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    Norfolk Island Government 1997

      Country name
      conventional long form: Territory of Norfolk Island
      conventional short form: Norfolk Island

      Data code NF

      Dependency status territory of Australia

      Government type NA

      National capital Kingston (administrative center); Burnt Pine (commercial center)

      Administrative divisions none (territory of Australia)

      Independence none (territory of Australia)

      National holiday Pitcairners Arrival Day Anniversary, 8 June (1856)

      Constitution Norfolk Island Act of 1979

      Legal system based on the laws of Australia, local ordinances and acts; English commonlaw applies in matters not covered by either Australian or Norfolk Islandlaw

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II of the UK (since 6 February 1952); the queen andAustralia are represented by Administrator Alan Gardner KERR (since NA April1992)
      head of government: Assembly President and Chief Minister David Earnest BUFFETT (since NA1995)
      cabinet: Executive Council is made up of executive members of the LegislativeAssembly
      elections : the queen is a hereditary monarch; administrator appointed by the governorgeneral of Australia; chief minister elected by the Legislative Assembly fora term of not more than three years; election last held NA May 1995 (nextto be held NA May 1998)
      election results : David Earnest BUFFETT elected chief minister; percent of LegislativeAssembly vote - NA

      Legislative branch unicameral Legislative Assembly (9 seats; members elected by electorswho have nine equal votes each but only four votes can be given to any onecandidate; members serve three-year terms)
      elections: last held NA May 1995 (next to be held NA May 1998)
      election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - independents 9

      Judicial branch Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders none

      International organization participation none

      Diplomatic representation in the US none (territory of Australia)

      Diplomatic representation from the US none (territory of Australia)

      Flag description three vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green with alarge green Norfolk Island pine tree centered in the slightly wider whiteband

      NOTE: The information regarding Norfolk Island on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Norfolk Island Government 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Norfolk Island Government 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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