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Administered by: Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief
Published Date 09 May 2016

PROCLAMATION

 

WHEREAS by section 57 of the Constitution it is provided that if the House of Representatives passes any proposed law, and the Senate rejects or fails to pass it, or passes it with amendments to which the House of Representatives will not agree, and if after an interval of three months the House of Representatives, in the same or the next session, again passes the proposed law with or without any amendments which have been made, suggested, or agreed to by the Senate, and the Senate rejects or fails to pass it, or passes it with amendments to which the House of Representatives will not agree, the Governor-General may dissolve the Senate and the House of Representatives simultaneously:

 

AND WHEREAS the conditions upon which the Governor‑General is empowered by that section of the Constitution to dissolve the Senate and the House of Representatives simultaneously have been fulfilled in respect of the proposed laws intituled:

 

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013

Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014

 

NOW THEREFORE I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, do by this my proclamation dissolve the Senate and the House of Representatives at 9:00 am on Monday, 9 May 2016.

 

Signed and sealed with

the Great Seal of Australia on

              8 May 2016

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Peter Cosgrove

Governor-General

 

 

By His Excellency's Command

 

 

 

 

Malcolm Turnbull

Prime Minister