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Statement on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen

Good morning

It is my solemn duty to advise you that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away on the 8th of September 2022 at Balmoral in the United Kingdom. 

I have informed the Prime Minister and the Australian Government will announce details of national mourning and other arrangements in the coming days.

I will have more to say concerning the passing of Her Majesty in a National Address this evening.

For now, I want to pass on our condolences to the members of the Royal Family.

I join all Australians in mourning and reflecting on Her Majesty’s lifetime of tireless service.

She was a truly remarkable person.

As our Queen, she served our nation with enormous distinction for more than seventy years.

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 work ethic.

And her selflessness and unwavering commitment to the people whom she served.

To us.

Her death will sadden all Australians and 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.

May she Rest In Peace.

God Save the King.