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    Norfolk Island Government - 1991

      Long-form name: Territory of Norfolk Island

      Type: territory of Australia

      Capital: Kingston (administrative center), Burnt Pine (commercial center)

      Administrative divisions: none (territory of Australia)

      Independence: none (territory of Australia)

      Constitution: Norfolk Island Act of 1957

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

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

      Executive branch: British monarch, governor general of Australia, administrator, Executive Council (cabinet)

      Legislative branch: unicameral Legislative Assembly

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Administrator H. B. MACDONALD (since NA 1989), who is appointed by the Governor General of Australia; Head of Government--Assembly President and Chief Minister John Terence BROWN (since NA)

      Political parties and leaders: NA

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: Legislative Assembly--last held 1989 (held every three years); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(9 total) percent of seats by party NA

      Member of: none

      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

      NOTE: The information regarding Norfolk Island on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Norfolk Island Government 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Norfolk Island Government 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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