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Invitation to form a Government.

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26 November 2007

The Governor-General, His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC (Retd), today received

advice from the Prime Minister, the Honourable John Howard MP, that following the recent election on 24

November 2007 he should invite the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Kevin Rudd MP, to form a Government.

In accordance with past practice, the Governor-General has requested Mr Howard and his Ministers to remain

in Government in caretaker capacity until a new Government is sworn in.

Afterwards, the Governor-General telephoned Mr Kevin Rudd MP and invited him to form a Government.

Mr Rudd has accepted the invitation and advised the Governor-General that he would inform him when the

stage had been reached where the new Ministry could be sworn in by the Governor-General.

Government House

26 November 2007