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ANTHONY MURRAY GLEESON, AC, TO ADMINISTER THE OATH OR AFFIRMATION OF ALLEGIANCE TO MEMBERS

The Honourable Anthony Murray Gleeson, AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, having been ushered into the Chamber and conducted by the Serjeant-at-Arms to the Chair, handed to the Clerk at the Table an authority, which was read and is as follows:

 I, PETER JOHN HOLLINGWORTH, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting under section 42 of the Constitution, authorise THE HONOURABLE ANTHONY MURRAY GLEESON, AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, to:

  attend at the Senate Chamber at Parliament House, Canberra, on Tuesday, 12 February 2002, forthwith after the opening of the Parliament of the Commonwealth at 10.30 in the morning of that day, and there and then administer the oath or affirmation of allegiance to those Senators present who are required to make and subscribe that oath or affirmation; and

having administered those oaths or affirmations, forthwith attend at the House of Representatives Chamber at Parliament House, Canberra, and there and then administer the oath or affirmation of allegiance to those Members of the House of Representatives who are present.

Dated 20 December 2001

PETER HOLLINGWORTH

Governor-General

By His Excellency's Command

JOHN HOWARD

Prime Minister