Well, I better do it correctly, as that is not the way to refer to her at all.
Your Excellency, the Honourable Ms Quentin Bryce, AC Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. (my commas. I thought they looked right)
As our Queen's representative in the office of Governor General of Australia you are owed respect. No matter how anachronistic your position is. Does modern Australia really need a Queen's representative in Australia? Do our States need Governors, also the Queen's representatives.
That is seven people on the public payroll, plus their expenses and a retinue of staff. It would be unfair to describe them as people to open fetes, but that is essentially what they are, fete openers.
I will now address you as Ms Bryce, assuming such informality will not have me reported to our Queen and she won't put me in the Tower of London.
Ms Bryce, I think you have acquitted yourself well. Even our dubious Prime Minister Abbott seems to approve of you, or he would not be giving you the status you are about to receive. But truly Ms Bryce, I wonder if The Abbott's hair brained scheme of reinstating Dames and Sirs would not have gotten off the ground if you had not indicated you would accept such a title.
Australia abolished Kinghthoods and Damehoods in 1986. Surely it is enough to have a a couple of letters after your name, so often for people just doing their paid job. Ms Bryce, you already have an AC. Don't you think you are being a bit greedy by wanting to be called Dame Quentin? The pomposity of it is unbelievable. The anachronism beyond the pale.
Am I being distracted from the really important and mostly destructive things that our government is doing? Yes, but I am so disappointed in our Governor General Ms Bryce for accepting a Damehood. You sold out sister. You've gone down in my estimation.