Sunday, September 7, 2008

Australia Elects First Female Governor General

On Friday Australia swore in its first female governor general, Quentin Bryce. The governor general is Queen Elizabeth's representative in the country. Bryce's appointment is significant because she is the first women to hold the position. She may also be the last person in the role as Australians hope to become a republic and have an Australian as head of state. Nevertheless, Bryce's appointment is a milestone for women in politics. 

(Originally reported by the BBC.)

1 comment:

Anne Tootill said...

Hi Kimberley, yes I'm very pleased with her appointment, a very capable lovely lady.