As with the Acts of the Scottish Parliament, after four weeks of waiting, Royal Approval of the Acts of the Assembly is granted by a patent worded as follows: The last bill rejected by the Sovereign was the Scottish Militia Bill during the reign of Queen Anne in 1708.  In Australia, the formal ceremony of issuing authorization to Parliament has not been regularly used since the early twentieth century. Now the invoice is sent to the residence of the Governor General by the house where it was created. The Governor General then signs the law and sends messages to the Speaker of the Senate and the spokesman of the House of Representatives informing their respective chambers of the Governor General`s action.  A similar practice is followed in New Zealand, where, since 1875, the Governor General has not personally granted Royal Ostracism to Parliament.  It is desirable that the Governor General have invoices before a parliament is prorogued or the House of Representatives is dissolved.  This may mean that the preparation of specially printed copies of the bill is not sufficient and that regular copies (i.e., printing of the bill with handwritten amendments) may need to be submitted to the Governor General. In this case, normal mailing copies are collected as soon as possible and forwarded to the Official Secretary to the Governor General with a note inviting the Governor General`s signature for permanent registration. This procedure may also be chosen in other circumstances where there is a clearly demonstrable need for urgent circumstances.
Since the Balfour Declaration of 1926 and the Statute of Westminster of 1931, all Commonwealth empires have been sovereign realms, with the monarch and governors-general acting exclusively on the local councils of ministers, who generally retain the support of the legislature and are the ones who ensure the passage of laws. It is therefore unlikely that they will advise the sovereign or his representative to refuse access. The power to refuse royal vagaries was created in 1937 by Alberta Lieutenant Governor John C. Bowen exercised in respect of three laws passed by the legislative branch dominated by William Aberhart`s Social Credit Party. . . .