Are there any circumstances where a Governor-General would be able to vote on a bill before Parliament?

Hi Tony. Thanks for your question.

The Governor-General is not a member of parliament and therefore cannot vote on bills or other motions before the Australian Parliament. The Governor-Geneeral does sign bills into law though by giving the Royal Assent.

The Governor-General sitting at a desk signing a bill.

The Governor-General signing a bill.

Office of the Governor-General

The Governor-General signing a bill.

The Governor-General sitting at a desk signing a bill.

Office of the Governor-General

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The Governor-General wearing a shirt and tie sits at a desk with a pen in hand. Two other men sit on the other side of the desk.