The Governor-General

Location
Government House, Dunrossil Dr, Canberra ACT 2600
Enquiries
(02) 6283 3533
Fax
(02) 6281 3760
Website
http://www.gg.gov.au/
See Also
His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)
 
 

Under the Constitution, the Governor-General is the Queen's representative in the Commonwealth and the person in whom the executive power of the Commonwealth is vested. The Governor-General is also one of the three elements comprising the Commonwealth Parliament. The Governor-General powers include summoning, proroguing and dissolving Parliament; recommending appropriations; assenting to Bills; issuing writs for general elections; appointing and dismissing Ministers; submitting proposals for referendums; making Proclamations and Regulations; and creating government departments and making statutory appointments.

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  • Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief

    His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

    Postal Address
    Government House, Canberra ACT 2600
    Telephone
    (02) 6283 3533
    Website
    http://www.gg.gov.au/
     
     
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