Governor-General’s Program

May 2016

  • 23 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers
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  • 21 May 2016 - Brisbane, QLD

    Meeting with the Governor of Queensland; Australian Services Rugby Union Gala Day; Rosies Friends on the Street Outreach Service
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  • 20 May 2016 - Brisbane, QLD

    Brisbane Coast Guard visit; Harmony Place, Yeronga visit; Exercise Vital Prospect 16; Open Doors Youth Service
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  • 19 May 2016 - Sydney, NSW; Amberley, QLD; Brisbane, QLD

    The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal door knock; RAAF Base Amberley visit; 36SQN Colours Consecration and Laying Up parade; meeting with Mr Cecil Kenwrick
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  • 18 May 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    ‘Athletes Farewell’ dinner
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  • 17 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    African Heads of Mission lunch
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  • 16 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council
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  • 12 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Indigenous Marathon Project’s 2016 Camp visit
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  • 11 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Global Voices morning tea
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  • 10 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Nurses Remembrance and Thanksgiving Ceremony
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  • 9 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT and Sydney, NSW

    Federal Executive Council; Proclamation to dissolve Parliament; Paint the Town REaD reception
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  • 8 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Call by the Prime Minister
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  • 7 May 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    League of Ancient Mariners lunch; Super Rugby match ‘Waratahs v Cheetahs’
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  • 6 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    2016 Australian Olympic Rowing Team visit
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  • 5 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Australian Bravery Decorations Council lunch
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  • 2 May 2016 - Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Meeting with CEO, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company; Al-Qurain Martyr Museum visit; Australian College of Kuwait visit; Farewell ceremony
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  • 1 May 2016 - Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Briefing by the Australian Ambassador to the State of Kuwait; Meeting with the Amir and the Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait; Bayan Palace State Lunch; Amricani Cultural Centre visit; Kuwait Australian Embassy reception; Dinner hosted by Prime Minister of Kuwait
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April 2016

  • 30 April 2016 - Kabul, Afghanistan

    Kabul International Airport; Meeting with the Chief Executive of Afghanistan; Meeting with the President of Afghanistan; Meeting with Commander Resolute Support; Afternoon tea at Headquarters Resolute Support; Visit to Camp Grant
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  • 29 April 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

    Business Breakfast Meeting; Meeting with the Prime Minister of Finland; Meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament of Finland; Arctia Ltd’s ‘Floating Headquarters’ visit
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  • 28 April 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

    Briefing by the Australian Ambassador to Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Estonia; Presidential Palace Welcome Ceremony; Mannerheim Museum visit; City of Helsinki lunch briefing; Commander of the Finnish Defence Force briefing; Hietaniemi Cemetery ceremony; VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland visit; Presidential Palace State Dinner
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  • 27 April 2016 - Paris, France

    Visit to the French Mint; Exhibition of the Lesueur collection; Investiture Ceremony; Farewell lunch with Australian Embassy staff; Roundtable discussion at MEDEF Headquarters
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  • 26 April 2016 - Paris, France

    Meeting with the Mayor of Paris; Visit to the National Library of France; Visit to the Legion of Honour Museum; Archives Event at the Culture Ministry; Meeting with President of the French Republic; State Dinner at the Elysée Palace
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  • 25 April 2016 - Villers-Bretonneux, France; Paris, France

    Australian National Memorial Anzac Day Dawn Service; Villers-Bretonneux Town Breakfast; Meeting with the French Minister of Defence; Villers-Bretonneux Town Service; Rekindling of the Flame ceremony
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  • 24 April 2016 - Amiens, France; Villers-Bretonneux, France

    Adelaide Cemetery Commemorative Ceremony; Lunch and tree planting at Château de Bertangles; Amiens Civic Reception; Guided tour of the Amiens Cathedrale
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  • 23 April 2016 - Paris, France

    Dinner with the Australian Ambassador to France
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  • 22 April 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Australian Embassy Abu Dhabi reception
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  • 21 April 2016 - Bangkok, Thailand

