Quentin to stay on at Yarralumla to 2014

johnboy 24 October 2012 11

Prime Minister Gillard has announced that Bill Shorten’s mother in law is going to have an extended term as Governor-General:

Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO was appointed as Australia’s 25th Governor-General in September 2008.

I am pleased to announce that Her Majesty The Queen, on my advice, has agreed that Ms Bryce will serve as Governor-General for an extended term until March 2014.

It probably does a bit of a favour to a possible incoming Liberal Government to not have a new five year Labor appointee taking up the office next year.


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PantsMan PantsMan 1:03 pm 25 Oct 12

SnapperJack said :

54-11 said :

“It probably does a bit of a favour to a possible incoming Liberal Government to not have a new five year Labor appointee taking up the office next year.”

That’s right. They could have done a John Howard and stacked the position with one of their favoured ones (Bomber Beazley, perhaps?) just to make life difficult should there be a change of office.

A bit like Sir William Deane – Paul Keating’s present to John Howard.

And Micheal Kirby.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:45 pm 25 Oct 12

Chop71 said :

dtc said :

They should have offered it to Malcolm Turnbull.

He has his eyes on a bigger prize

What: Miss Summernats??????

Thumper Thumper 12:26 pm 25 Oct 12

Chop71 said :

dtc said :

They should have offered it to Malcolm Turnbull.

He has his eyes on a bigger prize

Friday night lotto?

Chop71 Chop71 12:03 pm 25 Oct 12

dtc said :

They should have offered it to Malcolm Turnbull.

He has his eyes on a bigger prize

dtc dtc 11:45 am 25 Oct 12

They should have offered it to Malcolm Turnbull.

SnapperJack SnapperJack 11:31 am 25 Oct 12

54-11 said :

“It probably does a bit of a favour to a possible incoming Liberal Government to not have a new five year Labor appointee taking up the office next year.”

That’s right. They could have done a John Howard and stacked the position with one of their favoured ones (Bomber Beazley, perhaps?) just to make life difficult should there be a change of office.

A bit like Sir William Deane – Paul Keating’s present to John Howard.

maxblues maxblues 10:17 am 25 Oct 12

That will be handy for Shorty, if he gets handed the keys to the Lodge prior to next election.

Thumper Thumper 9:43 am 25 Oct 12

54-11 said :

“It probably does a bit of a favour to a possible incoming Liberal Government to not have a new five year Labor appointee taking up the office next year.”

That’s right. They could have done a John Howard and stacked the position with one of their favoured ones (Bomber Beazley, perhaps?) just to make life difficult should there be a change of office.

But of course Abbott will not recognise this clearly bipartisan approach.

I think Bomber would make a fantastic GG!

54-11 54-11 9:31 am 25 Oct 12

“It probably does a bit of a favour to a possible incoming Liberal Government to not have a new five year Labor appointee taking up the office next year.”

That’s right. They could have done a John Howard and stacked the position with one of their favoured ones (Bomber Beazley, perhaps?) just to make life difficult should there be a change of office.

But of course Abbott will not recognise this clearly bipartisan approach.

Thumper Thumper 8:27 am 25 Oct 12

bigfeet said :

She seems to be doing very well in the role. From what I hear she is incredibly hard working and puts in amazing hours that would shame someone half her age.

I’d agree with this.

She seems to be doing exacxtly what a GG should do, and she’s doing it well.

bigfeet bigfeet 6:57 am 25 Oct 12

She seems to be doing very well in the role. From what I hear she is incredibly hard working and puts in amazing hours that would shame someone half her age.

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