Ryan

Yarralumla Requires Bottom, Not Front

When Her Excellency Quentin Bryce became our twenty-fifth governor-general, publicity focused chiefly on the fact that she is a woman. This was understandable, because she is the first of her sex to hold her country’s highest office; any notion that some anti-feminist “glass ceiling” hangs over the governor-generalship has been disproved, which is a very good thing, and we may all congratulate Quentin Bryce for having “got there”. And now could we all forget about that, and look ahead? It would be mean to remind her that she owes her new greatness to the nomination of a mere man—Prime Minister…

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