Events

July 2014

  • 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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  • 7 July 2014

    At Parliament House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General administered the oath or affirmation of allegiance to new Senators.
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June 2014

  • 26 June 2014

    At Milsons Point, New South Wales, the Governor-General, as guest of the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Soldier On, Mr John Bale, officially opened the 'Soldier On' Michael Fussell Reintegration and Recovery Centre.
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  • 25 June 2014

    At the RG Casey Building, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron and guest of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Julie Bishop MP, attended a New Colombo Plan scholarship presentation dinner.
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  • 25 June 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General hosted a lunch reception for Heads of Mission of the Canberra Diplomatic Corps.
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  • 23 June 2014

    At Emma Gorge, El Questro Wilderness Park, in the Kimberley region, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the General Manager, Ms Lori Litwack, attended a breakfast and met with staff and visitors.
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  • 22 June 2014

    At the Western Australia Department of Agriculture and Food Research Station, Kununurra, as guests of the Manager, Mr Mark Warmington, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove viewed crop research advancing agricultural and food industries within the state.
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  • 22 June 2014

    At the Mount Romance Sandalwood factory, as guests of the Executive Director, TFS Corporation, Mr Frank Wilson, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove viewed Australian sandalwood products produced in Kununurra.
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  • 22 June 2014

    At the Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited the Ord Stage 2 development, as guests of the CEO and the General Manager, Kimberley Agriculture Investment, Mr Yin and Mr Jim Engelke, respectively.
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  • 22 June 2014

    At Celebrity Tree Park, Kununurra, as guests of the Shire President, Shire of Wyndham–East Kimberley, Councillor John Moulden, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a tree planting ceremony and community morning tea.
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  • 21 June 2014

    At Artopia Gallery, Kununurra, as guests of the owners, Ms Rebecca Bugg and Ms Cally Bugg, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove viewed artworks by local Kimberley artists.
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  • 21 June 2014

    At the Kununurra depot of the Australian Army’s North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE), the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with Kimberley Squadron members, as guests of the Officer Commanding, Kimberley Squadron, Major Matt Rose.
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  • 21 June 2014

    At Nitmiluk Oval, Katherine, as guests of the Regional Manager AFL-NT, Mr Denis Coburn, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the Beswick Bears v Tindal Magpies match.
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  • 21 June 2014

    At the Kalano Flexible Aged Care Centre, Katherine, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Australian Red Cross, and Lady Cosgrove visited residents and staff, in recognition of the centenary of the Australian Red Cross.
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  • 21 June 2014

    As guests of the traditional owners, the Jawoyn people, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine.
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  • 20 June 2014

    At the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Cultural Centre, Katherine, as guests of the Mayor, Alderman Fay Miller, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a community reception.
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  • 20 June 2014

    At Flinders Street Medical School, Katherine, as guests of the Manager, Flinders Northern Territory Medical Program, Ms Monica Barolits-McCabe, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with medical and social work students and teaching staff.
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  • 20 June 2014

    At Top Didj Cultural Experience, Katherine, as guests of Jawoyn elder and resident Aboriginal artist, Mr Manuel Pamkal, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove experienced cultural activities including fire lighting and spear throwing, and viewed Indigenous paintings.
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  • 20 June 2014

    At Katherine High School, as guests of Mr Gerard Neesham OAM, CEO, Clontarf Foundation, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove met with students and teachers, and viewed Clontarf Foundation programs.
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  • 20 June 2014

    At the Kalano Community Market Gardens, Katherine, as guests of the President, Kalano Community Association, Mr Ian Woods, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited one of three community market gardens, which employs 25 Katherine locals and supplies tomatoes and corn to the local supermarket.
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  • 20 June 2014

    At Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service, Katherine, as guests of the CEO, Dr Marion Scrymgour, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with directors and staff of the clinic.
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  • 19 June 2014

    At RAAF Base Tindal, Katherine, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited 75 Squadron, home of Australia's F/A-18 Hornet fighters, as guests of the Senior Australian Defence Force Officer, RAAF Base Tindal, and the Commanding Officer, 75 Squadron.
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  • 17 June 2014

