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Monday 06 September 2021

This afternoon, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC CVO, Governor of Queensland, received the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, accompanied by Clerk of the Parliament, Mr Neil Laurie and Sergeant-at-Arms, Mr Michael Watkin for the presentation of the following two Bills, to which the Governor granted Assent:

Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2021: A Bill for an Act authorising the Treasurer to pay amounts from the consolidated fund for the Legislative Assembly and parliamentary service for the financial years starting 1 July 2021 and 1 July 2022;

Appropriation Bill 2021: A Bill for an Act authorising the Treasurer to pay amounts from the consolidated fund for departments for the financial years starting 1 July 2021 and 1 July 2022.

The granting of Royal Assent to Bills passed by the Legislative Assembly is one of the Governor's key constitutional duties, and is an integral part of an Act of Parliament becoming the law of the land.