The Governor-General

General David Hurley
His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Retd)

His Excellency His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Retd),
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Following appointment by the Queen, our sovereign head of state, the Governor-General, always an Australian, assumes that role as our effective head of state and Commander in Chief. Our system is different from most others. We have a Head of Government in the Prime Minister who exercises administrative control and a Governor-General who is more like a benevolent Trustee, well above politics.

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