    At Inaburra School, Bangor, the Governor-General, as Patron of Life Education Australia and guest of the Principal, Mr Tim Bowden, visited a Life Education mobile classroom and received a brief from the Chief Executive Officer of Life Education Australia, Mr David Ballhausen.
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  • 17 June 2014

    At the SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney, the Governor-General, as guest of the Executive Director of the Asia Education Foundation, Ms Kathe Kirby, addressed the delegates of the 2014 National Conference.
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  • 16 June 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove formally welcomed the President of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam and Mrs Mary Tan.
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  • 14 June 2014

    At Harnett House in Brunswick, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with participants in Melbourne City Mission's T.I.M.E Out Sibling Program for 8-13 year olds and adolescents who have a sibling with a disability.
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  • 14 June 2014

    At the Melbourne City Mission’s Stopover Youth Refuge in Fitzroy, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with young people in supported short-term crisis accommodation.
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  • 14 June 2014

    At the Melbourne City Mission’s Compass Clubhouse in Fitzroy, operated by and for adults who have experienced an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with members and staff.
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  • 12 June 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General was invested as Chief Scout, by Mr Reg Williams RFD, Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia.
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  • 11 June 2014

    At the Salvation Army Headquarters, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, and Lady Cosgrove met with Commissioners and staff.
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  • 11 June 2014

    At Kensington Public School, Sydney, the Governor-General visited the Confucius Classroom and met with teachers and students.
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  • 11 June 2014

    At Darling Park, Sydney, the Governor-General launched the call for nominations for the 2015 Australian of the Year Awards.
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  • 2 June 2014

    At Government House, South Australia, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a reception at which the Governor-General officially launched ‘The Digger’s Doctor’ by Mr Ashley Mallett.
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  • 2 June 2014

    At TPI House, Adelaide, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-servicemen and Women (TPI), visited the TPI South Australia branch, as guest of the branch President, Mr Tony Mogridge.
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  • 2 June 2014

    The Governor-General, as Patron of the Joanna Briggs Foundation, and Lady Cosgrove attend a lunch at the Joanna Briggs Institute and visit the School of Translational Health at the University of Adelaide.
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  • 2 June 2014

    In recognition of the 60th anniversary of Meals on Wheels, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Meals on Wheels Association, and Lady Cosgrove visited the first Meals on Wheels kitchen, at Port Adelaide, South Australia.
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  • 1 June 2014

    At the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove attended a wreathlaying ceremony to commemorate those who served in Bomber Command.
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May 2014

  • 30 May 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for the 2014 National Indigenous Youth Parliament.
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  • 30 May 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General received Ms Tara Liddy, National Indigenous Youth Parliament 2014 Indigenous Youth Governor-General.
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  • 27 May 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General received Mr Alf Turner (Uncle Boydie), Mr Abe Schwarz and Ms Barbara Miller.
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  • 27 May 2014

    At the Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services ACT, in Civic, Canberra, Lady Cosgrove, as Patron of the organisation, visited staff and clients.
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  • 22 May 2014

    At the Sydney Opera House, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chairman, Football Federation Australia, Frank Lowy AC, attended a farewell dinner for the Socceroos prior to their departure for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
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  • 22 May 2014

    At Knox Grammar School, Sydney, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the President of the Spirit of Australia Foundation, attended the General Sir John Monash Commemorative Service.
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  • 21 May 2014

    At St. Bede's Primary School, Red Hill, Canberra, Lady Cosgrove, as a guest of the Principal, Ms Cherie Kelly, participated in the National Simultaneous Storytime initiative.
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  • 15 May 2014

    At RAAF Base Richmond, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a parade at which the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, presented the Governor-General’s Banner to Air Movements Training and Development Unit.
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  • 13 May 2014

    At the Cairns Regional Council Civic Reception Rooms, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of the Cairns Regional Council, Councillor Bob Manning OAM and Mrs Claire Manning, attended a civic reception hosted in their honour.
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  • 13 May 2014

    At the Cairns Base Hospital, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chair, Mr Bob Norman and Chief Executive, Ms Julie Hartley-Jones, met with patients and staff and viewed the new rehabilitation ward.
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  • 13 May 2014

    At Apunipima Health Council, Cairns, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief Executive Office, Mr Cleveland Fagan, and Business Strategy Advisor, Ms Paula Arnol, received a brief on Indigenous health programs in Cape York.
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  • 13 May 2014

