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COMMONWEALTH

 

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

TO

The Honourable Ronald Sackville AO QC,

Ms Barbara Bennett PSM,

Dr Rhonda Louise Galbally AC,

Ms Andrea Jane Mason OAM,

Mr Alastair James McEwin AM,

The Honourable John Francis Ryan AM, and

The Honourable Roslyn Gay Atkinson AO

GREETING

WHEREAS, We, by Letters Patent issued in Our name and dated 4 April 2019 and amended by Our Letters Patent issued in Our name and dated 13 September 2019 and 13 May 2021, appointed you to be a Commission of inquiry, required and authorised you to inquire into certain matters, and required you to submit to Our Governor-General a report of the results of your inquiry, and your recommendations, not later than 29 September 2023;

AND WHEREAS, it is desired to further amend Our Letters Patent at the request of the Honourable Roslyn Gay Atkinson AO;

NOW THEREFORE We do, by these Our Letters Patent issued in Our name by Our Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on the advice of the Federal Executive Council and under the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Royal Commissions Act 1902 and every other enabling power, with effect from 5 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on 24 June 2021, further amend Our Letters Patent dated 4 April 2019, as amended on 13 September 2019 and 13 May 2021:

(a) by ceasing the appointment of the Honourable Roslyn Gay Atkinson AO, as a member of the Commission of inquiry; and

(b) by discharging the Honourable Roslyn Gay Atkinson AO, from all of her obligations under those Our Letters Patent; and

(c) by repealing the following paragraphs from Our Letters Patent dated 4 April 2019, as amended on 13 September 2019:

        “ (g) by appointing you, the Honourable Roslyn Gay Atkinson AO, to be an additional member of this Commission of inquiry; and

          (h) so that those Letters Patent apply to you in a corresponding way to the way those Letters Patent apply to each of the initial members who is not the Chair of this Commission of inquiry; and".

IN WITNESS, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

WITNESS General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Date 24th June 2021
[Signed]
Governor-General

By His Excellency's Command
[Signed]
Attorney-General