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Tasmania Letters Patent

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Order under the
Commissions of Inquiry Act 1995

WHEREAS I, the Governor in and over the State of Tasmania and its Dependencies in the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Executive Council by Order made 20 May 2019 ('the Order') established a Commission of Inquiry under Section 4 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1995 and appointed the initial members:

a) The Honourable Ronald Sackville AO QC
b) Ms Barbara Bennett PSM
c) Dr Rhonda Louise Galbally AC
d) Ms Andrea Jane Mason OAM
e) Mr Alistair James McEwin AM
f) The Honourable John Francis Ryan AM

as members of the Commission of Inquiry, requiring and authorising those members to inquire into certain matters, and requiring the delivery of a report of the results of that inquiry, and recommendations, not later than 29 April 2022;

AND WHEREAS it is desired to amend the Order;

NOW THEREFORE I, acting with the advice of the Executive Council, by this further Order made under Section 4 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1995 and Section 22 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1931

AMEND the Order

g) by appointing the Honourable Roslyn Gay Atkinson AO to be an additional member of the Commission of Inquiry; and
h) so that the Order applies to the Honourable Roslyn Gay Atkinson AO in a corresponding way to the way the Order applies to each of the initial members who is not the Chair of the Commission of Inquiry; and
i) by inserting the following paragraphs after the paragraph 'appoint The Honourable Ronald Sackville AO QC as Chair of the Commission.' in the Order:

"AND the Chair be responsible for ensuring the effective, orderly and expeditious conduct of the inquiry in all its facets.

AND, without limiting the generality of the immediately preceding responsibility and as required during the conduct of your inquiry, further direct that, other than making recommendations arising out of the inquiry and reporting on matters within these terms of reference, the Chair is authorised to give binding directions to, assign duties or functions to, or restrict the duties or functions of, other appointed Commissioners.".

Dated 28 OCT 2019

[Signed]

Governor

By Her Excellency’s Command

[Signed]

Hon Will Hodgman MP

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