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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

23 July 2015

Governor-General to lead Lone Pine commemorations in Turkey
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove will lead Australia’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine during an official visit to the Republic of Turkey from 3 to 8 August.

17 July 2015

Special Awards in response to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
The Governor-General is pleased to announce there has been a special announcement for appointment and awards within the Australian honours system for service in response to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Program

29 July 2015

Departure of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania

28 July 2015

Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch for His Excellency Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Her Excellency Mama Salma Kikwete

27 July 2015

National Suicide Prevention Conference; Australian Antarctic Division visit

27 July 2015

In Kingston, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Director, Dr Tony Fleming visited the Australian Antarctic Division, at which the Governor-General participated in a video link to Australian personnel based at Casey Station in Antarctica.
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24 July 2015

At the Australian War Memorial, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove attended the 2nd Division Centenary Parade, at which the Governor-General reviewed the parade and delivered the Commemorative Address.
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20 July 2015

At the National Arboretum, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove as guests of ACT Chief Minister, Mr Andrew Barr MLA, planted a tree to officially launch Canberra Tree Week 2015.
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19 July 2015

At the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of Founding Executive Member, Friends of the 15th Brigade, Mr Lambis Englezos AM attended the 2015 Fromelles Commemorative Service, at which Their Excellencies laid a wreath and the Governor-General made an address.
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