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Thursday, 14 May 2009
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Mr Melham asked the Prime Minister, in writing, on 12 March 2009:

In the event that a person is appointed as regent in the United Kingdom under the Regency Act 1937, will that person also serve as regent in Australia and the Australian States.

Mr Rudd (Prime Minister) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

It would not be appropriate for the Australian Government to speculate about a hypothetical situation involving the roles of the Queen in Australia and the United Kingdom. .