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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

On Wednesday 01 June 2022, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) presided at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.

Afterwards, the Governor-General and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General issued the Oath or Affirmations of Office to newly appointed Ministers, Assistant Minsters and Parliamentary Secretaries:

The Honourable Richard Marles MP, Minister for Defence; Senator the Honourable Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs; The Honourable Dr Jim Chalmers MP, Treasurer; Senator the Honourable Katy Gallagher, Minister for Finance, Minister for the Public Service, and Minister for Women; Senator the Honourable Don Farrell, Minister for Trade and Tourism, and Special Minister of State; The Honourable Tony Burke MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, and Minister for the Arts; The Honourable Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care; The Honourable Chris Bowen MP, Minister for Climate Change and Energy; The Honourable Tanya Plibersek MP, Minister for the Environment and Water; The Honourable Catherine King MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government; The Honourable Amanda Rishworth MP, Minister for Social Services; The Honourable Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services; The Honourable Linda Burney MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians; The Honourable Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Attorney-General and Cabinet Secretary; The Honourable Brendan O’Connor MP, Minister for Skills and Training; The Honourable Jason Clare MP, Minister for Education; The Honourable Julie Collins MP, Minister for Housing, Minister for Homelessness, and Minister for Small Business; Ms Michelle Rowland MP, Minister for Communications; Ms Madeleine King MP, Minister for Resources and Minister for Northern Australia; Senator Murray Watt, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Minister for Emergency Management; The Honourable Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science; Ms Clare O’Neil MP, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Cyber Security; Mr Matt Keogh MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel; Mr Pat Conroy MP, Minister for Defence Industry and Minister for International Development and the Pacific; Mr Stephen Jones MP, Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services; Mr Andrew Giles MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs; Dr Anne Aly MP, Minister for Early Childhood Education and Minister for Youth; Ms Anika Wells MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Sport; Ms Kristy McBain MP, Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories; The Honourable Justine Elliot MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Assistant Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence; The Honourable Matt Thistlethwaite MP, Assistant Minister for Defence, Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, and Assistant Minister for the Republic; The Honourable Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury; Mr Patrick Gorman MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister; Senator Jenny McAllister, Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy; Senator Carol Brown, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport; Ms Ged Kearney MP, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care; Ms Emma McBride MP, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, and Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Health; Senator Tim Ayres, Assistant Minister for Trade and Assistant Minister for Manufacturing; Senator Anthony Chisholm, Assistant Minister for Education, and Assistant Minister for Regional Development; Mr Tim Watts MP, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs.

In addition, the Honourable Linda Burney MP, Ms Michelle Rowland MP, Ms Madeleine King MP, Senator Murray Watt, Ms Clare O’Neil MP, Mr Matt Keogh MP, Mr Pat Conroy MP, Mr Stephen Jones MP, Mr Andrew Giles MP, Ms Anne Aly MP, Ms Anika Wells MP, Ms Kristy McBain MP, Mr Patrick Gorman MP, Senator Jenny McAllister, Senator Carol Brown, Ms Ged Kearney MP, Ms Emma McBride MP, Senator Tim Ayres, Senator Anthony Chisholm, Mr Tim Watts MP, swore the Oath or Affirmation of an Executive Counsellor.

Later, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley departed Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, for London, United Kingdom.

Following the departure of the Governor-General from Australia to the United Kingdom, the proclamation assuming the Administration of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia was signed by Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.