Does the King have any power? What does the Monarchy do in Australia? Why is King Charles III Australia's King and does that mean he has a say in our laws? Well, let's explore the constitutional role and powers of the Monarch and their representatives - the Governor General and Governors - and how that has evolved over time. There are indeed royal powers - some are used regularly, some haven't been touched in decades, and some exist on paper but have not and likely never will be used. In this episode I'll explore the history of the power and influence of the King/Queen of Australia and how that's changed over the past 200 years to how it is now. Support the channel on patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/AuspolExplained Like Auspol Explained on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Auspol-Explained-107892180702388 Get a copy of the script with citations here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16uV6P13ORen1m050nn9yQvkAvctovZxT/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102352521871694219008&rtpof=true&sd=true Auspol Explained would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people and their Elders as the owners and custodians of the Land that the episode was recorded and edited on. This Land was stolen and never ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.