(1) The Governor may by proclamation or otherwise fix such places within Victoria and subject to this Act such times for holding every session of the Council and Assembly and may vary and alter the same respectively in such manner as he thinks fit.
S. 8(2) amended by No. 10106 s. 4(a).
(2) Subject to subsection (3) the Governor may if he thinks fit by proclamation or otherwise from time to time—
(a) prorogue the Council the Assembly or both the Council and the Assembly; or
(b) dissolve the Assembly.
S. 8(3) inserted by No. 10106 s. 4(b), substituted by No. 2/2003 s. 3.
(3) The Governor may not dissolve the Assembly (including the Assembly last elected before the Constitution (Parliamentary Reform) Act 2003 receives the Royal Assent) unless—
(a) the Assembly is dissolved in accordance with section 8A; or
(b) the Premier has given advice to the Governor under section 65E(2) to dissolve the Assembly.
S. 8(4)–(6) inserted by No. 10106 s. 4(b), repealed by No. 2/2003 s. 3.
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S. 8A inserted by No. 2/2003 s. 4.