An Act to amend the Constitution Act 1902 in relation to the appointment of the Chief Justice as the Lieutenant-Governor.
1 Name of Act
This Act is the Constitution Amendment (Lieutenant-Governor) Act 2009.
This Act commences on the date of assent to this Act.
3 Amendment of Constitution Act 1902 No 32
Section 9B Appointment of Lieutenant-Governor and Administrator Insert after section 9B (5):(6) Any act, matter or thing done or omitted by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (before or after the commencement of this subsection) in the capacity of Lieutenant-Governor is taken to have been done or omitted, and always to have been done or omitted, in the capacity of Administrator if for any reason the Chief Justice was not holding office as Lieutenant-Governor at the relevant time. This subsection extends to any act, matter or thing done or omitted as the Governor’s deputy under section 9D.