The Official Secretary to the Governor-General, Mr Stephen Brady, stated today that the Governor-General had received advice from the Solicitor-General of Australia, Mr Stephen Gageler, SC, in relation to Her Excellency’s personal position in the current political circumstances.
Mr Brady said the Governor-General had sought the Solicitor-General’s advice on Monday, 23 August.
“In the interests of transparency, the Governor-General has decided to make both her letter to the Solicitor-General, and his advice publicly available”, Mr Brady said.
Full copies of the Solicitor-General’s advice and the Governor-General’s letter can be found below. There will be no further comment on the matter from Government House.
Letter from Her Excellency to the Solicitor-General
Advice from the Solicitor-General to Her Excellency