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Extension of time of Letters Patent dated 25 June 1981 for the inquiry into Terrence John Clark in respect of the deaths of Douglas Robert Wilson and Isabel Martha Wilson by engaging in activities in contravention to laws of the Commonwealth, in particular relating to the importation, exportation or possession of drugs.
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ENTERED ON RECORD by me, in Register of Patents No. 18, page 192,

this 15th day of December 1983

 

 

Secretary to the Federal Executive Council

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

DONALD GERARD STEWART

GREETINGS:

WHEREAS by Letters Patent issued in Our name by Our Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia on 25 June 1981 We appointed you to be Commissioner to inquire into and report upon certain matters relating to Terrence John Clark and persons associated with him:

AND WHEREAS by Letters Patent issued in Our name by Our Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 28 March 1983 the first-mentioned Letters Patent were varied so as to require that you make inquiry into certain matters relating to the activities of the Nugan Hand Group and of persons, organizations or bodies associated with the Nugan Hand Group:

AND WHEREAS the Letters Patent issued on 25 June 1981, as affected by the Letters Patent issued on 28 March 1983, require that, not later than 31 December 1983, you 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 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 25 June 1981, as affected by the Letters Patent issued on 28 March 1983, so as to require that your report of the results of your inquiry and your recommendations be furnished to Our Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia not later than 30 June 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 fifteenth day of December 1983.

 

N. M. STEPHEN

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

 

Prime Minister