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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 October 2014

Governor-General expresses condolences on the passing of the Honourable Gough Whitlam AC QC
On behalf of all Australians I wish to express sincere condolences to the Whitlam family on the passing of former Prime Minister, the Honourable Gough Whitlam AC QC.

Program

21 October 2014

Emerging Pacific Leaders’ Dialogue welcome reception

20 October 2014

‘Brisbane Hospital and the Great War’ exhibition opening; Official opening of the Wamuran and District Men’s Shed; Official opening of the BallyCara Wellness Centre and Amicus Apartments

18 October 2014

2014 Clare Show; Bledisloe Cup

17 October 2014

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade graduates morning tea

18 October 2014

At Clare, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the 150th Clare Show, at which the Governor-General delivered the opening address and launched the "Clare Show, A Fine All Round Display" history book.
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17 October 2014

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for the 2014 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade graduates.
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16 October 2014

At the Royal Canberra Golf Club, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General planted a commemorative ‘Stone Pine’ tree.
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15 October 2014

Anti-Poverty Week 2014 - At ‘The Shed’, at Mount Druitt, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with Indigenous clients, volunteers and service providers, before visiting the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre at the UWS Hawkesbury Campus for a briefing on the Jumna Wal program.
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