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Member Of The Legislative Assembly
A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (MLA), or a MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE (ML), is a representative elected by the voters of a constituency to the legislature or legislative assembly of a sub-national jurisdiction. CONTENTS * 1 Australia * 2 Brazil * 3 Canada
Canada
* 4 Falkland Islands * 5 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
* 6 India * 7 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
* 8 United States of America
United States of America
* 9 Wales
Wales
* 10 References AUSTRALIAMembers of the Legislative Assembly use the suffix MP in New South Wales
Wales
and Queensland . In Western Australia , Northern Territory , Australian Capital Territory and Norfolk Island , members are known as MLAs. However the suffix MP is also commonly used. South Australia and Tasmania have a House of Assembly and denote its members MHA. In Victoria members can use either MP or MLA
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Constituency
An ELECTORAL DISTRICT (also known as a CONSTITUENCY, LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT, RIDING, WARD, DIVISION, ELECTORAL AREA, or ELECTORATE) is a territorial subdivision for electing members to a legislative body . Generally, only voters (constituents) who reside within the district are permitted to vote in an election held there. From a single district, a single member or multiple members might be chosen. Members might be chosen by a first-past-the-post system or a proportional representative system, or another voting method entirely. Members might be chosen through a direct election under universal suffrage , an indirect election , or another form of suffrage
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Legislature
A LEGISLATURE is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city . Legislatures form important parts of most governments ; in the separation of powers model, they are often contrasted with the executive and judicial branches of government. Laws enacted by legislatures are known as legislation . Legislatures observe and steer governing actions and usually have exclusive authority to amend the budget or budgets involved in the process. The members of a legislature are called legislators . In a democracy , legislators are most commonly popularly elected , although indirect election and appointment by the executive are also used, particularly for bicameral legislatures featuring an upper chamber
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Legislative Assembly
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY is the name given in some countries to either a legislature , or to one of its branch. The name is used by a number of countries, including member-states of the Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
and other countries. It is also used by their sub-national divisions, such as the Australian States and Canadian provinces
Canadian provinces
. CONTENTS* 1 Legislative assemblies in the Commonwealth * 1.1 Examples of legislative assemblies in Commonwealth countries * 1.2 Former legislative assemblies * 2 Legislative assemblies outside the Commonwealth * 3 See also LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES IN THE COMMONWEALTHThe modern-day legislative assembly in a Commonwealth country, either as a national or sub-national parliament, is in most cases an evolution of one of these colonial legislative chambers, whether the full legislature or a lower house
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New South Wales Legislative Assembly
The NEW SOUTH WALES LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY is the lower of the two houses of the Parliament of New South Wales , an Australian state. The upper house is the New South Wales
New South Wales
Legislative Council . Both the Assembly and Council sit at Parliament House in the state capital, Sydney. The Assembly is presided over by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly . The Assembly has 93 members, elected by single-member constituency , which are commonly known as seats. Voting is by the optional preferential system . NSW first Legislative Assembly – 1880 Members of the Legislative Assembly have the initialism MP after their names. From the creation of the assembly up to about 1990, the initialism "MLA" ( Member of the Legislative Assembly ) was used
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Legislative Assembly Of Queensland
GOVERNMENT (42) Labor (42) OPPOSITION (41) Liberal National (41) CROSSBENCH (6) Katter\'s Australian (2) Independent (3) One Nation (1) ELECTIONS LAST ELECTION 31 January 2015 NEXT ELECTION 2018 or earlier MEETING PLACE Legislative Assembly Chamber, Parliament House , Brisbane , Queensland , Australia WEBSITE www.parliament.qld.gov.auThe LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF QUEENSLAND is the sole chamber of the unicameral Parliament of Queensland . Elections are held approximately once every three years. Voting is by the optional preferential voting form of the alternative vote system. The Assembly has 89 members , who have used the letters MP after their names since 2000 (previously they were styled MLAs ). There is approximately the same population in each electorate ; however, that has not always been the case (see Queensland\'s gerrymander )
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Western Australian Legislative Assembly
The WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, or lower house, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of Western Australia , an Australian state. The Parliament sits in Parliament House in the Western Australian capital, Perth . The Legislative Assembly today has 59 members, elected for four-year terms from single-member electoral districts . Members are elected using the preferential voting system. As with all other Australian states and territories, voting is compulsory for all Australian citizens over the legal voting age of 18. CONTENTS * 1 Role and operation * 2 History * 3 Electoral distribution and reform * 4 Current distribution of Assembly seats * 5 See also * 6 References ROLE AND OPERATIONMost legislation in Western Australia is initiated in the Legislative Assembly
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Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
