chapter  XXI
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THE RESERVE POWER IN RELATION TO THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE DECLARATIONS OF 1926 AND 1930

In particular it was declared that the Governor-General 'is not the representative or agent of His Majesty's Government in Great Britain or of any Department of that Government'.3

Next, at the Imperial Conference of 1930, the further declaration as to Inter-Imperial relations included the statement that 'the new position' of the Governor-General 'as representative of His Majesty only' involved certain consequences in relation to the appointment of Governors-General. These included the consequence that 'the constitutional practice that His Majesty acts on the advice of responsible Ministers applies also in this instance'.4