Oaths and affirmations made by the executive and members of federal parliament since 1901: October 2013 update
Members of the new parliament and the executive will choose to swear an oath or make an affirmation.
This paper explains the choice and its history. It also contains details of oaths and affirmations made by the Governor-General, the Prime Minister, ministers and parliamentary secretaries and members of the Federal Executive Council since 1901. Appendix 1 shows the number of senators and members who, since 1901, have made an oath or affirmation.