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Governor-General – representative of the head of state - diagram

Image of Governor-General – representative of the head of state - diagram

Catalogue no: 0601

Source/Credit line: Parliamentary Education Office (www.peo.gov.au)

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This diagram shows the Governor-General represents the head of state.

The Queen is Australia's head of state and is at the top of the hierarchy. The Governor-General represents the head of state, and oversees the work of the executive government and the Parliament.