The Governor of Western Australia, Lieutenant General John Sanderson, has had his term of office extended for a further two years.
The announcement was made today by the Premier of Western Australia, Geoff Gallop.
Sanderson has held the position since August 2000. His three-year term would have expired in August this year. The extension is in keeping with the convention federally and in most of the States that the vice-regal role is a 5-year appointment.