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Sex Abuse Report Criticises Queen's Man in Canberra

Former archbishop fights calls to quit for failing to sack paedophile. The governor general of Australia, the Rt Rev Peter Hollingworth, is ignoring calls to resign after the publication yesterday of a report which found he had “acted inappropriately” by refusing to sack a paedophile priest in 1995, when he was the Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane. 567 more words


Vesak Day Celebration in Ottawa

The Ottawa Vesak Day and Asian Heritage Month celebrations and ceremony, will be attended by Thailand’s Ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Pisan Manawapat, the Hon. Senator Vernon White, the Hon. 1,040 more words


Words On Wednesdays: Entitlements, Dame's and Sir's

The Australian Prime Minster Tony Abbott has recently reinstated the honours system by bestowing the title of Dame on the outgoing Governor General. Though I have some conservative views in my politics I have never been a fan of the antiquated class system that existed for centuries in England and some of its commonwealth countries. 1,042 more words


Post #25 - Peter Cosgrove sworn in as new Governor General

Hello year 12s and welcome to a very relevant section of your course – The Executive.

You should easily be able to tell me what sections of the constitution are related to the executive, what chapters, whether they are effective in their role and most importantly….how they are appointed. 103 more words


Swearing in a new Governor-General, reflecting on Australia's Indigenous Accountants

Australia is saying goodbye to our first female Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Bryce AC, and swearing-in General Peter Cosgrove AC MC (Retd) as the new Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. 238 more words


Knights and Dames

In this day and age with Australia moving inexorably towards becoming a constitutional republic, the Prime Minister, Mr Tony Abbott wants to bring back (in part) the imperial honours system that was abolished in 1986. 539 more words