Con­so­la­tion prize Change of ti­tle

The Advertiser - - LETTERS -

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.


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