The Governor-General of Australia occupies a unique position in our constitutional system. The appointee is personally selected by the Prime Minister, and formally appointed by the Queen under s 2 of the Constitution. In the same way, the occupant of the office is removed from office by the Queen on the instructions of the Prime Minister. No grounds nor process are prescribed for removal. The unprecedented calls for the resignation of the current Governor-General, Dr Hollingworth, the former Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane, highlight this gap in our constitutional arrangements.
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