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Administered by: Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief
Published Date 11 Oct 2016

 

 

 

 

Australian Commonwealth Coat of Arms

 

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

It is notified for general information that Her Majesty The Queen has approved amendments to the Constitution of the Order of Australia, as detailed in the following Letters Patent and Schedule of amendments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Original signed “Elizabeth R”

 

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 known as the "Order of Australia" and made provision with respect to

the 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 Letters

Patent dated 14 February 1975, as subsequently amended by Our Letters Patent,

be further amended, but without prejudice to anything lawfully done under them,

as set out in the Schedule;

 

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 10 September 2016

 

 

Original signed “James McGrath”

 

By Her Majesty's Command

 

 

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister

 

 

 

 

 

 


Amendments Schedule

 

 

Schedule—Amendments

 

Constitution of the Order of Australia

1 Paragraph 5(a)

          Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                   (a)   consider the following nominations:

                             (i)    nominations of Australian citizens for membership of the Order

                                    through appointment to the Order in the General Division or award of

                                    the Medal of the Order in the General Division;

                             (ii)   nominations of permanent residents for honorary membership of the

                                    Order through appointment to the Order in the General Division or

                                    award of the Medal of the Order in the General Division; and

2 Section 14

          Omit “30”, substitute “35”.

3 Section 16

          Omit “125”, substitute “140”.

4 Section 18

          Omit “300”, substitute “340”.

5 Section 19

          Repeal the section, substitute:

Nominations

19      (1)   Any person or organisation  may submit a nomination  mentioned in

                 paragraph 5(a) to the Secretary of the Order for consideration by the Council.

          (2)   Upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, the Governor-General may

                 make persons (other than Australian citizens or permanent residents) honorary

                 members of the Order through appointment to the Order in the General Division

                 or award of the Medal of the Order in the General Division.

6 At the end of the Constitution

          Add:

Definitions

31             In this Constitution:

                 Australian citizen has the meaning given by the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.

                 permanent resident has the meaning given by the Australian Citizenship Act

                 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

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