Royal Assent post 1973

RoyalAssentLGAA2023Gov 15 (2023) (pdf, shown at right)

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act

58 Royal assent to Bills.

When a proposed law passed by both Houses of the Parliament is presented to the Governor-General for the Queen’s assent, he shall declare, according to his discretion, but subject to this Constitution, that he assents in the Queen’s name, or that he withholds assent, or that he reserves the law for the Queen’s pleasure. The Governor-General may return to the House in which it originated any proposed law so presented to him, and may transmit therewith any amendments which he may recommend, and the. Houses may deal with the recommendation.


One of the bullet points in a document requiring evidence of Royal Assent:

  • can provide evidence that the “Local Government Act 1995” and the “Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007” were created by a Parliament of the Commonwealth under the Crown, showing evidence, copy of certified proclamation of Royal Commission of Assent, pursuant to the Constitution s58, and the Western Australia Constitution Act 1889: s2 (3), ie. “Every Bill, after its passage through the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly, shall, subject to section 73, be presented to the Governor for assent by or in the name of the Queen and shall be of no effect unless it has been duly assented to by or in the name of the Queen”, and, pursuant to the Western Australia Interpretation Act 1984 s5.Terms used in written laws, ie.“Her Majesty, His Majesty, Queen, King, or Crown means the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, and Head of the Commonwealth and includes the predecessors and the heirs and successors of the Sovereign;”, and, that all Members of any Parliament that created, passed or enacted that legislation, had sworn the correct Oath, pursuant to the Constitution.

Additionally, and of little consequence but it should be noted, The “Governor”, ex “Commissioner of Police” in Western Australia, his “name” is Christopher John Dawson, not Chris Dawson.

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