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Royal Powers Act 1953

Authoritative Version
Act No. 74 of 1953 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 73 of 2008
An Act relating to the exercise by the Queen of Powers under Acts of the Parliament
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Registered 16 Jul 2008
Start Date 04 Jul 2008
Table of contents.

Royal Powers Act 1953

Act No. 74 of 1953 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 11 July 2008
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 73 of 2008

The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section

The operation of amendments that have been incorporated may be
affected by application provisions that are set out in the Notes section

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title [see Note 1]........................................................................ 1

2............ Exercise of statutory powers by the Queen......................................... 1

Notes                                                                                                                                               3


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

1  Short title [see Note 1]

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

2  Exercise of statutory powers by the Queen

             (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 or herself.

             (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.


Notes to the Royal Powers Act 1953

Note 1

The Royal Powers Act 1953 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 74, 1953 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Acts

Act

Number
and year

Date
of Assent

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Royal Powers Act 1953

74, 1953

10 Dec 1953

7 Jan 1954

 

Statute Law Revision Act 2008

73, 2008

3 July 2008

Schedule 4 (item 464): 4 July 2008


Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted    am. = amended     rep. = repealed   rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

S. 2....................................

am. No. 73, 2008