within the separate control of the House or the Senate. (See Part III for a further discussion of the Legislative Council.) The composition of the Council is as follows
the Upper House of Parliament in all states except Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory which only have a lower House.
A Legislative Council is the name given to the legislatures, or one of the chambers of the legislature of many nations and colonies.
The Fijian Legislative Council was the colonial precursor to the present-day Parliament, which came into existence when Fiji became independent on 10 October 1970.