Flag Act 1953 – Proclamation, Menzies

Flags Act 1953

Commonwealth Gazette – Proclamation – 14 April 1954

Whereas by sub-section (2.) of section five of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901-1950 it is provided that every Act reserved for the signification of the Queen’s pleasure thereon shall come into operation on the day on which Her Majesty’s Assent is proclaimed in the Gazette by the Governor-General, unless the contrary intention appears in such Act:

And whereas the Flags Act 1953 was so reserved:

Now therefore I, Sir William Joseph Slim, the Governor-General aforesaid, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, do hereby proclaim that Her Majesty was, on the fourteenth day of February, One thousand nine hundred and fifty-four, pleased to assent to the Flags Act 1953.

Given under my Hand and the Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Australia this eighth day of April, in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-four, and in the third year of Her Majesty’s reign.

By His Excellency’s Command,

Prime Minister.