WHEREAS Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, by Commission under Her Royal Sign Manual and the Great Seal of Australia dated 6 September 2014, appointed me, the Honourable Paul de Jersey, Companion of the Order of Australia, Governor of the State of Queensland, to administer the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia in the event of the absence out of Australia or the death, incapacity or removal of the Governor-General for the time being, or in the event of the GovernorGeneral having temporarily absented himself from office for any reason:


And whereas the Governor-General is from today absent out of Australia:


Now let it be known that, having taken the prescribed oaths, I have this day assumed the administration of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia.



       Signed and sealed with the

       Great Seal of Australia

       On 15 December 2019



        Paul de Jersey



By His Excellency’s Command



Scott Morrison

Prime Minister