ENG: Quentin Alice Louise Bryce, AC, (born 23 December 1942) is the 25th and current Governor-General of Australia (the first woman to hold the position) and a former Governor of Queensland. Born in Brisbane, Queensland as Quentin Strachan, she spent her first years in Ilfracombe, with her family subsequently living in a number of country towns around Australia. She attended the University of Queensland, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts and a degree in Law, becoming one of the first women accepted to the Queensland bar.
In 1968 she became the first woman to be a faculty member of the Law school where she had studied, and in 1978 she joined the new National Women's Advisory Council. This was followed by a number of positions, including the first director of the Queensland Women's ...
VOLUNTEERS were singled out for praise when Governor-General Quentin Bryce visited Frankston to open a centre that will be home to several community organisations.
"The social benefits these groups deliver are remarkable," Ms Bryce said.
"The volunteers who support these community groups are the backbone of our country. In this day and age we feel a need to reconnect with one another and the Ebdale Community Hub and Learning Centre will be a place for people of Frankston to come together.
"You can just see what a fantastic facility this is and what a difference it will make."
Governor-General Quentin Bryce has expressed Australians' concern over the earthquake that has caused massive damage on New Zealand's South Island.
The 7.1 magnitude quake, which struck near Christchurch at about 4.30am local time (2.30am AEST) on Saturday, has destroyed buildings and infrastructure.
A statement from Ms Bryce's office said she had called the Governor-General of New Zealand, Sir Anand Satyanand, on Saturday.
"Ms Bryce said Australians were concerned and anxious to hear more news about how the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks were affecting the lives of people in ...
GOVERNOR-Genera l Quentin Bryce would not have to step aside if she was called on to settle the political deadlock in Canberra, despite Labor powerbroker Bill Shorten being her son-in-law.
Government House today released legal advice from Solicitor-General Stephen Gageler that said Ms Bryce does not have any constitutional or other legal impediment that would impede her performing her job.
In her letter to Mr Gageler, Ms Bryce said circumstances could require her to be “playing some role” in settling the deadlock and “integrity and ...
Five Australian Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Audio of Acting Chief of the ADF, Air Marshal Mark Binskin announcing that three Australian soldiers have been killed by a rogue Afghan soldier in Afghanistan and two members of the SAS have died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash. Also includes audio and video of Julia Gillard from the Cook Islands and a statement from the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce.