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Governor-General’s Term Extended by Six Months

Vice-Regal news continues today with the announcement by the Prime Minister that the Governor-General, Sir William Deane, is to have his term extended by six months.

Deane was due to complete his term on December 31st, but will now leave on June 30 next year, in order to allow him to participate in and oversee the centenary of Federation celebrations.

Given the announcement an hour earlier that the Victorian Government has not extended the term of Sir James Gobbo as Victorian Governor, replacing him with the former runner John Landy, political comparisons between the two decisions are bound to be made.

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