    In Yungaburra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the President, Afghanistan Avenue of Honour Association, Mr Raymond Byrnes, and Founders, Mr Gordon Chuck and Mrs Susan Chuck, attended a commemoration ceremony and met with community representatives.
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  • 12 May 2014

    At Brothers Leagues Club, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the President of the Innisfail Chamber of Commerce, Ms Rosalee Lankinen, and the Vice President, Mr Jake Roberts, attended a reception with local business representatives.
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  • 12 May 2014

    At the South Johnstone Sugar Mill, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the General Manager, Mr Phil Miskin, toured the mill and met with employees.
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  • 12 May 2014

    At the Innisfail Town Hall, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a community lunch in recognition of National Volunteers Week.
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  • 12 May 2014

    At Innisfail State College, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Ms Kate McDonald, met with students and staff.
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  • 12 May 2014

    In Townsville, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Townsville Regional Council, Councillor Jenny Hill, visited Jezzine Barracks and in recognition of National Volunteers Week, met with representatives of local volunteer organisations.
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  • 11 May 2014

    At Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Townsville, Councillor Jenny Hill, attended a Civic Reception.
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  • 11 May 2014

    At the Family Recovery Centre, Townsville, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chairman, Mates4Mates, Mr Peter Davies CBE, and the Managing Director, Mr Chris McHugh CSC, met with staff and guests.
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  • 9 May 2014

    At Albert Hall, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the Europe Day Opening Concert.
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April 2014

  • 30 April 2014

    At the Navy Heritage Centre, Fleet Base East, the Governor-General presented the Gloucester Cup to HMAS Huon in recognition of the Ship’s exceptional performance during 2013.
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  • 29 April 2014

    The Governor-General addressed Olympic and Paralympic coaches and performance leaders at the Campaign Rio Forum in Sydney.
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  • 24 April 2014

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove host a Reception for young Australians in honour of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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  • 23 April 2014

    At the Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Manager, Mr Paul Christopher, met with local farmers during sale day.
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  • 22 April 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove received Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u of Tonga.
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  • 22 April 2014

    At the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Mr Russell Taylor, visited the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in recognition of the institute’s 50th anniversary.
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  • 16 April 2014

    TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince George of Cambridge were welcomed by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove to Admiralty House.
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  • 12 April 2014

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove spent time with families, staff and volunteers at Ronald McDonald House in Randwick, NSW.
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  • 12 April 2014

    The Tribal Warrior mentoring program received a visit from the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, NSW.
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  • 9 April 2014

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a reception at the Sydney Cricket Ground to welcome home the Australian women’s cricket team, the Southern Stars.
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  • 8 April 2014

    The Rats of Tobruk Association of Victoria hosted a morning tea for the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, at Tobruk House in Albert Park, Melbourne.
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  • 8 April 2014

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met participants in the 20th Man Young Leadership Program, at Maribyrnong, Victoria.
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  • 7 April 2014

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visit the bushfire-affected property of Scott and Liz Pape, at Chintin, Victoria.
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  • 7 April 2014

    More than 200 volunteers and supporters of BlazeAid, and farmers affected by the February 2014 bushfires welcomed the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove during their first official community visit.
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March 2014

  • 28 March 2014

    At Parliament House, Canberra, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove, attended a ceremony at which General Cosgrove was sworn-in as the twenty-sixth Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
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  • 26 March 2014

    In Brisbane, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce were welcomed home by their children and grandchildren.
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  • 26 March 2014

    At Defence Establishment Fairbairn, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce, as guests of the Prime Minister, the Honourable Tony Abbott MP, and Mrs Margaret Abbott, attended a ceremony to mark their departure from Canberra before returning to Brisbane.
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  • 25 March 2014

    At Parliament House, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce attended a farewell reception hosted in their honour by the Prime Minister and Mrs Margaret Abbott.
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  • 25 March 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General received the Prime Minister, the Honourable Tony Abbott MP.
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  • 17 March 2014

    The Governor-General and Mr Bryce hosted a reception for Members of the House of Representatives, at which the Governor-General received the Address-in-Reply from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honourable Bronwyn Bishop MP.
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  • 15 March 2014

