Quentin Bryce has become Australia’s first Governor-General to show support for gay marriage and future republic of Australia.
Bryce, whose term is due to end in March, has defied tradition as the Queen’s vice-regal representative saying Australians need to work towards building a fairer society with “ethics of care”, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
Her support for a future republic will likely re-open the debate on the nation’s constitutional arrangements, while her support for same-sex marriage can expect to intensify debate in the Abbott government.
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