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Jenny Hocking and Peter Cronau: Queen Elizabeth II of England advised the Governor-General he could overthrow the elected government of Australia – and he did… Thanks to a series of archival declassifications, what has emerged reveals a complex web of deception, collusion, and denial in which the Palace was deeply and undeniably involved… The letters confirmed that the Queen through her private secretary Sir Martin Charteris, discussed the possible dismissal of the government with the governor-general and advised him on the use of so-called ‘reserve powers’ to do so, against the advice of both the Australian solicitor-general and attorney-general. [ Visit Website ]