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VACANCY IN THE REPRESENTATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA--APPOINTMENT OF SENATOR JOHN RAYMOND MARTYR

The President informed the Senate that he had received, through His Excellency the Governor-General, from the Governor of the State of Western Australia, a certificate of the appointment of John Raymond Martyr as a Senator to fill the vacancy in the representation of that State caused by the resignation of Senator Allan Charles Rocher.

The Certificate was laid on the Table and read by the Clerk as follows:

Government House

Perth

Western Australia, 6000

11th March, 1981

Your Excellency,

I have the honour to inform you that I have this day, with the advice of the Executive Council of the Government of Western Australia, under provision of Section 15 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, appointed John Raymond Martyr of 60 Crawston Road, Attadale, to fill the vacancy in the Senate of the Commonwealth Parliament, created by the resignation of Senator Allan Charles Rocher, until the expiration of fourteen days from the beginning of the next Session of the Parliament of Western Australia.

The official opening of the next Session of the Parliament of Western Australia will take place on Thursday, 19th March, 1981.

Yours sincerely,

RICHARD TROWBRIDGE

GOVERNOR

His Excellency Sir Zelman Cowen,

A.K., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.St.J., Q.C.,

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia,

Government House,

CANBERRA, A.C.T. 2600.