1.53The Governor-General or the Governor-General in Council may need to formally execute a decision to give effect to it (for example, an appointment decision). In such cases, Ministers should not pre-empt the outcome of this process by announcing that the decision has taken effect before the Governor-General has signed the necessary documents.
1.54If it is necessary to announce a decision or an appointment before the Governor-General has signed the relevant documents, staff in the appropriate Minister's office should:
- advise staff at Government House in advance, as a matter of courtesy; and
- ensure that the wording of the announcement reflects the fact that the decision or appointment has not yet been formally effected (for example, “The Minister will today advise the Governor-General to appoint…”).