/ 02 July 2024

Ushering in a new era

Samantha Mostyn

After being officially sworn in yesterday, Governor-General Sam Mostyn spoke for the first time in her new capacity as the King’s representative in Australia… She addressed politicians at Parliament House, and although we won’t go through her whole speech, the big takeaway was her call for optimism during “these testing times” in Australia and around the globe. Mostyn – a prominent businesswoman, lawyer, former AFL Commissioner and gender equality advocate – said throughout her career, she’d seen “how care can be an uplifting force” and urged us to have an “unstinting focus on kindness, care, and respect”. On a personal note, Mostyn also vowed to be an “optimistic, modern, and visible” GG, saying her focus will be on addressing the challenges we face – things like “rising lack of respect for women”, “shrinking opportunities for some men” and “growing inequality”.

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