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Variation of the Letters Patent dated 16 July 1984 for the inquiry into certain aspects of the British nuclear tests that were conducted in Australia during the period of 12 years commencing on 1 January 1952.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
General Comments: Gazette No. S 327 of 1985 (20 August 1985)

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:

TO:

THE HONOURABLE JAMES McCLELLAND
JILL FITCH
WILLIAM JAMES ALBERT JONAS

GREETING:

WHEREAS by Letters Patent issued in Our name by Our Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 16 July 1984, We appointed you to be Commissioners to inquire into and report upon certain matters relating to the British nuclear tests that were conducted in Australia during the period of twelve years commencing on 1 January 1952:

AND WHEREAS by those Letters Patent We required you to furnish to Our Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, not later than 30 June 1985 or such later date as We may be pleased to fix, a report of the results of your inquiry and your recommendations:

AND WHEREAS, by Letters Patent issued on 27 June 1985, We fixed 30 September 1985 as the date on or before which We required you to furnish to Our Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia a report of the results of your inquiry and your recommendations:

AND WHEREAS it is desirable that a later date be fixed as the date on or before which We require you to furnish that report:

NOW THEREFORE We do, by these Our Letters Patent issued in Our name by Our Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on the advice of the Federal Executive Council, fix 20 November 1985 as the date on or before which We require you to furnish to Our Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia a report of the results of your inquiry and your recommendations.

WITNESS His Excellency the Right Honourable Sir Ninian Martin Stephen, a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, Knight of the Order of Australia, Knight Grand Cross of The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Grand Cross of The Royal Victorian Order, Knight Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Dated this ninth day of August 1985

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

Prime Minister