Friday, September 5, 2008

Woman to Lead Australia

Australia has its first female Governor-General. She is the new Commander in Chief of the Australian Defence Force. Quentin Bryce was sworn in at Parliament House in Canberra today. (Sydney Morning Herald) The Australian government's web site says: Under Section 68 of the Constitution, the Governor-General is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force, although in practice he or she acts only on the advice of Ministers of the Government. The Minister for Defence is responsible for Australia’s defence policy. [Source] MORE: New head of state Quentin Bryce still Grandma Bryce breaks 107 years of tradition A promise to Queen and country with all her heart and soul