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Tassie a pointer to what can happen



10 May 2010

Associate Professor Anne Twomey suggests the recent election result in Tasmania could provide a predictive example to the current situation in the United Kingdom.

In an article in the weekend edition of the Sydney Morning Herald, Associate Professor Twomey asserts that the actions of the Governor, Peter Underwood could be matched by the Queen, where he reappointed the Labour Leader, David Bartlett as Premier, despite the fact that the Liberals had won the most votes.

"While the rights and wrongs of the Governor's actions may be debated, it is clear that Underwood carried out a substantial role in choosing the premier.

"The Queen, like the Governor, is more than a rubber stamp.

"She has a substantive constitutional role and people should not be surprised if she exercises it."

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