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New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian

39th Governor Of New South Wales Welcomed At Official Swearing-In Ceremony

Victor P Taffa

Premier Gladys Berejiklian today officially welcomed the new Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, at a ceremony at Sydney’s Government House.

Her Excellency received an Indigenous welcome to Government House Sydney before being sworn in as the 39th Governor of New South Wales.

Premier Berejiklian said Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley is an exceptional Australian who will serve the people of New South Wales with distinction.

Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1989, in 1993 she was made a judge of the Federal Court of Australia. In 1996, she was appointed to the New South Wales Court of Appeal, subsequently becoming its President.

Her Excellency assumes the role following the departure yesterday of His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d).

Premier Berejiklian paid tribute to His Excellency and Mrs. Linda Hurley for their dedication to duty and their service to the people of New South Wales over the past four and a half years.

“We should all be very proud and honoured that His Excellency will be our next Governor-General of Australia.” Premier Berejiklian said.

“I know he will serve our nation with the same passion and dedication that he showed during his time as Governor of New South Wales.”


AO                  Order of Australia

QC                  Queen’s Counsel


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