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5       Vacancy in the Representation of South Australia—Choice of Robert Andrew Simms

The President informed the Senate that he had received, through the Administrator of the Commonwealth of Australia, from the Administrator of the Government of the state of South Australia, the certificate of the choice by the Parliament of South Australia of Robert Andrew Simms to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Wright.

The President tabled the certificate as follows:

Government House

Adelaide

Thursday 24th September 2015

Your Excellency

I have the honour to inform Your Excellency that the President of the Legislative Council in this State has advised that, in accordance with Section 15 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, a Joint Sitting of the Houses of Parliament was held on Tuesday 22nd September 2015, and Mr Robert Andrew Simms was duly chosen to be a Senator to fill the vacancy in the representation of South Australia in the Senate of the Commonwealth caused by the resignation of Senator Penny Wright.

The Honourable Chief Justice Christopher Kourakis QC

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

His Excellency Hieu Van Le AO

Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia

Government House Canberra

Dunrossil Drive

YARRALUMLA   ACT   2600.

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