Important Décrets

Laws of the Empire of Australia are codified in a system of Décrets of the Crown. The following are considered the most important Décrets in the Empire of Australia.

Décret 1

The first décret and the one that established the décrets as the main legal code throughout the Empire of Australia.

The Empress of Australia, Eleanor the Second, does hereby decree that laws throughout the lands of the Empire of Australia shall be recorded through a system of Décrets, each one numbered. These Décrets shall have the full force of law throughout the Empire unless specifically state otherwise. The purpose of these Décrets is to create a framework of laws for the betterment of the populace, the conduction of business, and the furtherance of a stable system of government for the Empire.

Décret 1, Eleanor II, January the Third, One-Thousand-Two-Hundred-Sixteen

Décret 2

Any Décret may be amended or repealed by a further Décret which states the reasoning behind the change or repeal and the date by which it is to take effect.

Décret 2, Eleanor II, January the Fourth, One-Thousand-Two-Hundred-Sixteen

Décret 3

In each major population centre of the Empire, at the expense of the crown, shall be kept a House of Laws which shall contain a list of all Décrets that govern the realm. This list shall be accessible to any and all citizens of the Empire and any guests granted access to the Lands of the Empire with permission of the Crown. Housed within this House of Laws shall be a three-member Court of the Crown which shall hear disputes of the realm and make rulings in the Name of the Crown. These rulings shall be written down and preserved. The ruling of the majority of the Court of the Crown shall be the Majority Ruling and any disagreement with the ruling of the majority shall also be written down and preserved as the Minority Ruling. Any ruling may be appealed to the Council of Justice housed in the Capital of the Empire. The Council of Justice shall consist of Thirteen Members, appointed by the Crown, who shall hear all appeals and make Majority and Minority Rulings thereon. Any member of the Council of Justice may, on any matter so decided by the Council, whether they are in the Majority or Minority, request a hearing from the Empress who shall issue a final ruling on the matter.

Décret 3, Eleanor II, January the Sixth, One-Thousand-Two-Hundred-Sixteen

Décret 4

Every citizen shall swear their loyalty and allegiance to the Crown of the Empire. Disregard of this loyalty shall be punishable by any means seen fit by the Crown, up to and including immediate death.

Décret 4, Eleanor II, January the Seventh, One-Thousand-Two-Hundred-Sixteen

Décret 5

Every citizen shall have, in their person and practices, the free exercise of their lives without interference from others provided their actions do not interfere in the lives of others.

Décret 5, Eleanor II, January the Tenth, One-Thousand-Two-Hundred-Sixteen

Décret 6

The conduct of business dealings shall between members of the populace shall be governed by a written agreement between parties. This agreement shall be witnessed by a Witness-Public employed, at the expense of the Crown, in every House of Laws. Any agreement not so witnessed shall be considered null and void and not enforceable as written. Any agreement so witnessed being breached may be brought by the offended party to the Court of the Crown in any House of Laws and have a Justice of the Crown offer remedy. This remedy, being so ordered by the Justice of the Crown shall be enforceable by the Crown against the offending party.

Décret 6, Eleanor II, January the Fifteenth, One-Thousand-Two-Hundred-Sixteen

Décret 10

The line of the Crown shall be passed from eldest daughter to eldest daughter so that the Empire may be ruled by a succession of the ablest women to rule.

Décret 10, Eleanor II, February the Twentieth, One-Thousand-Two-Hundred-Sixteen

Décret 17

In each House of Laws there shall be employed, at the expense of the crown, an expert in the Décrets who shall be available to advise the populace on the meaning of the Décrets and how best to observe them.

Décret 17, Eleanor II, March the Twenty-Ninth, One-Thousand-Two-Hundred-Seventeen

Décret 383

Décret 383 was written by Eleanor the Fifth. It created the 1151 agency, the spy organization of the Empire of Australia.

Décret 1713

In Décret 1713, Eleanor the Nineteenth decreed that every third Thursday of the month should be considered hat day in which all subjects must wear a hat in public unless they can produce a legitimate reason why such an accessory would jeopardize their health or well-being.

Widely derided, the Décret was created in response to a letter that a haberdasher sent to the Empress, decrying the falling sales of hats and that she was unable to continue her business without support from the crown. It is suspected that the woman had something different in mind than this décret, but the woman’s hat sales did increase as a result according to reports from the time.

Décret 1927

Décret 2941

Henceforth, all thoroughfares of more than two lanes shall be split to allow for the planting of trees between the lanes. Likewise, trees shall be planted on either side of all thoroughfares throughout the Empire. These trees shall be of diverse species, native to the location in which the road is constructed, and shall be maintained at the expense of the crown.

Eleanor XXX, January 17th, 1922

Décret 3704

In Décret 3704, Eleanor the Thirty-Third decreed that popular elections would be held to determine the governor of each domain of the Empire of Australia.

Décret 3792

Décret 3792 set about to create more favourable terms for the social-labour contract in the Empire of Australia.

The text of the Décret included the following provisions:

  • A 4-day, 32-hour workweek shall be the standard for employees of the government.
  • Supervisors are forbidden to contact their supervisees on days when they are not scheduled to work except in emergency circumstances.
  • All indications of emergency circumstances will be reviewed by the Judiciaire du Travail and if they are found to be non-emergent, the supervisor will be personally fined and the fine paid to the worker who’s time was violated.
  • All employees, regardless of status or performance, will receive a wage increase equal to inflation each year.

These legal provisions became the law of the land in the Empire of Australia on March 25th, 2022.

Décret 3794

On May 2nd, 2022, Eleanor the Thirty-Third announced Décret 3794 which created a new census paradigm for the 2025 census of the Empire of Australia.

In this new paradigm, the number of domains was increased from 34 to 55 to increase the voices in the Governor’s Council to be more representative of the population.

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