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Queensland Parliament

# 2 System of Government

#### Factsheet 2.1 - The Separation of Powers in Queensland

In its purest sense, the doctrine of the separation of powers refers to the distinct separation of the three branches of Government - the legislature,the executive and the judiciary.

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#### Factsheet 2.1 - The Separation of Powers in Queensland

The concept of the Separation of Powers was first developed in Eighteenth Century France by the French political philosopher Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755).

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#### Factsheet 2.2 - The Governor of Queensland

Queensland’s system of Government is a constitutional monarchy. The Queensland Constitution Acts specifically recognise that the Parliament of Queensland consists of the Sovereign (expressed as the Crown)and the Legislative Assembly.

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