Real power is with Governor-General

PROMISES and policies: what else can political parties use to attract votes?

The real power lies in the reserve powers of the Governor-General. It is from this position that policies are called for and the parliament to come up with a recommendation to implement those policies.

In Australia, the Governor-General is not a mere figure head as some might try to relegate the position, but is the representative of the whole of the people as distinguished from a political party holding office for the time being.

WALLY MORRIS, Joondanna.