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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove

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His Excellency General the Honourable
Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Since 1901, the Governor-General has played an important role in Australian national life.  This website provides information about the Governor-General’s constitutional, ceremonial and community responsibilities, and his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force.  You will also find information about the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General, including the Honours and Awards Secretariat, and details of the Governor-General’s program, photographs, speeches and media releases.
 

Announcement

27 May 2015

Swearing-in ceremony at Government House
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), will conduct a swearing-in ceremony at Government House, Canberra at 10:00am tomorrow, Thursday 28 May.

Program

28 May 2015

Federal Executive Council; Swearing-in Ceremony; Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch for Their Excellencies Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Mateparae; Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust scholarship ceremony

27 May 2015

Visit to Parkes

26 May 2015

State Visit by the Governor-General of New Zealand; Visit to Uluru-Kata National Park; Call by the Party Secretary, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China; The Australian Ballet afternoon tea; National Defence College of India reception

25 May 2015

Clare Holland House morning tea; State Visit by the Governor-General of New Zealand; Visit to Uluru-Kata National Park

28 May 2015

At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove hosted the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust scholarship presentation ceremony.
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28 May 2015

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a Ceremonial Welcome for Their Excellencies, Lieutenant General the Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand, and Lady Janine Mateparae.
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28 May 2015

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a ceremony at which the Governor-General issued the oath of office to the Honourable Michael Keenan MP as Minister for Justice and appointed him to administer the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Attorney-General’s Department; and issued the oath of office to Senator the Honourable Concetta Fierravanti-Wells as Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services and appointed her to administer the Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Social Services.
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26 May 2015

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove, hosted an afternoon tea for the dancers and artistic staff of The Australian Ballet.
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