Australia’s First Female Governor General

Appointment of Ms Quentin Bryce AC as Australia’s next Governor General is good news. She has had a distinguished career as a lawyer, academic, senior public servant and governor of Queensland (not to mention the 5 kids & several grandchildren). IMHO an excellent choice as Her Excellency (although I do suspect she will prefer to be called “Ms Bryce”).

More in the Sydney Morning Herald

By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire
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Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.

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  1. It’s good to get a female GG. It’s rather a shame the press keep going on and on about how she’s a women all the time. Shades of “Gillard is Aus’ first acting female PM”. It ends up sounding like something we should be worried about.Pity she’s a lawyer though — how about an engineer next time. There are already enough lawyers in government.Of course when the Pom’s throw out the Royal Family we’ll be able to get our own king :-).

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