Letters Patent – 13 September 2019

 

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

TO

  The Honourable Richard Ross Sinclair Tracey AM RFD QC, and

  Ms Lynelle Jann Briggs AO, and

  The Honourable Gaetano Tony Pagone QC

GREETING

WHEREAS, by Letters Patent issued in Our name and entered in the Register of Patents on 6 December 2018, We appointed you:

  1. The Honourable Richard Ross Sinclair Tracey AM RFD QC; and
  2. Ms Lynelle Jann Briggs AO;

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 final report of the results of your inquiry, and your recommendations, not later than 30 April 2020;

AND WHEREAS it is desired to amend Our Letters Patent;

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, amend those Letters Patent:

  1. by appointing you, the Honourable Gaetano Tony Pagone QC, to be an additional member of this Commission of inquiry; and
  2. so that those Letters Patent apply to you in a corresponding way to the way those Letters Patent apply to Ms Lynelle Jann Briggs AO, subject to paragraph (e); and
  3. by inserting the following paragraphs after the paragraph "AND We appoint you, the Honourable Richard Ross Sinclair Tracey AM RFD QC, to be the Chair of the Commission." in those Letters Patent:

    "AND We appoint you, the Honourable Gaetano Tony Pagone QC to act as the Chair of the Commission during any period, or during all periods, when the Honourable Richard Ross Sinclair Tracey AM RFD QC is absent from duty or from Australia or is, for any reason, unable to perform the duties of the Chair.

    AND We declare that while you, the Honourable Gaetano Tony Pagone QC, are acting as the Chair of the Commission:

      (ra) you have and may exercise all the powers, and must perform all the functions and duties, of the Chair of the Commission; and

      (rb) the Royal Commissions Act 1902, or any other Act, applies in relation to you as if you were the Chair of the Commission."; and
  1. by omitting from paragraph (v) of the Letters Patent "30 April 2020" and substituting "12 November 2020".

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

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

Dated 13th September 2019

  

[Signed]
Governor-General

    

By His Excellency's Command

    

[Signed]
Prime Minister

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