GOVERNMENT * Labor (18)OPPOSITION * Country Liberal (2)CROSSBENCH * Independent (5) ELECTIONS LAST ELECTION 27 August 2016 MEETING PLACE Parliament House , Darwin , Northern Territory, Australia WEBSITE parliament.nt.gov.au Chamber of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly The LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY is the only house of the Parliament of the Northern Territory
Parliament of the Northern Territory
, Australia. The Legislative Assembly has 25 members each elected for single-member electorates . The voting method changed in February 2016 from full-preferential voting to optional preferential voting . The term of the Legislative Assembly is four years, and elections are on the fourth Saturday in August of the fourth year after the previous election, but can be earlier in the event of a no confidence vote in the Government
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Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
The AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (formally, the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory) is the unicameral legislature of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). It sits in the Legislative Assembly Building located on Civic Square, close to the centre of the city of Canberra . CONTENTS * 1 Creation * 2 Membership * 3 Local government functions * 4 Enactment of legislation * 5 Powers * 6 Current distribution of seats * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links CREATIONThe Assembly was created by four acts of the Commonwealth Parliament in 1988, including the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 . The first election was held on 4 March 1989 and the assembly first sat on 11 May that year. Until this point, the ACT had been directly administered by the Commonwealth Government
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Norfolk Legislative Assembly
The NORFOLK LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY was the prime legislative body of Norfolk Island from 1979 to 2015. Formed after the Norfolk Island Act 1979 was passed in the Australian parliament, its first members were elected on 10 August 1979. The last assembly was the 14th, elected on 13 March 2013. On 17 June 2015, the Australian government abolished the assembly, ending self-government on the island, and beginning transition arrangements to a Norfolk Island Regional Council to be established on 1 July 2016. CONTENTS * 1 Membership * 2 Abolition * 3 See also * 4 References MEMBERSHIPThe assembly had 9 members, elected for a three-year term. The assembly was elected by a popular vote for a term of not more than three years. Electors each had nine equal votes, which could be divided in any way between candidates, but no more than two votes could be given to any particular individual candidate
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Members Of Parliament
A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament . In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes specifically members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title. Members of parliament tend to form parliamentary groups (also called _parliamentary parties_) with members of the same political party
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South Australian House Of Assembly
The HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, or lower house, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of South Australia . The other is the Legislative Council . It sits in Parliament House in the state capital, Adelaide . The fourth-term South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party has been in government since the 2002 election . The 47-seat house consists of 23 Labor , 20 Liberal and 4 independents . Following the 2014 election , the lower house consisted of 23 Labor, 22 Liberal and 2 independents, Geoff Brock and Bob Such . Martin Hamilton-Smith became an independent shortly after the election, reducing the Liberals to 21 seats. Both Hamilton-Smith and fellow independent Brock are in cabinet and provide confidence and supply while retaining the right to vote on conscience . Labor went from minority to majority government when Nat Cook won the 2014 Fisher by-election which was triggered by the death of Bob Such
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Victorian Legislative Assembly
GOVERNMENT Labor (46) OPPOSITION Liberal (30) National (8) CROSSBENCH Greens (2) Independent (2) COMMITTEES STANDING *Privileges Committee *Standing Orders Committee ELECTIONS LAST ELECTION 29 November 2014 NEXT ELECTION 24 November 2018 MEETING PLACE Legislative Assembly Chamber, Parliament House , Melbourne
Melbourne
, Victoria , Australia
Australia
WEBSITE Vic Legislative AssemblyThe VICTORIAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of Victoria in Australia
Australia
; the upper house being the Victorian Legislative Council
Victorian Legislative Council
. Both houses sit at Parliament House in Spring Street , Melbourne
Melbourne
. The presiding officer of the Legislative Assembly is the Speaker . There are presently 88 members of the Legislative Assembly elected from single-member divisions
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Australian House Of Representatives
GOVERNMENT (76) Coalition Liberal (45) LNP (21) National (10) OPPOSITION (69) Labor (69) CROSSBENCH (5) Greens (1 ) Xenophon (1 ) Katter (1 ) Independent (2) ELECTIONS VOTING SYSTEM Instant-runoff voting LAST ELECTION 2 July 2016 NEXT ELECTION On or before 2 November 2019 MEETING PLACE House of Representatives chamber Parliament House Canberra , ACT , Australia WEBSITE House of Representatives AUSTRALIA This article is part of a series on the
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Portuguese Language
PORTUGUESE (_português_ or, in full, _língua portuguesa_) is a Romance language and the sole official language of Brazil
Brazil
, Cape Verde , Portugal
Portugal
, Guinea-Bissau , Mozambique
Mozambique
, Angola
Angola
, and São Tomé and Príncipe . It also has co-official language status in East Timor
East Timor
, Equatorial Guinea and Macau
Macau

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Federal District (Brazil)
The FEDERAL DISTRICT (Portuguese : Distrito Federal; Portuguese pronunciation: ) is one of 27 federative units of Brazil
Brazil
. Located in the Central Plateau of the Brazilian Highlands
Brazilian Highlands
, the Federal District is divided into 31 administrative regions , and contains the Brazilian capital city , Brasília
Brasília
, which is also the seat of the three branches of the federal government of Brazil
Brazil
(legislative , executive and judiciary )
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