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5           Vacancy in the representation of South Australia—Choice of Andrew Lockhart McLachlan

The President informed the Senate that he had received, through the Governor-General, from the Governor of South Australia, a copy of the certificate of the choice by the Parliament of South Australia of Andrew Lockhart McLachlan to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Bernardi.

The President tabled the copy of the certificate as follows:

Government House

Adelaide

Thursday, 6 February 2020

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 Thursday 6 February 2020, and Mr Andrew Lockhart McLachlan CSC 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 Cory Bernardi.

Warmest Regards

The Honourable Hieu Van Le AC

Governor of South Australia

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Government House

Canberra ACT 2600

Senator sworn : Senator McLachlan, pursuant to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, made and subscribed the oath of allegiance at the table.