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6       President’s commission to administer oath or affirmation

The President announced that he had received from His Excellency the Governor-General a commission to administer to senators the oath or affirmation of allegiance.

The President tabled the commission as follows:

authorisation to administer the oath or

affirmation of allegiance to senators

I, general the honourable sir peter cosgrove ak mc (retd) , Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting under section 42 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, authorise scott michael ryan , President of the Senate, to administer the oath or affirmation of allegiance to those Senators who have not already made and subscribed that oath or affirmation since being chosen, elected or appointed, or since last being chosen, elected or appointed, as Senators.

Dated 13 November 2017

Peter Cosgrove

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

Julie Bishop

Acting Prime Minister.