However, the Governor-General can suggest a change—called an amendment—to a bill—proposed law—which has already been agreed to by the Senate and House of Representatives. The bill, with their suggestion, would then be returned to the house of Parliament where it was first introduced for consideration.
The final stage in making or changing a law is when the bill receives ‘Royal Assent’. This is where the Governor-General checks and agrees to the bill in the name of the Queen. Once again, the Governor-General acts independently and does not need the permission of the Prime Minister, or the Queen, to sign the bill into law.