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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

21 March 2015

Operation SLIPPER Welcome Home Parade
Read the Governor-General’s speech on the occasion of the nationwide Operation SLIPPER Welcome Home Parades.

20 March 2015

Governor-General expresses condolences on the passing of the Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser AC
On behalf of all Australians, I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of former Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser AC.

Program

24 March 2015

Federal Executive Council; Credentials

23 March 2015

Visit to Hobart

22 March 2015

Dinner hosted by the Governor of Tasmania

26 March 2015

During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a community reception for Australians living and working in Guangzhou.
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25 March 2015

During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General is met by Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials on arrival at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
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21 March 2015

At The Strand, Townsville, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, reviewed the Townsville Operation SLIPPER Welcome Home Parade.
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20 March 2015

At the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a morning tea to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Guard.
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