refuse assent to

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From time to time, calls are made for the Governor General to refuse assent to some legislation that particular members of the public find objectionable.
It is thought up to 10% of families of potential donors, who are on the organ donor register, refuse assent to donation.
The Queensland Government was concerned that once State Governors were made subordinate to the Governor-General, Commonwealth Ministers could exercise powers over the States, such as advising the Governor-General to instruct a State Governor to refuse assent to a State law or to dismiss a State Government.