Events

April 2015

  • 23 April 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove, hosted a morning tea for Clontarf Foundation students and staff.
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  • 21 April 2015

    At the Australian War Memorial, the Governor-General, at the invitation of the Prime Minister, the Honourable Tony Abbott MP, attended the Anzac Centenary programme of events launch.
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  • 20 April 2015

    At Sydney Airport, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief Executive Officer, Qantas, Mr Alan Joyce, attended a reception for the widows of First World War veterans, at which the widows were farewelled prior to their flight to Turkey for Anzac Day Centenary Commemorations at Gallipoli.
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  • 13 April 2015

    At the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Legacy Club of Canberra, and Lady Cosgrove launched the Canberra to Adelaide ‘Tour de Legacy’ ride 2015.
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  • 6 April 2015

    At the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales to Australia, before attending a wreath laying ceremony with Prince Harry at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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March 2015

  • 31 March 2015

    At the end of a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove were farewelled by Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials at Beijing Capital International Airport.
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  • 30 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General met with the President of the People's Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping, at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing.
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  • 30 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping, attended a ceremonial welcome, at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing.
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  • 30 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General met with the Premier of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Mr Li Keqiang, at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing.
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  • 30 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General met with the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Mr Zhang Dejiang, at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing.
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  • 30 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a rose planting ceremony and met with Australian Embassy staff and their families.
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  • 30 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove attended a reception for New Colombo Plan scholars and representatives of the Australia-China education and science relationship, at the Australian Embassy, Beijing.
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  • 30 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended an AustCham breakfast at the China World Hotel and met with representatives of the Australian and New Zealand business community.
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  • 29 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove were met by Chinese officials and children on arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport.
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  • 29 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General opened the Goodman Logistics Park.
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  • 29 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General met with the Mayor of Chongqing, Mr Huang Qifan.
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  • 29 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove opened ‘The Chungking Legation: Australia’s diplomatic mission to wartime China’ exhibition and met with the Australian community in Chongqing.
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  • 28 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove were met by the Vice Mayor of Chongqing, Mr Chen Luping, and local children on arrival at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.
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  • 27 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a commemorative service at the Australian Gull Force Memorial, in Lao'ou Village, Hainan.
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  • 27 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove were met by children and Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials on arrival at Sanya Phoenix International Airport.
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  • 26 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Party Secretary of Guangdong Province, Mr Hu Chunhua, meet with members of the Guangdong leadership.
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  • 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 was 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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  • 17 March 2015

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General received the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, His Excellency Mr Nguyen Tan Dung.
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  • 17 March 2015

    At Gungahlin Homestead, Crace, the Governor-General, together with Mr Hugh Poate and Mrs Janny Poate, opened the relocated Robert Poate Reintegration and Recovery Centre and National Soldier On Headquarters.
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  • 12 March 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Prior of the Priory of the Order of St John, conducted an Order of St John investiture.
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  • 11 March 2015

    In Blackburn North, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove met with staff at the Fire Protection Association Head Office.
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  • 11 March 2015

    In Emerald, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove opened the ANZAC Walk and ANZAC Place, to recognise the 32 soldiers from Emerald Township and its surrounding Districts who died during the First World War.
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February 2015

  • 25 February 2015

    At Regatta Point, Canberra, the Governor-General, as guest of the President of Gift of Life Inc., Mr David O’Leary, participated in the Gift of Life DonateLife walk to promote organ and tissue donation.
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  • 23 February 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a Ceremonial Welcome for Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, before meeting with The King and Queen and holding a State Lunch in their honour.
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  • 22 February 2015

    At the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chairman of the Council for the Australian War Memorial, Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Retd), attended the official re-opening of the ‘Australia In The Great War’ gallery.
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  • 18 February 2015

    At the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, the Governor-General, as Patron-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove, attended the General Sir John Monash Foundation Scholarship Ceremony, at which the Governor-General presented the 2015 awards.
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  • 18 February 2015