    At the Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce, as guests of the Gallery Director, Ms Susi Muddiman; Mayor of the Tweed Shire Council, Councillor Barry Longland; and the Gallery’s Architect, Mr Bud Brannigan, attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General officially opened the Margaret Olley Art Centre and delivered the keynote address.
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  • 7 March 2014

    At Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool, the Governor-General hosted a reception in recognition of International Women’s Day 2014.
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  • 6 March 2014

    At Government House, the Governor-General hosted a farewell reception for the Diplomatic Corps.
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  • 4 March 2014

    At the St Kilda Road Campus of Wesley College, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce, attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General officially opened the new Moubray Street Arts and Music Precinct.
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  • 4 March 2014

    At Victoria Harbour, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, presented the Unit Citation for Gallantry to HMAS Yarra (II).
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  • 3 March 2014

    In Melbourne, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce, as Patron, as guests of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Parken, and the National President, Mr Paul Berkemeier, officially opened the new building for the Australian Institute of Architects.
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  • 2 March 2014

    At Point Cook, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief and Mr Bryce, as guests of the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO, attended the Centenary of Military Aviation air show.
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  • 2 March 2014

    At Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a farewell community reception.
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  • 1 March 2014

    At the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, and Mr Michael Bryce, as guests of the Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley AC DSC, attended a farewell parade from the Australian Defence Force.
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  • 1 March 2014

    At Persimmon Restaurant, Melbourne, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce hosted a farewell community dinner.
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February 2014

  • 28 February 2014

    At Government House, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a reception for the Ian Potter Foundation.
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  • 26 February 2014

    At Government House, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a reception for attendees of the National Librarians of Asia and Oceania conference.
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  • 25 February 2014

    At Government House, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce hosted a farewell reception for Department and Agency Heads.
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  • 25 February 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a farewell morning tea for Defence, Service and Veterans organisations.
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  • 24 February 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a farewell community afternoon tea.
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  • 23 February 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a farewell lunch.
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  • 18 February 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted an investiture ceremony to award a posthumous Victoria Cross for Australia to the parents of Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG.
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  • 11 February 2014

    At Admiralty House, the Governor-General hosted a Music Evening with a performance of ‘Schubert’s Trout Quintet’.
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  • 10 February 2014

    At Government House, the Governor-General hosted a dinner reception for Senators and Members of the House of Representatives to mark the beginning of the Parliamentary year.
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  • 6 February 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, Mr Bryce, as Patron, hosted an afternoon tea for the Australian Design Alliance.
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  • 6 February 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, Mr Michael Bryce, as Patron, hosted a morning tea to mark World Cancer Day 2014.
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  • 4 February 2014

    At Crawley, the Governor-General, as guest of the Chair, Mr Richard Pengelley, met with the Board and participants of the True Blue Dreaming Program.
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  • 4 February 2014

    At Burswood, the Governor-General, as guest of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Gerard Neesham OAM, and Chair, Mr Ross Kelly, visited the Clontarf Foundation.
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  • 4 February 2014

    At Coolbinia, the Governor-General, as guest of the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Judy Hogben, visited the Centre for Cerebral Palsy.
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  • 3 February 2014

    At Murdoch University, Perth, the Governor-General, as guest of the Chancellor, Mr David Flanagan; Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Higgott; and Chair of the African Women’s Council of Australia, Dr Casta Tungaraza, attended a Women’s Networking event.
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  • 2 February 2014

    At the Margaret River Civic Centre, the Governor-General, as guest of the Shire President of the Augusta – Margaret River Shire, Councillor Michael Smart, attended an afternoon tea with representatives of the shire community.
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  • 2 February 2014

    In Busselton, Western Australia, the Governor-General, as guest of the Mayor of the City of Busselton, Councillor Ian Stubbs and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Grant Henley, attended a community reception at the Busselton Beachfront.
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January 2014

  • 26 January 2014

    At Commonwealth Park, Canberra, the Governor-General the Honourable Quentin Bryce, as Host Officer, and Mr Michael Bryce, attended the National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony.
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  • 24 January 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a reception in honour of the 2014 Australian of the Year finalists and guests of the National Australia Day Council.
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  • 23 January 2014

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a reception for attendees of the Canada Australia Public Policy Initiative retreat.
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  • 22 January 2014

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General hosted a reception for the Kirby Institute.
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