Who is Australia's Head of State?

Australia is a constitutional monarchy, meaning that Australia’s Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II. What the constitution says: Section 61 of the constitution states that "the executive power of the Commonwealth is vested in the Queen and is exercisable by the Governor‑General as the Queen's representative and extends to the execution and maintenance of this Constitution, and of the laws of the Commonwealth". We’ll get to the Governor‑General in a moment.

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