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  • Governor-General's salary

    Posted 27/02/2014 by Cathy Madden
    Peter Cosgrove at the 2008 National Anzac Day service
    Ajayvius/ Wikimedia Commons
    Since 1974 the Parliament has approved the salary for each incoming Governor-General, as the level is set through amendment of the Governor-General Act 1974. Section 3 of the Constitution provides that ‘the salary of a Governor-General shall not be altered during his continuance in office’. The salary level has conventionally been commensurate with that of the Chief Justice of the High Court. The salary of the Chief Justice of the High Court is determined by the Remuneration Tribun... Read more...

    TAGS: Governor-General

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  • Justice beyond law: clemency and the Royal Prerogative of Mercy

    Posted 19/09/2012 by Dianne Heriot
    Gilded bronze figure on top of the dome of the Central Criminal Court on Old Bailey. The figure was designed by Frederick William Pomeroy.The campaign to secure posthumous pardons for Harry Harbord Morant, Peter Handcock and George Witton has been the subject of debate in the media, and also in the Australian Parliament, over recent years. In May, the Commonwealth Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, stated that the Australian Government would take no further action on the petition to pardon the three.  Their chief advocate, James Unkles, has indicated his intention to pursue the matter in the UK Courts with the assistance of Dan Mori.... Read more...

    TAGS: Breaker Morant, Governor-General, people smuggling

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