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Governor-General's Commission

  • Gazette - C2019G00563
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Published Date 02 Jul 2019



Signed by Her Majesty The Queen









Passed under the Royal Sign Manual and the

Great Seal of Australia appointing



to be the Governor‑General of the 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 David John Hurley, Companion of the Order of Australia, Distinguished Service Cross, 











WE DO, by this Our Commission under Our Sign Manual and the Great Seal of Australia, appoint you, David John Hurley, to be, during Our pleasure, Our Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia.


AND WE DO authorise, empower and command you to exercise and perform all and singular the powers and directions contained in the Letters Patent dated 21 August 2008, relating to the office of Governor‑General or in future Letters Patent relating to that office, according to such instructions as Our Governor‑General for the time being may have received or may in future receive from Us, and according to such laws as are from time to time in force.


AND WE DO declare that the powers conferred by this Our Commission include any further powers that may in future be assigned to the Governor‑General in accordance with section 2 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia.





Given at Our Court


at Buckingham Palace


on 30 May 2019






By Her Majesty's Command,





                                                                                                                    Scott Morrison



                                                                                                                    Prime Minister