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February 20, 2013

Australian Governor-General visits Wagga Wagga

Australian Governor-General visits Wagga Wagga

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Quentin Bryce speaks with SES Murrumbidgee controller, James McTavish and the Mayor of Wagga Wagga, Rod Kendall.
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Quentin Bryce speaks with SES volunteers.
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Quentin Bryce speaks with VRA volunteers.
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Quentin Bryce and the Mayor of Wagga Wagga, Rod Kendall at Wagga Beach.
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Quentin Bryce, with the Team Navy and the “50 Shades of Grey” gumi.
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Quentin Bryce views the gumi’s with event organiser and South Wagga Apex volunteer, Glenn Maslin.
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Quentin Bryce speaks with the General Manager of the Wagga Wagga City Council, Phil Pinyon and the Mayor of Wagga Wagga Rod Kendall.
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Quentin Bryce speaks with spectators at Cabarita Park during the 2013 Gumi Race.
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Quentin Bryce and her husband, Michael Bryce.
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Quentin Bryce, addressing the media.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales — Sunday, Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce and her husband, Michael Bryce, visited the city of Wagga Wagga to launch the Junior Teams event and present the awards to the winners at the 2013 Allen’s Coaches World Championship Gumi, meet the North Wagga Wagga residents who were affected by the March 2012 floods and meet a small group of volunteers from the NSW RFS, SES and the VRA at a community barbecue at Wagga Beach.

After the Gumi presentations, Governor-General Bryce addressed the media about the Gumi, stating that “It’s so quirky and I love the way it brings this community together, this community that’s known for its fantastic spirit.” She also commented on the floods which affected the suburb of North Wagga in March 2012. Bryce stated that “A very special thing for me was being at North Wagga Wagga this morning, to see people again whom I meet almost a year ago after the devastation of the floods in that part of the city, […] So many people have a long way to recover but their spirit, resilience, courage and determination, what they’ve been though, is a source for inspiration to all of us.”



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February 19, 2013

Australian Governor-General\’s visit to Wagga Wagga

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Quentin Bryce speaks with SES Murrumbidgee controller, James McTavish and the Mayor of Wagga Wagga, Rod Kendall.
Image: Bidgee.

Quentin Bryce speaks with SES volunteers.
Image: Bidgee.

Quentin Bryce speaks with VRA volunteers.
Image: Bidgee.

Quentin Bryce and the Mayor of Wagga Wagga, Rod Kendall at Wagga Beach.
Image: Bidgee.

Quentin Bryce, with the Team Navy and the “50 Shades of Grey” gumi.
Image: Bidgee.

Quentin Bryce views the gumi’s with event organiser and South Wagga Apex volunteer, Glenn Maslin.
Image: Bidgee.

Quentin Bryce speaks with the General Manager of the Wagga Wagga City Council, Phil Pinyon and the Mayor of Wagga Wagga Rod Kendall.
Image: Bidgee.

Quentin Bryce speaks with spectators at Cabarita Park during the 2013 Gumi Race.
Image: Bidgee.

Quentin Bryce and her husband, Michael Bryce.
Image: Bidgee.

Quentin Bryce, addressing the media.
Audio recording by: Bidgee.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales — Sunday, Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce and her husband, Michael Bryce, visited the city of Wagga Wagga to launch the Junior Teams event and present the awards to the winners at the 2013 Allen’s Coaches World Championship Gumi, meet the North Wagga Wagga residents who were affected by the March 2012 floods and meet a small group of volunteers from the NSW RFS, SES and the VRA at a community barbecue at Wagga Beach.

After the Gumi presentations, Governor-General Bryce addressed the media about the Gumi, stating that “It’s so quirky and I love the way it brings this community together, this community that’s known for its fantastic spirit.” She also commented on the floods which affected the suburb of North Wagga in March 2012. Bryce stated that “A very special thing for me was being at North Wagga Wagga this morning, to see people again whom I meet almost a year ago after the devastation of the floods in that part of the city, […] So many people have a long way to recover but their spirit, resilience, courage and determination, what they’ve been though, is a source for inspiration to all of us.”



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February 22, 2011

Australian Governor-General travels to Kuwait amidst terror threats

Australian Governor-General travels to Kuwait amidst terror threats

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Her Excellency, Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of Australia is set to travel to Kuwait to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the liberation of the country from Iraqi rule. This comes as terrorist threats and civil unrest begin to spread throughout the region.

In a tour that is set to conclude on February 27th, Ms Bryce will be representing Australia at several ceremonies marking 20 years since the first Gulf War and 50 years since Kuwait gained independence from the United Kingdom. In addition, she will visit The Australian College of Kuwait and other locations of national interest including sites of Australian wheat imports.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs released a statement claiming “Terrorists have demonstrated intent to conduct attacks in Kuwait against a range of targets, including United States military and identifiably Western targets such as hotels, restaurants and symbols and buildings associated with the Kuwaiti government.”

The visit occurs in conjunction with the news of anti-government protests igniting across the Middle East including Kuwait. Despite this, the Governor-General’s secretary told a Senate committee that the trip shall proceed.



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July 18, 2010

Australian federal election announced for August 21

Australian federal election announced for August 21

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the election date of August 21.
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that the nation’s voters will go to the polls on August 21.

“Today I seek a mandate from the Australian people to move Australia forward,” Ms Gillard said. She took the office of prime minister on June 24 after the Australian Labor Party caucus elected to remove Kevin Rudd from the role.

Directly after the June 24 caucus meeting, Senator Michael Forshaw told media , “the new leader elected unopposed is Julia Gillard and the deputy will be Wayne Swan.” The “leadership spill”, as this scenario is known, occurred at 9:00am Australian Eastern Standard Time that morning (2300 UTC the previous day). According to reports, there was no ballot after Rudd pulled out.

Gillard became Australia’s first female prime minister in the country’s 109 year history and has been sworn in as such by Australia’s first female Governor-General, Quentin Bryce.

Australia’s three major parties, the ALP, the coalition of the Liberal and National parties and the Greens, came together to encourage young people to enroll to vote.

“At the launch of our campaign this morning we had representatives from the Opposition, the shadow minister for youth as well as the Greens spokesperson for youth showing that this is not about who people vote for, it’s about the fact that they’ve got the chance to vote,” said Ms Gillard. The electoral roles close at 8pm Monday night.

Her opposition, Tony Abbott has openly stated that his shadow cabinet is ready to govern. “This is a bad government and it deserves to lose” he continued.

To win the election, the Coalition (Liberal-National parties) will need to gain 17 extra seats, with a recent opinion poll (Newspoll) tipping Labor in a two party preferred category, 53–47.

The campaign will last five weeks, one of the longest in Australia’s history.


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