Consolation prize Change of title
I AM sure we all knew that sooner or later Leesa Vlahos would be given some consolation prizes for being demoted/sacked from the Cabinet and shifted to the Legislative Council where the Premier could hide her without compromising her already over generous pay packet.
Up there she can come and go as she pleases and Jay won’t have to worry about her causing him any further embarrassment and damage.
But for it to happen so quickly and so shamelessly is quite staggering. READERS of The Advertiser might be puzzled by references to “Administrator of the Commonwealth” in recent listings of daily activities performed by our State Governor.
His Excellency Hieu Van Le, as a senior Governor, holds a dormant commission to administer the Commonwealth in the absence or incapacity of the Governor-General (Peter Cosgrove – who is overseas) – which is activated when duty calls.
For the duration, our State Governor is the most powerful authority in Australia.
DAVID D’LIMA, Sturt.