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Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Published Date 08 May 2013
Printed Publication Date 08 May 2013


The title ‘the Honourable’ for Governors-General


Her Majesty The Queen has given approval for the title of ‘the Honourable’ to be granted to Australian Governors-General.


Governors-General will now be styled ‘Her/His Excellency the Honourable’ while in office and ‘the Honourable’ in retirement.


This entitlement applies retrospectively, as well as to the current and future holders of the office.



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