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Norfolk Island Government 1996

    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        Territory of Norfolk Island

        conventional short form:
        Norfolk Island

    • Digraph:

    • Type:
      territory of Australia

    • 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:
      wide legislative and executive responsibility under the Norfolk Island Act of 1979; Supreme Court

    • Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Administrator Alan Gardner KERR (since NA April 1992), who is appointed by the Governor General of Australia

        head of government:
        Assembly President David Ernest BUFFETT (since NA May 1992)

        Executive Council

    • Legislative branch:

        Legislative Assembly:
        elections last held 20 May 1992 (next to be held NA May 1995); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (9 total) independents 9

    • Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court

    • Political parties and leaders:

    • Member of:

    • Diplomatic representation in US:
      none (territory of Australia)

    • US diplomatic representation:
      none (territory of Australia)

    • Flag:
      three vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green with a large green Norfolk Island pine tree centered in the slightly wider white band

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