Section 3 – Governor General to be paid in pounds

Section 3 of the Commonwealth Constitution states: 1 “Salary of Governor‑General There shall be payable to the Queen out of the Consolidated Revenue fund of the Commonwealth, for the salary of the Governor‑General, an annual sum which, until the Parliament otherwise provides, shall be ten thousand pounds. The salary of a Governor‑General shall not be altered during his continuance in office.” The ten thousand pounds specified by the Constitution referred to the currency in use in Australia in 1901, pound … Continue reading Section 3 – Governor General to be paid in pounds
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