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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

30 September 2014

Government House to open its doors to the public
The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove have invited their fellow Australians to discover Government House, Canberra when the property opens its doors to the public on Sunday, 5 October.

Program

30 September 2014

Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Graduation ceremony

29 September 2014

National Police Remembrance Day service

27 September 2014

AFL Grand Final

26 September 2014

Caller

29 September 2014

At the National Police Memorial at King’s Park, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a National Police Remembrance Day service, as guests of Australian Federal Police Acting Commissioner Andrew Colvin APM OAM.
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23 September 2014

At the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended The Ian Potter Foundation's 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner.
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22 September 2014

At Simpson Barracks, Melbourne, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation to members of the Force Communications Unit deployed as Australia's main contribution to the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), under Operation GEMINI between March 1992 and October 1993.
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17 September 2014

At the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the 23rd International Association for Volunteer Effort, World Volunteer Conference Dinner.
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