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General Peter Cosgrove Appointed Governor-General

General Peter Cosgrove has been appointed Australia’s 26th Governor-General. He will replace Quentin Bryce, who retires in March.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the appointment at Parliament House, accompanied by General and Mrs. Lynne Cosgrove. Abbott said he could not think of a finer person for the job.

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Abbott paid tribute to outgoing Governor-General Quentin Bryce who has served in the position since 2008. He said Cosgrove was a “worthy” successor. [Read more…]