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To end a session of parliament without dissolving it

prorogue

2

The first Australian-born Governor General

Sir Isaac Isaacs

3

Statute of 1931 which empowers the Prime Minister to advise he monarch of preferred appointee to GG and expect advice to be ratified

Statute of Westminster

4

Typical commission tenure of GG in years

Five

5

Last Governor General to resign was..

Peter Hollingworth

6

Which section of the Constitution holds the GG to account?

2

7

Whitlam's refusal to take what action, according to Kerr, led to his Dismissal

Call a double dissolution election

8

Under which section of the Constitution did Kerr sack Whitlam

s64

9

Which convention was breached by Kerr in the Dismissal, which is set out in s63

Taking advice from the Federal Executive Council

10

Following the Whitlam sacking, Gordon Scholes, the Speaker requested the Queen reappoint Whitlam in light of the breach of a key Westminster convention, being..

The Prime Minister holds power by virtue of the confidence of the House of Reps

11

What was the key reason for Peter Hollingworth stepping down as Governor General

Failing to act adequately on reports of child abuse in the Anglican Church when he was Archbishop of Brisbane

12

Since 1984, this position has been subject to the accountability standards set out for the public service, in order to ensure greater accountability of the Governor General

Official Secretary of the Governor General

13

This High Court case of 2013 found that the Office of the Governor General was not required to submit to an FOI request to reveal information regarding the award of Order of Australia

Kline v Official Secretary of the Governor General