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Letters Patent – 25 June 2020

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

TO

The Honourable Gaetano Tony Pagone QC, and Ms Lynelle Jann Briggs AO

GREETING

WHEREAS, by Letters Patent issued in Our name and entered in the Register of Patents on 6 December 2018 and amended by Our Letters Patent and entered in the Register of Patents on 13 September 2019 We appointed you, and the Honourable Richard Ross Sinclair Tracey AM RFD QC who is now deceased, 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 12 November 2020;

AND WHEREAS it is desired to further 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, further amend those Letters Patent:

  1. by omitting the following paragraphs:

"AND We appoint you, the Honourable Richard Ross Sinclair Tracey AM RFD QC, to be the Chair of the Commission.

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"

and substituting the following paragraph:

"AND We appoint you, the Honourable Gaetano Tony Pagone QC, to be the Chair of the Commission."

  1. by omitting from paragraph (v) of the Letters Patent "12 November 2020" and substituting "26 February 2021".

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

Dated 25 June 2020

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

By His Excellency's Command

Attorney General