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VACANCY IN THE REPRESENTATION OF VICTORIA-CHOICE OF RICHARD KENNETH ROBERT ALSTON

The President informed the Senate that he had received, through His Excellency the Governor-General, from the Governor of the State of Victoria, a certificate of the choice of Richard Kenneth Robert Alston as a Senator to fill the vacancy in the representation of that State caused by the death of Senator Alan Joseph Missen.

The Certificate was tabled, and read by the Clerk as follows:

Government House

Melbourne

8 May 1986

Your Excellency,

I refer to the letter I received from the President of the Senate on 3rd April, 1986 advising that a vacancy had occurred in the representation of the State of Victoria in the Senate through the death of Senator Alan Joseph Missen on 30th March, 1986.

In accordance with the provisions of Section 15 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution, I certify that the Houses of the Parliament of Victoria, sitting and voting together, have chosen RICHARD KENNETH ROBERT ALSTON, Esquire to fill the vacancy in the Senate until the expiration of the term.

Yours sincerely,

DAVIS McCAUGHEY

His Excellency the Right Honourable

Sir Ninian Stephen, A.K., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.B.E.,

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia,

Government House,

CANBERRA. A.C.T. 2600.

New Senator Sworn: Richard Kenneth Robert Alston, Senator for Victoria, then, pursuant to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, made and subscribed the oath of allegiance at the Table.