Former Defence Force chief Peter Cosgrove has demonstrated exceptional commitment to Australia and will continue to do so as our next Governor-General, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today.
“It’s terrific to hear of General Cosgrove’s appointment to the high office of Governor-General. I’m confident he will carry out his official duties with the distinction and professionalism he conducted himself with during his many previous leadership roles serving Australia,” Mr Hanson said.
“I’ve had the privilege of serving under General Cosgrove on a number of occasions during my own career in the military and can testify to his level of commitment to our nation.
“Continuing on from his distinguished military service, General Cosgrove played an essential leadership role coordinating the North Queensland relief effort following the destruction of Cyclone Larry in 2006.
“Peter Cosgrove is a great Australian, with an intimate understanding of government and an enviable commitment to public service. I congratulate him on his appointment as Australia’s next Governor-General,” Mr Hanson concluded.