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Royal Powers Act 1953

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Act No. 74 of 1953 as made
An Act relating to the exercise by the Queen of Powers under Acts of the Parliament.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Date of Assent 10 Dec 1953

ROYAL POWERS.

 

No. 74 of 1953.

An Act relating to the exercise by the Queen of Powers under Acts of the Parliament.

[Assented to 10th December, 1953.]

[Date of commencement, 7th January, 1954.]

BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows :—

Short title.

1.   This Act may be cited as the Royal Powers Act 1953.

Exercise of statutory powers by the Queen.

2.—(1.) At any time when the Queen is personally present in Australia, any power under an Act exercisable by the Governor-General may be exercised by the Queen.

(2.)  The Governor-General has the same powers with respect to an act done, or an instrument made, granted or issued, by the Queen by virtue of this section as the Governor-General has with respect to an act done, or an instrument made, granted or issued, by the Governor-General himself.

(3.)  Nothing in this section affects or prevents the exercise of any power under an Act by the Governor-General.

(4.)  In this section, references to the Governor-General or to the Queen shall be read as references to the Governor-General, or to the Queen, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council.