4 Provisions relating to Governor-General

 

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The provisions of this Constitution relating to the Governor-General extend and apply to the Governor-General for the time being, or such person as the Queen may appoint to administer the Government of the Commonwealth; but no such person shall be entitled to receive any salary from the Commonwealth in respect of any other office during his administration of the Government of the Commonwealth.

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[Deleted. The appointment of the new Governor-General of Parliament and a Deputy Governor-General of Parliament will be dealt with in proposed ss.58A, 58B, 59A and 59B.]

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The provisions of this Constitution relating to the Governor-General extend and apply to the Governor-General for the time being, or such person as the Queen may appoint to administer the Government of the Commonwealth; but no such person shall be entitled to receive any salary from the Commonwealth in respect of any other office during his administration of the Government of the Commonwealth.

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4.1 The current section gives the Queen an unlimited power to appoint someone other than the Governor-General to administer the Commonwealth. This is undemocratic. The proposed amendment deletes the section. New provisions concerning replacement of the Governor-General of Parliament and the Deputy are set out in ss.58A and 59A. Laws concerning the appointment of substitutes when the incumbents are temporarily unable to act are dealt with in proposed s.60B(2)(i).