The Governor's Voting Convention
The Governor of Victoria does not vote in state elections. This custom is in place to ensure the Governor remains an apolitical community leader, and avoids a situation where the individual occupying the Office is asked to choose between contesting parties. This convention derives from that of the Monarch who does not participate in elections.
The Governor and Mr Anthony Howard QC attended the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park.
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The journey to become a Governor of Victoria was once physically, as well as intellectually, arduous. Trips from Britain to Australia were long. Gov ...