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Administered by: Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief
Published Date 16 Oct 2013



WHEREAS Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, by Commission under Her Royal Sign Manual and the Great Seal of Australia dated 20 May 2003 appointed me, Professor Marie Bashir, Companion of the Order of Australia, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Governor of the State of New South Wales, 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 Governor‑General having temporarily absented herself 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 October 2013


                                                                                    Marie Bashir



By Her Excellency's Command

Tony Abbott

Prime Minister