    At the Melbourne Town Hall, the Governor-General, as Senior Patron of the Royal Humane Society of Australasia, and Lady Cosgrove, attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General presented the 2014 Clarke Silver Medal to Mr Andrew Capper.
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  • 18 February 2015

    At Yarra Valley Grammar School, Ringwood, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Dr Mark Merry, officially opened the new Science and Mathematics faculty and later met with students and teachers.
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  • 17 February 2015

    In Kinglake, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Co-Founders of Firefoxes Australia, Ms Jemima Richards and Ms Kate Riddell, attended a community event with local volunteers who were affected by the Kinglake fires of February 2009.
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  • 17 February 2015

    At the Y Water Discovery Centre, Yea, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Murrindindi Shire Council, Councillor Margaret Rae, attended a community afternoon tea.
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  • 17 February 2015

    Af Café Connect, the Mansfield Armchair Cinema and the Mansfield Secondary College Community Garden, Mansfield, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with clients, volunteers, students and staff.
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  • 17 February 2015

    At Mansfield Shire Council, Mansfield, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Mansfield Shire, Councillor Marg Attley, attended a community lunch.
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  • 17 February 2015

    At the Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop Learning Centre, Benalla, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Benalla Rural City, Councillor Justin King, attended a community reception.
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  • 17 February 2015

    At Cooinda Village, Benalla, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief Executive, Mrs Margaret Aldous, and President of the Board, Mr Colin McDonald, met with staff and residents.
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  • 17 February 2015

    At the Aviation Museum, Benalla, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the President, Mr Craig Morrison, visited the Benalla Men’s Shed and met with staff and members.
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  • 16 February 2015

    At the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Administrator of the Rural City of Wangaratta, Ms Irene Grant, attended a community reception.
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  • 16 February 2015

    At the Wangaratta Government Centre, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Rural City of Wangaratta Youth Council Mayor, Ms Ella Thomas, met the Wangaratta Youth Council and discussed issues affecting young people within the region.
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  • 16 February 2015

    In Wangaratta, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Margaret Bennett, and Board Chair, Mr Brendan Schutt, visited Northeast Health Wangaratta.
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  • 16 February 2015

    In Wangaratta, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Ms Trish Merlo, met with students and supporters of the Borinya-Wangaratta Community Partnership.
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  • 16 February 2015

    In Beechworth, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Indigo Shire Council, Councillor Bernard Gaffney, attended a community lunch at Beechworth Town Hall Gardens.
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  • 16 February 2015

    In Wooragee, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Ms Christine Varker, visited the Wooragee Primary School and met with teachers and students from Wooragee, Middle Indigo and Yackandandah Primary Schools.
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  • 16 February 2015

    At the Murray Valley Centre, Wodonga, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Martin OAM, met with clients, volunteers and staff.
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  • 16 February 2015

    In Wodonga, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Michael Cutmore, visited the Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation.
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  • 16 February 2015

    At the Wodonga Arts Space, Wodonga, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of the City of Wodonga, Councillor Rod Wangman, attended a community reception.
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  • 15 February 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for the Afghanistan Cricket Team, ahead of their participation, for the first time, in the 2015 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup.
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  • 9 February 2015

    The Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, meets personnel from No 77 Squadron during a visit to RAAF Base Williamtown.
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  • 5 February 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron and Chief Scout, invested Mr Chris Bates as Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia.
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  • 2 February 2015

    At the University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chancellor, Professor Vicki Sara AO, attended the official opening of the university’s new business school, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building.
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  • 2 February 2015

    The Governor-General welcomes the Hon Julie Bishop MP, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, the Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, and the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, to Admiralty House, Sydney, for the start of AUKMIN 2015.
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January 2015

  • 27 January 2015

    In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Governor-General conveyed the condolences of the government and people of Australia to HRH Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
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  • 26 January 2015

    In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Governor-General conveyed the condolences of the government and people of Australia to the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
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  • 24 January 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception in honour of the 2015 Australian of the Year Award Finalists.
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