I was so pleased to hear that Queensland’s Governor, Quentin Bryce, has been named as the incoming Governor General of Australia. Besides the fact that Australia is well due for a woman in the role, Bryce represents an opportunity for women to challenge currently held ideas about women’s rights and to celebrate the achievements of women in all facets of Australian life.
And Bryce herself is a woman who commands the greatest respect and admiration from me. Her involvement in discrimination issues and indigenous health will always position her as a pioneering campaigner for a fair society. Good appointment, Rudd.