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Variation of Letters Patent dated 24 April 1978 for the inquiry into the electoral redistribution in 1977 of the State of Queensland into Electoral Divisions.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet

ENTERED ON RECORD by me, in Register of Patents No. 13, page 12,

on 10 May 1978.

 

DAVID N. REID Secretary to the Federal Executive Council

LETTERS PATENT - 10 MAY 1978

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

TO THE HONOURABLE DOUGLAS GORDON PATRICK McGREGOR,

a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

GREETING:

WHEREAS by Letters Patent issued in Our name on 24 April 1978 by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, and in pursuance of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Royal Commissions Act 1902 and all other enabling powers, We appointed you to be a Commissioner to inquire into certain matters relating to the re-distribution in 1977 of the State of Queensland into Electoral Divisions for the election of Members of the House of Representatives:

AND WHEREAS it is desirable that there be an inquiry into certain matters that do not fall within the matters to be inquired into under the Letters Patent issued on 24 April 1978:

NOW THEREFORE, We do, by these Our Letters Patent issued in Our name by the 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 all other enabling powers, vary the Letters Patent issued on 24 April 1978 so as to require you also to inquire into and report upon whether, on 26 July 1977, at Beaudesert in the State of Queensland, the Honourable Eric Robinson made any statement (and, if so, what statement or statements) concerning the likely decisions of the Commonwealth Goverment in relation to the mining of uranium in Australia.

 

 

 

WITNESS HIS EXCELLENCY

SIR ZELMAN COWEN, Knight of the Order of Australia, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguised Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, one of Her Majesty’s Counsel learned in the law, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, this tenth day of May 1978.

ZELMAN COWEN,

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

 

 

MALCOLM FRASER,

Prime Minister