ACU Chancellor and former Defence chief, General Peter Cosgrove, has been named as Australia's next Governor-General, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
Confirming one of the worst-kept secrets in federal politics, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced General Cosgrove's appointment at a press conference, in Canberra, yesterday afternoon.
Mr Abbott said he could 'not think of a better person' to fill the governor-eneral role. 'Throughout his life, he has demonstrated a commitment to our country and a commitment to service. He has given service of the very highest order to our country,' he said.
'I am confident that in this new role he will continue to deliver to a grateful nation leadership beyond politics.'
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