Assent

In the name of Her Majesty, I assent to this Act

A bill becomes an Act when the Clerk of the house where the bill originated signs it to certify that it has been passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Governor-General signs assent on the certified copy.

The Governor-General grants approval to new laws in the name of the Queen, in accordance with s. 58 of the Constitution.

The bill is published as an Act of the Commonwealth of Australia, taking effect at the time of assent or at a later time as prescribed in the Act.