The English Bill of Rights 1689 and Act of Settlement 1701 are, and the Royal Marriages Act of 1772 was enshrined in Australian law and the Regulations Act is part of the laws of the states and territories of Australia and therefore had to change not only Australia, but also its states.  At a meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in mid-December 2012, Julia Gillard, then Prime Minister, and the Prime Ministers of five states agreed that each state legislature would pass legislation allowing the federal Parliament to change the line of succession of the Commonwealth and all states. Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, however, objected, citing Section 7 of the Australia Act 1986, and concluding that each state was sovereign and therefore had to pass its own laws that influence inheritance law in its jurisdiction.  As a result, on February 13, 2013, during the Queensland Legislature, the Queensland State Government introduced its own estate to the Crown Bill. The federal government said that if Queensland were to continue, state legislation in favour of national laws would be repealed.  Following an agreement at a COAG meeting in April 2013, Queensland amended its bill on May 2 to add permission for the Commonwealth to act, and the legislation was passed on the same day.  The Act approves the succession of the Crown Bill 2013, which was submitted to the British Parliament (after amendment, to obtain royal approval on 25 April 2013 to replace the Crown Act 2013). The position of the federal cabinet was that Canada does not have royal succession laws, the monarch of the country being automatically the monarch of the United Kingdom, and the Canadian Parliament only needs the approval of the amendments made by the parliament of that empire to the legislation on heirs in the United Kingdom, which can be obtained by ordinary laws without the consent of the provinces. This process is the subject of disagreement, particularly over whether the estate order includes the function of queen and therefore requires a constitutional amendment in accordance with Section 41 (a) of the Constitution Act 1982; whether, on the principle of the right received, of the law or both, the Bill of Rights 1689, the Bill of Billing Act and the Agreements on Royal Succession are part of the Canadian Constitution; and if Canadian law approves the 2012 estate law, as it was submitted to the British Parliament or amended by that body and enshrined in law. On 2 December 2012, the British government received a final written agreement from the governments of the other 15 Commonwealth empires on the three elements of the reform.  On 4 December 2012, the day after the Duchess of Cambridge`s pregnancy was announced, Clegg announced the final agreement and added that other governments had confirmed that they would be “in a position to take the necessary measures in their own country”.
 The Perth Agreement is an agreement reached by the Prime Ministers of the sixteen Commonwealth of Nations countries that maintain the model of the constitutional monarchy of Westminster (“The Commonwealth Empires”). The document agreed that empire governments would change their laws on succession to the throne (and secondary affairs). The institutional and constitutional principles of the Commonwealth domains are largely and at the root, as adopted in the statute of Westminster in 1931. The amendments, in summary, included: replacing male preference, under which males have priority over females in the royal succession – by absolute primogenery (which does not distinguish sex as a criterion of succession); end the disqualification of a person who married the Roman Catholic; and that only six people closest to the throne require the monarch`s permission to marry.