The Governor General / Letters Patent

(1) The Queen needs to personally assent legislation “It has been declared by a number of High Court judges that the Governor-General, as the Queen’s representative, possesses the prerogatives of the Crown relevant to the Federal Government’s sphere of responsibility, which includes, for example, all matters relating to external affairs.” – Volume 1 of the Final Report of the Constitutional Commission 1988.  1  The precedents were set in Barton v Commonwealth (1974) 131 CLR 477, (Mason J); 2 Victoria v Commonwealth and … Continue reading The Governor General / Letters Patent
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