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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Welcome Mrs Bryce - our new GG

What timing! The Taverner Poll announced on Sunday in the Sun-Herald and Sunday Age that 87% of the voting public (non-voters too) would support a woman as our Governor General – a view held by 89% of women and a high 84% of males. This positive finding must have been very good news indeed for Kevin Rudd who we knew was keen to appoint a woman for our next Governor General. No doubt it would please Julia Gillard too.

Directly after our PM return from his exhausting 17 day trek around the world, where he got to know and express his views to many of the world leaders (controversial or not), we read that Quentin Bryce will take over the vice-regal position in Canberra in August (replacing Major General Michael Jeffries). Even we hadn’t realized quite how abruptly the decision would be announced – the very next day in fact! Our GG in waiting is a passionate Queenslander, like Kevin Rudd.

We wish her and her family all the very best. Another win for the biggest state!

But a question……given Mr. Rudd’s comment about the Republic being a topic for later in the year, what is his expected time frame?

posted by Tom Mitchell-Taverner

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