BLOGS WEBSITE Explainer: how are Australia’s ‘knights and dames’ appointed? Posted on January 28, 2015 by a1068313 In an article published on The Conversation, Professor John Williams and Dr Adam Webster explain how Australia’s knighthoods and damehoods are awarded. Click here to read the article. This entry was posted in Government & Citizenship, Research and tagged constitutional law, dame, knight, knighthood, letters patent, media, Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU). Bookmark the permalink. Read More: < Loophole means there is no cap on Australian knights and dames for foreign appointments | Compulsory voting, much like democracy, beats the alternatives > Comments are closed.