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    1.4 The Governor

    The Governor is the personal representative of the Crown in Queensland. All powers and functions of the Crown in respect of the State are exercisable by the Governor except for the power to appoint and the power to terminate the appointment of the Governor.

    The Governor in Council (which is the Governor acting on the advice of the Executive Council) is the principal authority for the making of Subordinate Legislation in Queensland subject to the overriding legislative power of the Parliament. Significant Subordinate Legislation must have Cabinet endorsement prior to submission to the Governor in Council for approval.

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    Last updated:
    18 May, 2016
    Last reviewed:
    17 July, 2009