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Extension of time of Letters Patent dated 17 May 1983 for the inquiry into Australia’s Security and Intelligence Agencies.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

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 MR JUSTICE ROBERT MARSDEN HOPE, C.M.G.,

GREETING:

WHEREAS by Letters Patent issued in Our name by Our Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 17 May 1983 We appointed you to be a Commissioner to inquire into and report upon certain matters relating to Australia’s security and intelligence agencies:

AND WHEREAS it is desirable that further time be allowed for the completion of your inquiry and the submission of your 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 and in pursuance of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Royal Commissions Act 1902 and other enabling powers, vary the Letters Patent issued on 17 May 1983 so as to require that your report of the results of your inquiry and your recommendations by furnished to Our Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia not later than 31 December 1984.

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, Knight of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Force.

Dated this eighteenth day of May 1983.

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

Prime Minister