Excellent choice for new Governor

On behalf of the Tasmanian Labor Opposition, Shadow Attorney-General Lara Giddings warmly welcomes the appointment of Professor Kate Warner as Tasmania’s 28th Governor and first female Governor.


“Kate Warner is an excellent choice for Governor and I have no doubt she will serve Tasmania with distinction,” Ms Giddings said.


“Professor Warner has had a distinguished career as an academic in the law and today’s appointment is an indication of the high regard she is held in.


“To become Tasmania’s first female Governor is an honour that Professor Warner thoroughly deserves.


“Labor is pleased to endorse the Premier’s appointment and looks forward to working closely with the new Governor.


“Today’s announcement also reminds us of the significant contribution made by the late Peter Underwood to Tasmania.


“Governor Underwood is sadly missed by all of us who had a chance to work alongside him.”