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Australian court grants access to Queen's letters [Video]

Australian court grants access to Queen's letters

An Australian court ruled on Friday that the country's archives must release letters between Queen Elizabeth and her local representative during the 1970s, a move which may shed light on the only..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:17Published
Trudeau seeks help from opposition parties [Video]

Trudeau seeks help from opposition parties

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on opposition parties to work with him. He needs help passing a tax cut, strengthening the healthcare system and fighting for climate change. According to..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:32Published
Trudeau Seeks Help From Opposition Parties [Video]

Trudeau Seeks Help From Opposition Parties

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on opposition parties to work with him. He needs help passing a tax cut, strengthening the healthcare system and fighting for climate change. According to..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:32Published
39 People Honoured With The Order Of Canada [Video]

39 People Honoured With The Order Of Canada

The Order of Canada is one of the country's highest civilian honours. This year's honourees include actors William Shatner and Donald Sutherland, as well as writer Ann-Marie Macdonald and more.

Credit: HuffPost Canada     Duration: 01:08Published
Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive in New Zealand [Video]

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive in New Zealand

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in New Zealand for an official tour which will take them to Auckland, Waitangi and Christchurch. Charles and Camilla touched down at the New..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Queen Elizabeth's secret Gough Whitlam letters to be made public after court battle

The High Court has ruled in favour of a historian seeking the public release of letters between the Queen and former governor-general John Kerr.
SBS - Published

High Court ruling favours release of 'Palace Papers' on Whitlam Dismissal

Hundreds of letters between the Queen and former governor-general Sir John Kerr before the dismissal of the Whitlam government are expected to be released.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •Brisbane TimesThe Age

Governor-General will not unilaterally remove Bettina Arndt's Order of Australia

Federal Labor, Liberal, independents and the Greens united to support a motion calling for Bettina Arndt to lose her Order of Australia over comments about a man who murdered his wife and children by..
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Awards council examines Arndt complaints

Governor-General David Hurley has forwarded complaints about Bettina Arndt's Order of Australia to the body that manages the honours.
SBS - Published

Indonesian president welcomed to Australia

Governor-General David Hurley will hold a ceremonial welcome for Indonesian President Joko Widodo ahead of Monday's trade agreement signing with Australia .
SBS - Published

GG to greet visiting Indonesian president

Governor-General David Hurley will hold a ceremonial welcome for Indonesian President Joko Widodo ahead of Monday's trade agreement signing with Australia .
SBS - Published

Victorian minister calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of her OAM honour

Victoria's Attorney-General Jill Hennessy has written to Australia's governor-general, asking him to overturn men’s rights activist Bettina Arndt's Order of Australia.
SBS - Published Also reported by •Brisbane TimesSydney Morning HeraldThe Age

From the Archives: The Crown and the people

On January 30, 1945, the Duke of Gloucester was sworn in as Governor-General of Australia. He was the only member of the British royal family to hold the post.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published

Governor-General: Australia should consider debate on 'reprehensible' swastika

Speaking from an event in Israel to commemorate the Holocaust, David Hurley said Australia must remain "very, very wary" of fresh anti-Semitic behaviour.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Australia: Aussies launch petition to oust Morrison - Sydney Criminal Lawyers

The Governor-General of Australia retains the power to dismiss government ministers, including the Prime Minister.
Mondaq - Published

From the Archives, 1975: Kerr sacks Whitlam, dissolves Parliament

In November 1975 Australia was in the grips of a constitutional crisis. In an unprecedented move the Governor-General sacked the Prime Minister and dissolved Parliament.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

From the Archives, 1949: PM Chifley opens Snowy Hydro project

70 years ago, work started on the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric project when the Governor-General Sir William McKell fired the first blast of gelignite.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published

'A great step forward': High Court to hear Palace Papers dispute

The High Court will decide a dispute over public access to letters between the Queen and former governor-general Sir John Kerr over the Dismissal of the Whitlam government.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Governor General urges haste on Indigenous referendum

Governor General David Hurley warns a 'no' vote in a referendum on constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples could mean the opportunity is lost forever.
SBS - Published

Key policies for Morrison government

As the 46th parliament opens, Governor-General David Hurley has spelled out the government's agenda for the next three years.
SBS - Published

'Australia is not a finished product': General David Hurley sworn in as 27th Governor-General

General Hurley said "it is important that we are reminded of Australia's goodness".
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Priorities for Governor-General Hurley

Governor-General David Hurley has set out his priorities as he takes over from Sir Peter Cosgrove in the vice-regal role.
SBS - Published

David Hurley sworn in as Australia's governor-general

Australia's new governor-general says his focus will be on highlighting the "richness of spirit" in the Australians and groups supporting veterans, asylum seekers and Indigenous Australians.
SBS - Published


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