The Australian Crowns - Changing the Rules of Succession

Quadrant, Vol. 53, No. 6, pp. 44-47, 2009

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/49

8 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2009  

Anne Twomey

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: June 2, 2009

Abstract

The United Kingdom Government proposes to consult other Commonwealth nations about removing some of the discriminatory aspects of the rules concerning succession to the throne. This article considers the potential effect upon the Crown in Australia of British legislation changing the rules of succession to the throne. It addresses the question of who has the power to change the rules of succession with respect to the Crown in Australia and proposes a solution based on federal principles.

Keywords: Crown, succession to throne, Queen, abdication, United Kingdom, Australia, discrimination, Statute of Westminster, Commonwealth of Nations, federalism, Australia Acts 1986

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Twomey, Anne, The Australian Crowns - Changing the Rules of Succession (June 2, 2009). Quadrant, Vol. 53, No. 6, pp. 44-47, 2009; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/49. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1413042

Anne Twomey (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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