Geraldton was honoured to have Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC pay a visit this week.
Following visits to numerous community organisations over the last two days, a civic reception for the Governor was held this evening at the new Multi Purpose Centre on Geraldton's foreshore, which included a traditional dance (see video below), and was attended by many community leaders.
In a short speech to those in attendance, Her Excellency shared that she had come in a community role, to learn more about what is happening in the region.
She will be visiting Mullewa and Mt Magnet tomorrow.
The Governor of Western Australia is the representative of the Queen of Australia, Elizabeth II.
The Governor performs constitutional, ceremonial and community functions, including:
- presiding over the Executive Council;
- proroguing and dissolving the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council;
- issuing writs for elections; and
- appointing Ministers, Judges, Magistrates and Justices of the Peace.
Furthermore, all Bills passed by the Parliament of Western Australia require the Governor's signature before they become Acts and pass into law. (Wikipedia)
Kerry Sanderson succeeded Malcolm McCusker in October 2014.