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4       Vacancy in the Representation of Tasmania—Choice of Nicholas James McKim

The President informed the Senate that he had received, through the Governor-General, from the Governor of Tasmania, a copy of the certificate of the choice by the Parliament of Tasmania of Nicholas James McKim to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Milne.

The President tabled the copy of the certificate as follows:

Government House


Her Excellency

Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM

19 August 2015

His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Government House


Your Excellency,

I have the honour to inform you that, pursuant to Section 15 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, a Joint Sitting of the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly was held on 19 August 2015 to fill a vacancy in the representation of the State of Tasmania in the Senate that arose from the resignation of Senator Christine Milne.

Based on the advice I have received from the Speaker of the House of Assembly who was the Presiding Officer at the Joint Sitting, I certify that the Honourable Nicholas James McKim has been chosen to hold the place in the Senate rendered vacant through the said resignation of Christine Milne.

Yours sincerely,

Kate Warner


Senator sworn : Senator McKim, pursuant to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, then made and subscribed the affirmation of allegiance at the table.