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Provisions relating to Governor-General.

4. 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 appoint58 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 office59 during his administration of the Government of the Commonwealth.

CANADA.—The provisions of this Act referring to the Governor-General extend and apply to the Governor-General for the time being of Canada, or other the Chief Executive Officer or Administrator for the time being carrying on the Government of Canada on behalf and in the name of the Queen, by whatever title he is designated.—B.N.A. Act, 1867, sec. 10.

HISTORICAL NOTE.—Clause 4, Chap. I., of the Commonwealth Bill of 1891 was as follows:—

“The provisions of this Constitution relating to the Governor-General extend and apply to the Governor-General for the time being or other the Chief Executive Officer or Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth, by whatever title he is designated.”

At the Adelaide session, 1897, the clause was introduced as follows:—

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

In Committee the words “under the Crown” were omitted, and “from the Commonwealth” inserted after “salary.” (Conv. Deb., Adel., pp. 633-5) At the Melbourne session, drafting amendments were made after the fourth report.

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