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The queen's gambit — new evidence shows how Her Majesty wields influence on legislation

By Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Sydney
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We all know the queen can’t refuse assent to a bill just because she doesn’t like it. But can she secretly get a law changed, in her personal interest, before it is even introduced into parliament?

The answer is yes, and we finally have documentary evidence to prove it.

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