09/10/2009 - 14:44

Martin sworn in as lieutenant-governor

09/10/2009 - 14:44

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Chief Justice Wayne Martin has today been sworn in as the state's Lieutenant-Governor, taking over from David Malcolm AC QC.

Chief Justice Wayne Martin has today been sworn in as the state's Lieutenant-Governor, taking over from David Malcolm AC QC.

 

The announcement is below:

 

 

Premier Colin Barnett has announced that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Wayne Martin, has been sworn in as the Lieutenant-Governor of Western Australia.

The Lieutenant-Governor can be called upon to act as Western Australia's Vice-Regal representative, in the absence of the Governor.

The Premier nominated Chief Justice Martin for the role in a recommendation to Her Majesty The Queen. Following Her Majesty's endorsement, Chief Justice Martin was sworn in at Government House by the Governor, His Excellency Ken Michael AC.

"I am very pleased to announce this appointment. Wayne Martin is highly respected, with a distinguished legal background. He is eminently suitable for the Office of Lieutenant-Governor," Mr Barnett said.

"We are fortunate to have someone of Chief Justice Martin's calibre as our Lieutenant-Governor and I wish him all the best in the role."

Chief Justice Martin has assumed the Office from the Hon David Malcolm AC QC, who held the position since 1990.

The Premier praised Professor Malcolm's contribution to WA throughout his distinguished legal career and tireless community service.

"Lieutenant-Governor is just one of the many legal and administrative functions in which David Malcolm has excelled and the State has been well served by him during the past 19 years," he said.

STANDING BY BUSINESS. TRUSTED BY BUSINESS.

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