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AUTHORITY TO ADMINISTER OATH OR AFFIRMATION OF ALLEGIANCE TO MEMBERS

The Speaker announced that he had received from His Excellency the Governor-General the following authority:

 I, PETER JOHN HOLLINGWORTH, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting under section 42 of the Constitution, authorise JOHN NEIL ANDREW, Speaker of the House of Representatives, to administer the oath or affirmation of allegiance to those Members of the House of Representatives who have not already made and subscribed that oath or affirmation since their election or last election to the House of Representatives.

Dated 12 February 2002

PETER HOLLINGWORTH

Governor-General

By His Excellency's Command

JOHN HOWARD

Prime Minister