Amendment to Letters Patent
Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption
- Letters Patent
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ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:
The Honourable John Dyson Heydon AC QC
WHEREAS We, by Our Letters Patent issued in Our name by Our Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, appointed you to be a Commission of inquiry, required and authorised you to inquire into certain matters, and required you to submit to Our Governor‑General a report of the results of your inquiry, and your recommendations, not later than 31 December 2014.
AND it is desired to amend Our Letters Patent.
NOW THEREFORE We do, by these Our Letters Patent issued in Our name by Our Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia on the advice of the Federal Executive Council and under the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Royal Commissions Act 1902 and every other enabling power, amend the Letters Patent issued to you:
- by inserting before paragraph (j) of the Letters Patent, the paragraph:
“(ia) any criminal or otherwise unlawful act or omission undertaken for the purpose of facilitating or concealing any conduct or matter mentioned in paragraphs (g) to (i);” and
- by omitting from paragraph (j) of the Letters Patent “(a) to (i)” and substituting “(a) to (ia)”; and
- by omitting from paragraph (o) of the Letters Patent “31 December 2014” and substituting “31 December 2015”.
IN WITNESS, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.