“I first met Australia’s Governor-General Quentin Bryce over 30 years ago, when we were among over 100 delegates to a Canberra conference to mark the UN Mid-Decade for Women,” FamilyVoice Australia research officer Ros Phillips said today.
“She and I were on opposite sides of the debate for many of the motions put to the conference, and I suspect we both remain firm in our views. So I was delighted that, as a non-political Governor-General, Ms Bryce refrained from commenting on divisive issues. She conducted herself with grace and dignity – promoting unity and pride in this great country of ours.
“But no longer.
“The Governor-General’s recent Boyer lecture, delivered last week, four months before her retirement, has permanently stained her previous fine record.
“Ms Bryce argued that Australia should become a republic and redefine marriage to mean anything people choose.
“She breached the conventions surrounding her office. She revealed her hypocrisy in accepting an office that she did not believe in.
“She lost the respect of many Australians – even those who shared her views.
“I believe she should resign.”
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