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Administered by: Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief
Published Date 28 Jun 2017



WHEREAS Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, by Commission under Her Royal Sign Manual and the Great Seal of Australia dated 13 March 2015, appointed me, the Honourable Hieu Van Le, Companion of the Order of Australia, Governor of the State of South Australia, 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 himself 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 28 June 2017

                                                                             Hieu Van Le AC


By His Excellency’s Command

Malcolm Turnbull

Prime Minister