the governor sign a piece of paper at a table

The Governor signs the emergency Bill in the Executive Council Room at Government House on Thursday evening.

14 Aug, 2020

Governor assents emergency Bill

The Governor provided Royal Assent to an emergency Bill at Government House on Thursday evening. View more information about the Bill

Royal Assent is given when the Governor, representing the sovereign, assents to a Bill after it has been passed by both Houses of Parliament. This must occur before the Bill becomes an Act.

Read more about the Governor’s constitutional role.

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