An Act relating to the exercise by the Queen of Powers under Acts of the Parliament
This Act may be cited as the Royal Powers Act 1953. Note 1
Exercise of statutory powers by the Queen
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.
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.
Nothing in this section affects or prevents the exercise of any power under an Act by the Governor-General.
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.
Act No. 74, 1953; assented to 10 December 1953; commenced 7 January 1954. Short Title