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If Prince Philip’s knighthood was not an honorary appointment, it has taken the award away from an Australian. EPA/Karel Prinsloo

Explainer: how are Australia’s ‘knights and dames’ appointed?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott caused quite a stir when he re-established the appointment of knights and dames under the Order of Australia early in 2014. For this to occur, no law needed to be passed. Instead…

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