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The passing of Her Majesty The Queen

The Governor-General is deeply saddened to advise Australians that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has passed away.

The Governor-General will make an initial statement before 7:00am AEST. The Governor-General will address the nation at 6:55pm this evening.

“I join with all Australians in mourning Her Majesty The Queen’s passing and in remembering her lifetime of tireless service. She was a truly remarkable person.

“When I reflect on my own memories – she was my Queen for my whole life – I think of Her Majesty’s dignity and her compassion. Her dedication and tireless work ethic. And her selflessness and unwavering commitment to the people whom she served. To us.

“Her death will sadden all Australians and will be felt around the world.”

“As we mourn, we should also take inspiration from and give thanks for the remarkable contribution Her Majesty has made.”