Lands appeal

Tkatchenko slams acting Secretary’s comments

The acting official secretary has reportedly said the Head of State is not bound to accept and comply with recommendations from the Lands Minister.

However, during a press briefing today, Lands Minister Justin Tkatchenko refuted the statement, saying the Lands Minister gives the final advice or approval, while the Governor General is then given an advice for him to ‘only’ endorse.

This falls under Section 62 of the Land Act 1996.