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

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to the official website of the Governor-General,
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

16 December 2014

Statement from the Governor-General on Martin Place siege
Australians everywhere are shocked by the events that have unfolded in Martin Place, Sydney over the past 24 hours. We are deeply saddened to learn about the loss of innocent lives. To the families and loved ones, our thoughts and prayers are with you during your unimaginable grief. For those injured, we are willing you to recover, and for all those caught up, we stand with you.

Program

18 December 2014

Australian Rugby Foundation reception

17 December 2014

Visit to the Sydney Police Centre

16 December 2014

Service of Remembrance for victims of the Martin Place siege; 30th Anniversary Children’s Cancer Institute Benefactor Award Ceremony

15 December 2014

Cerebral Palsy Alliance reception

18 December 2014

At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for the Australian Rugby Foundation.
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17 December 2014

At the Sydney Police Centre, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with members of the NSW Police Force to acknowledge all of those involved in the operation around the Martin Place siege.
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15 December 2014

At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a Cerebral Palsy Alliance Reception in honour of outgoing President, Mrs Marelle Thornton AM.
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11 December 2014

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a Ceremonial Welcome for the President of Ukraine, His Excellency Mr Petro Poroshenko, and Her Excellency Mrs Maryna Poroshenko before meeting with the President and Mrs Poroshenko and hosting a State Dinner in their honour.
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