    Birthday message to Her Majesty The Queen; Proclamation; Australian Embassy Bangkok reception; Investiture Ceremony
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  • 18 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Opening of the Second Session of the Forty-Fourth Commonwealth Parliament
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  • 17 April 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Opening of the International Festival of Language and Culture
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  • 16 April 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP visit
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  • 15 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Investiture Ceremonies; Investiture Dinner
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  • 14 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Callers; Australian Electoral Commission visit
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  • 13 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Credentials ceremonies; Lunch for newly accredited Heads of Mission
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  • 12 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    National Archives call; Australian Cancer Research Foundation reception
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  • 10 April 2016 - Melbourne, VIC

    Mary Mackillop Aged Care Centre visit; 75th Anniversary Commemorations of the Battle of Crete; 75th Anniversary Commemorations of the Siege of Tobruk
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  • 9 April 2016 - Melbourne, VIC

    Australian Womensport and Recreation Association call; Richmond Football Club President’s Luncheon, Richmond Tigers v Adelaide Crows
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  • 8 April 2016 - Echuca, VIC

    Official Launch of the M.V. Mary Ann; Port of Echuca Discovery Centre visit; Community Living and Respite Services ‘Number 4’ visit; Berrimba Childcare Centre visit; Shire of Campaspe Civic Reception
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  • 7 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Non-resident Credentials
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  • 3 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Australian Football League ‘Greater Western Sydney GIANTS v Geelong Cats'
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  • 2 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Royal Australian Corps of Military Police Centenary Parade; Super Rugby Union ‘Brumbies v Chiefs’
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March 2016

February 2016

  • 24 February 2016 - 2016 DonateLife Walk

    At Regatta Point, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the President, Gift of Life Inc., Mr David O’Leary, opened and participated in the 2016 DonateLife Walk.
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  • 20 February 2016 - Visit to Armidale, NSW

    At Freeman House, Armidale, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of Acting Chief Executive Officer, St Vincent de Paul Society, Mr David Kelly, viewed the facility and met with staff and clients.
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  • 19 February 2016 - Visits to Armidale and Guyra, NSW

    At the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place, Armidale, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Director, Ms Daisy William, viewed the gallery and walked the bush tucker trail with Indigenous Elders and the Mayor of Armidale, Councillor Herman Beyersdorf.
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  • 18 February 2016 - Visit to Inverell, NSW

    In Inverell, NSW, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal of Macintyre High School, Mr Lindsay Paul, viewed the facilities and met with students, teachers and staff.
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  • 18 February 2016 - Ministerial Swearing-in Ceremony

    At Government House, the Governor-General issues the Instruments of Appointment of Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries to their respective new offices.
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  • 11 February 2016 - Royal Australian Army Medical Corps awards ceremony

    At Government House, the Governor-General, as Colonel-in-Chief, hosted the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps awards ceremony.
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  • 11 February 2016 - Decimal Currency 50th anniversary

    At the Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ross MacDiarmid, attended the 50th anniversary of decimal currency, at which the Governor-General launched the book, 'Inside the Vault: The History and Art of Australian Coinage' by Mr Peter Rees.
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  • 6 February 2016 - Nimmitabel Show opening

    At Nimmitabel, NSW, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of President, Nimmitabel Show Society, Mr John Alcock, attended the 2016 Nimmitabel Show, at which the Governor-General opened the Show.
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  • 4 February 2016 - Cancer Council ACT morning tea

    At Government House, Canberra, Lady Cosgrove, as Patron, and the Governor-General, hosted a morning tea for Cancer Council ACT for World Cancer Day 2016, at which Lady Cosgrove presented the inaugural Ellestan Dusting Cancer Research Bequest Grant to Professor Ross Hannan.
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  • 3 February 2016 - Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation visit

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General received the Secretary General, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, His Excellency Mr Iyad Ameen Madani and his accompanying delegation.
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  • 2 February 2016 - 2016 ABC Heywire Youth Summit afternoon tea

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron-in-Chief of the Federation for Rural and Recreational Renewal, and Lady Cosgrove hosted an afternoon tea for the 2016 ABC Heywire Regional Youth Summit participants.
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January 2016

  • 26 January 2016 - Citizen Ceremony

    At the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Presiding Officer, and Lady Cosgrove, attended an Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.
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  • 26 January 2016 - 2016 Australia Day Celebration

    At Admiralty House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted an ‘Australia Day Celebration’ for students from NSW schools.
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