FOI Queen of Australia Coronation

https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/coronation_queen_of_australia

Request Pt 1 Request Response
Dear Attorney-General’s Department,

Please provide the document/s evidencing the event, signatories of the Coronation of the first Queen of Australia.

Yours faithfully,

Jillian,
Conditionally without waiver of any rights under the non-corporate Commonwealth

OFFICIAL
Dear Jillian
Thank you for your email, which was received by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department (the department) Freedom of Information (FOI) team on 11 June 2024.
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place on 2 June 1953. This page on the National Archives of Australia website gives more information about the event and provides a selection of documents that capture its commemoration in Australia: https://www.naa.gov.au/blog/coronation-f…
In 1973, Queen Elizabeth II signed her assent to the Royal Styles and Titles Act 1973, officially changing her title to Queen of Australia.
More information, including a copy of the original Act with the Queen’s signature, can be accessed here: https://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/item-sdi…
We hope this assists you with your enquiries.
Please note that if we do not hear back from you by Friday 14 June 2024 we will consider your request to be closed and no further action taken.Kind regards
Freedom of Information & Privacy
Attorney-General’s Department
Phone: (02) 6141 6666 | Email: [AGD request email] OFFICIAL
Request Pt2 Dear AGD FOI Requests,
Thank you, however that is factually incorrect, and does not provide the information requested.
“In 1973, Queen Elizabeth II signed her assent to the Royal Styles and Titles Act 1973, officially changing her title to Queen of Australia.”
That event didn’t change her title, it provided a legal title for use within Australia. Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom title remained unchanged.
As case law has identified, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom is not the same identity as “Queen of Australia”.
So I request again, or maybe you’d just like to confirm there was no coronation for a Monarch Queen of Australia, it is a title only, not a Monarch, woman or Queen of any realm, nor Defender
of any faith.Yours sincerely,
Jillian
Conditionally without waiver of any rights under the non-corporate Commonwealth.
OFFICIAL
Dear Jillian
Thank you for your response.
We have provided access to documents about the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the establishment of the title ‘Queen of Australia‘.We are not able to undertake legal research or case law analysis on your behalf, nor able to engage on matters of interpretation or opinion in relation to the matters you have raised.Kind regards
Freedom of Information & Privacy
Attorney-General’s Department
Phone: (02) 6141 6666 | Email: [AGD request email] OFFICIAL
Request Pt3 Dear AGD FOI Requests,
Well thank you for confirming, there was no Coronation of the Queen of Australia.
Following the Harradine principles, are there any documents that evidence a referendum where the People of the Commonwealth changed clause 1 to 8, or s58 of our Constitution, specifically clauses 2 to 5 below:
2 Act to extend to the Queen’s successors.
The provisions of this Act referring to the Queen shall extend to Her Majesty’s heirs and successors in the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
3 Proclamation of Commonwealth.
It shall be lawful for the Queen, with the advice of the Privy Council, to declare by proclamation that, on and after a day therein appointed, not being later than one year after the passing of this Act, the people of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, and Tasmania, and also, if Her Majesty is satisfied that the people of Western Australia have agreed thereto, of Western Australia, shall be united in a Federal Commonwealth under the name of the Commonwealth of Australia. But the Queen may, at any time after the proclamation, appoint a Governor-General for the Commonwealth.
4 Commencement of Act.
The Commonwealth shall be established, and the Constitution of the Commonwealth shall take effect, on and after the day so appointed. But the Parliaments of the several colonies may at any time after the passing of this Act make any such laws, to come into operation on the day so appointed, as they might have made if the Constitution had taken effect at the passing of this Act.
5 Operation of the constitution and laws.
This Act, and all laws made by the Parliament of the Commonwealth under the Constitution, shall be binding on the courts, judges, and people of every State and of every part of the Commonwealth, notwithstanding anything in the laws of any State; and the laws of the Commonwealth shall be in force on all British ships, the Queen’s ships of war excepted, whose first port of clearance and whose port of destination are in the Commonwealth.

In that, the title “Queen of Australia” “gave Royal Assent” to Bills post 1973, not the Queen (or King) of the United Kingdom.
Are there any documents that show Royal Assent post 1973 has been given by Queen Elizabeth II (or King Charles III)?
Yours sincerely,
Jillian

OFFICIAL
Dear Jillian
A list of all referendums and their results can be found on the Australian Electoral Commission here: https://www.aec.gov.au/Elections/referen…The Office of Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) manages the Royal Assent process. If you wish to request access to documents about Royal Assent, we suggest making an information access request to OPC.
More information can be found here: https://www.opc.gov.au/corporate-reporti…Kind regards

Freedom of Information & Privacy
Attorney-General’s Department
Phone: (02) 6141 6666 | Email: [AGD request email] OFFICIAL

Conclusion Dear AGD FOI Requests,

The referendums confirm clauses 1 to 8 have not been amended, nor has s58 of The Constitution Act as proclaimed and gazetted.

Your office has confirmed “Queen of Australia” is a title not a monarch and that the two are not the same entity.

Your office and all agents of the “Australian Government” do not sit pursuant to The Constitution Act as proclaimed and gazetted.

Yours sincerely,

Jillian
Conditionally without waiver of any rights under the non-corporate Commonwealth.

OFFICIAL
Dear JillianThank you for your email. We have provided you access to a list of all Australian referendums to date, as well as directing you to the government agency who manages the Royal Assent process.

If you wish to continue with your FOI request, we kindly request you to please specify the existing government documents to which you seek access.

Please note we are unable to take further action until we receive this and will consider your request to be withdrawn if we do not hear from you by Friday 5 July 2024.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information & Privacy
Attorney-General’s Department
Phone: (02) 6141 6666 | Email: [AGD request email]

OFFICIAL

Closing
Dear AGD FOI Requests,
Thank you. No further information is required as your office has confirmed that:
1) “Queen of Australia” is a title not a monarch,
2) There was no coronation of ‘Queen of Australia’.Yours sincerely,

Jillian
Conditionally without waiver of any rights under the non-corporate Commonwealth

 

 

 

 

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