The Royal Powers Act 1953

The Royal Powers Act 1953 was passed in preparation of the FIRST EVER Royal Visit of a reigning monarch to Australia, which took place on 3 February 1954. Menzies had sought to strengthen the role of the Sovereign as Queen of Australia, and to remove British ministers and British processes from Australia’s constitutional arrangements. So in 1953, he introduced two bills into the Australian Parliament, the Royal Style and Titles Act 1953, which formally designated the Queen as Queen of … Continue reading The Royal Powers Act 1953
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