Topic archives: quentin bryce

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

June 10, 2014 6

DFAT dinner rumbles ... Anonymous targets Indonesia ... Lefties looking for love ...

Simplified representation brings stability

April 1, 2014 4

Crikey readers are still talking knights and dames, plus the benefits of single-member electorates and whether commenting on hosties' hair is sexist.

Quentin Bryce, what a Dame

March 31, 2014

Crikey readers talk imperial honours and where the tradition of putting one's hand over one's heart came from.

Jousting on knighthoods

March 28, 2014

Crikey readers talk knighthoods, how to fund public transport and what should be done with section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

The constitutional conundrum facing Rudd

The constitutional conundrum facing Rudd

June 20, 2013 5

Kevin Rudd would need to consult constitutional lawyers before embarking on a return to leadership. Professor Anne Twomey examines various legal scenarios that might follow on from a Rudd victory in caucus.

Crikey Clarifier: the process of appointing a new GG

April 29, 2013 3

Australia's next governor-general could be Peter Cosgrove or Angus Houston ... but it's not likely to be a radical or stirrer. With debate beginning in earnest, governance expert Stephen Bartos explains the process.

Debate: should Quentin Bryce have to step aside?

August 24, 2010 40

Peter Faris QC and barrister Greg Barns debate the topic: Quentin Bryce must step aside.

What are the Governor-General’s reserve powers?

August 24, 2010 2

Crikey readers have their say about the ongoing election.

Does GG Quentin Bryce have a conflict of interest?

August 23, 2010 54

Law experts are split over the perceived conflict-of-interest between Governor-General Quentin Bryce and Labor MP Bill Shorten, as the constitutional impasse after Saturday’s election result looms large.

A whine about our government’s wine snobbery

March 30, 2010

The Governor General's wine collection is a bitter drop. Rather than tasty wines that go well with food, we've got a collection of extravagant Australian only wines that the GG is too embarrassed to serve.

The conflicted role of the Governor-General

March 2, 2010

The role of the Governor General -- Australia's head of state -- is pretty low key in Australia these days. But Australia should look to Canada's recent constitution woes as it looks towards the possibility of a republic.

Quentin Bryce goes on a $700k Security Council seat hunting safari

October 28, 2009

Governor General Quentin Bryce made an expensive trek to Africa earlier this year in an effort to help Australia score a seat on the UN Security Council -- paying out $300,000 to Government officials and $64,000 on food, accommodation and gifts, according to the Daily Tele.

Equal and opposite reactions

October 19, 2009 3

A smart man that Newton. He might have been dealing with motion but his third law regularly has a broader application: limiting binge drinking has created a cheap illegal drugs boom.

Melbourne Club between a vice-regal twinset and a hard place

September 24, 2008 8

Will our new Governor general be welcomed by the Melbourne Club, wonders Eleri Harris?

First female Governor-General is Ruddy perfect

April 14, 2008 10

The Prime Minister is back in Canberra and making history by appointing the first female Governor-General. The bloke doesn’t stop, writes Bernard keane.