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Governor-general of Australia

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The governor-general of Australia is nominated by the soverign of Australia for a 5-years term. He is the direct representative of the British soverign on the Australian territory.

The current governor-general is Peter Cosgrove since 2014.

The post has been created in 1901. The official residence of the governor-general is the Government House in Camberra. With the prime minister and the ministers , the Australian governor-general form the federal executif council.

The governor-general of Australia can dissolve the parliament , must nominate the ministers , is comender in chief of the armed forces , controls and organizes the parliamentary elections.

The governor-general fixes the dates and the during of the parliamentary sessions.