Overseas Network, Dec. 16 (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison nominated former Australian Defense Force Commander and Governor of New South Wales David Hurley as the new Australian Governor on Dec. 16, local time. Hurley will take office next year after replacing the current Governor Kosgrove.
On the 16th local time, Morrison and Helley attended a joint press conference in Canberra and said: I have only one choice. My first choice is that he (Helley) is by my side.
Helley (left) and Morrison (Sydney Morning Post)
Helley has always been a very popular governor of New South Wales, Morrison said. He participates in weekly boxing training with local children and frequent regional trips. Hurley is known for his generosity and accessibility among the elderly and young people.
Helley, 65, spent 42 years in the Australian army. He was appointed Commander of the Australian Defense Force in 2011. Im very proud to be Governor of Australia, Hurley said.
Australia is headed by the Queen of England, who appoints the Governor as her representative for a five-year term. The Governor of Australia exercises powers within the Commonwealth of Australia on behalf of the Queen of England. The Governor has the power to appoint and remove officials, to govern the army, to convene and dissolve parliaments, and to examine and approve parliamentary bills, but in exercising these powers the consent of the Federal Prime Minister is required.
Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Han Jiapeng_NN9841