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VACANCY IN THE REPRESENTATION OF VICTORIA-CHOICE OF JANET FRANCES POWELL

The President informed the Senate that he had received, through His Excellency the Governor-General, from the Deputy-Governor of the State of Victoria, a certificate of the appointment of Janet Frances Powell as a Senator to fill the vacancy in the representation of that State caused by the resignation of Senator the Honourable Donald Leslie Chipp.

The Certificate was tabled, and read by the Clerk as follows:

Government House

Melbourne

26 August 1986

Your Excellency,

I refer to the letter dated 18 August, 1986, which His Excellency the Governor received from the President of the Senate on 19 August, advising that a vacancy had occurred in the representation of the State of Victoria in the Senate through the resignation of Senator Donald Leslie Chipp on 18 August, 1986.

In accordance with the provisions of Section 15 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution, I certify that I, the Deputy Governor of Victoria with the advice of the Executive Council of Victoria, have appointed JANET FRANCES POWELL on 26 August, 1986 to hold the place in the Senate until a replacement is chosen by the Parliament or until the expiration of fourteen days from the beginning of the next session of the Parliament of Victoria, whichever first happens.

Yours sincerely,

JOHN Mc I. YOUNG,

Deputy Governor

His Excellency the Right Honourable

Sir Ninian Stephen, A.K., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.B.E.,

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia,

Government House,

CANBERRA, A.C.T. 2600

New Senator Sworn: Janet Frances Powell, Senator for Victoria, then, pursuant to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, made and subscribed the oath of allegiance at the Table.