Real power rest with the Governor-General
PROMISES and policies: what else can political parties use to attract votes?
The real power lies in the reserve powers of the Governor-General.
It is from this position that policies are called for and the parliament to come up with a recommendation to implement those policies.
In Australia, the Governor-General is not a mere figurehead as some might try to relegate the position, but is the representative of the whole of the people as distinguished from a political party holding office for the time being. Wally Morris, Joondanna.