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Constitution of the Order of Australia (Amendment) - 01/02/1989

  • Prerogative Instrument - C2010Q00040
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Variation of Letters Patent dated 14 February 1975 for the purpose of establishing a society of honour to be known as the Order of Australia
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
General Comments: Gazette No. S58 of 1989 (16 Feb 1989)
Registered 28 Jan 2010

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ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:

TO ALL to whom these Presents shall come,

GREETING:

WHEREAS by Letters Patent dated 14 February 1975 We established a society of honour to be known as the “Order of Australia” and made provision with respect to membership and the Constitution of the Order:

AND WHEREAS it is desirable that certain amendments be made to the Constitution of the Order:

KNOW YOU that We do, by these Presents, declare Our pleasure that the above‑mentioned Letters Patent dated 14 February 1975, as amended by Letters Patent dated 24 May 1976, by Letters Patent dated 14 March 1981, by Letters Patent dated 3 March 1986, and by Letters Patent dated 12 April 1988, be further amended, but without prejudice to anything lawfully done thereunder, as set out in the Schedule:

AND WE DO ordain that the amendments made by clause 1 of the Schedule shall commence on 16 February 1989.

IN WITNESS whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

GIVEN under the Great Seal of Australia at Our Court at St. James’s on 1 February 1989

Oval: L.S..By Her Majesty’s Command,

BOB HAWKE

Prime Minister


Schedule

Amendments of the Constitution of the Order of Australia

1.         Subsection 2 (1) is revoked and the following subsection substituted:

       “(1)   The Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia shall be the Chancellor of the Order and the Principal Companion in the General Division.”.

2.       Section 18A is amended by omitting subsection (2).