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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

24 July 2014

Governor-General attends repatriation ceremony for victims of MH17 air disaster
The Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove attended a repatriation ceremony for victims of the MH17 air disaster, at Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands on Wednesday, 23 July (local time).

Program

23 July 2014

Repatriation ceremony of victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

22 July 2014

Federal Executive Council

21 July 2014

State Funeral for the late the Honourable Peter Underwood AC

20 July 2014

Saint Mary’s Cathedral MH17 Memorial Service

23 July 2014

The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, representing all Australians, join dignitaries to officially receive the first caskets of the victims of the MH17 air disaster, at a repatriation ceremony at Eindhoven Air Force Base in the Netherlands.
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22 July 2014

At Parliament House, Canberra, the Governor-General joined the Prime Minister, other dignitaries and members of the public for a ceremony to mark the signing of a Condolence Book for the victims of Flight MH17.
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10 July 2014

As inaugural Patrons of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC), and on the occasion of NAIDOC Week, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for AILC staff and alumni.
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8 July 2014

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove welcomed the Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, and Mrs Abe.
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