Events

July 2015

  • 31 July 2015

    At Fleet Base East in Sydney, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the HMAS Tobruk Decommissioning Ceremony and reception.
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  • 28 July 2015

    At Government House, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a Ceremonial Welcome for His Excellency Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Her Excellency Mama Salma Kikwete.
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  • 27 July 2015

    In Kingston, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Director, Dr Tony Fleming visited the Australian Antarctic Division, at which the Governor-General participated in a video link to Australian personnel based at Casey Station in Antarctica.
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  • 24 July 2015

    At the Australian War Memorial, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove attended the 2nd Division Centenary Parade, at which the Governor-General reviewed the parade and delivered the Commemorative Address.
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  • 20 July 2015

    At the National Arboretum, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove as guests of ACT Chief Minister, Mr Andrew Barr MLA, planted a tree to officially launch Canberra Tree Week 2015.
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  • 19 July 2015

    At the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of Founding Executive Member, Friends of the 15th Brigade, Mr Lambis Englezos AM attended the 2015 Fromelles Commemorative Service, at which Their Excellencies laid a wreath and the Governor-General made an address.
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  • 18 July 2015

    At Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, the Governor-General, as Patron of Australian Rugby Union, and Lady Cosgrove attended the Australia v South Africa Test Match, at which the Governor-General presented the Nelson Mandela Challenge Plate to the Captain of the Wallabies, Mr Stephen Moore.
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  • 17 July 2015

    At Eagle Farm, Brisbane, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Managing Director, TradeCoast Central Project, Mr Bob Tucker, attended the opening of the Trade Coast Heritage Park Interpretative Centre.
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  • 17 July 2015

    At Parliament House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove attended the National Memorial Service marking the first anniversary of the loss of Flight MH17, at which Their Excellencies laid a wreath and the Governor-General made an address.
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  • 15 July 2015

    At the University of Western Sydney Parramatta South Campus, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of Conference Convenor, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM attended the 2015 ‘Advancing Community Cohesion’ Conference, at which the Governor-General delivered the keynote address.
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  • 12 July 2015

    At the Kings Domain Gardens, Melbourne, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) as Patron-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chairman of the Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Medical Research Foundation, Mr Mike O’Meara, attended the annual Commemorative Service, at which the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove laid a wreath
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  • 11 July 2015

    At the Melbourne Museum, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove as guests of the Chancellor, the Honourable John Fahey AC, attended the Australian Catholic University Presidents’ Roundtable Reception, as part of the 25th General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, at which the Governor-General delivered the keynote address.
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  • 10 July 2015

    At Redfern, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Interim Chief Executive Officer, National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Mr Michael Dillon, attended the NAIDOC Inner City Family and Sports Day.
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  • 10 July 2015

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for Assistance Dogs Australia.
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  • 5 July 2015

    Alongside Vuna Wharf, Nuku’alofa, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a breakfast for international dignitaries and members of the Australian community working and volunteering in Tonga.
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  • 3 July 2015

    At the Ofa Tui’ Amanaki Centre, Tonga, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove as guests of the Secretary General, Tonga Red Cross Society, Mr Sione Taumoefolau, officially opened refurbished buildings which provide care for young children and adults with disabilities.
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  • 2 July 2015

    At Lenakel Hospital, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Acting Administrator, Mr Lui Naling, met with medical staff and viewed Australian funded medical programs and infrastructure refurbishments
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  • 2 July 2015

    The Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Program Director, Ms Inga Mepham, met with representatives of CARE Australia and received a brief on Australia’s response efforts following Cyclone Pam.
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  • 2 July 2015

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Mr Sebastian Larapia, met with students and teachers at Lenakel Harbour View Primary School.
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  • 2 July 2015

    At the Prime Minister’s Office, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, the Honourable Sato Kilman.
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  • 2 July 2015

    At the Vanuatu Women’s Centre, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Coordinator, Ms Merilyn Tahi, met with volunteers and staff, and were briefed on women’s empowerment programs
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  • 2 July 2015

    At Mala Base, Port Vila, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of Acting Commissioner, Vanuatu Police Force, Assistant Commissioner Job Esau and Maritime Surveillance Adviser, Lieutenant Commander Bobby Lewis RAN, met with members of the Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing and viewed an Australian sponsored Pacific Patrol Boat
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  • 1 July 2015

    At the State House, Port Vila, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with the President of Vanuatu, His Excellency Mr Baldwin Jacobson Lonsdale.
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  • 1 July 2015

    At Bauerfield Airport, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a welcome ceremony to commence their visit to Vanuatu.
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June 2015

  • 30 June 2015

    At the Australian War Memorial, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the National President, Major Earle Jennings AM RFD (Retd), attended the Second National Service Scheme 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony at which Their Excellencies laid a wreath and the Governor-General delivered the keynote address.
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  • 26 June 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted an afternoon tea for the Boys’ Brigade at which the Governor-General presented the Queen’s Badge to Mr Isaak Stewart, Mr William Yeo and Mr Joshua James Morris.
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  • 26 June 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for Open Gardens Australia.
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  • 21 June 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted the inaugural ‘National Feast’ dinner for the Agribusiness Council of Australia.
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  • 20 June 2015

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General, and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for Australia for UNHCR to mark World Refugee Day.
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  • 18 June 2015

    At Luna Park, Sydney, the Governor-General, as guest of the NSW Chief Executive Officer, St Vincent de Paul Society, Mr Michael Perusco, attended the ‘Vinnies CEO Sleepout’.
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  • 18 June 2015

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chancellor, the Honourable John Fahey AC, attended the History Showcase Launch, Anniversary Book Launch and Portrait Unveiling, at which the Governor-General launched Dr John Hirst’s book, ‘Australia’s Catholic University: The First Twenty-Five Years’.
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  • 18 June 2015

    At HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove attended the New Entry Officer’s Course 52 Passing out Parade, at which the Governor-General was the Reviewing Officer.
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  • 17 June 2015

    At HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove attended the New Entry Officer’s Course 52 Ceremonial Sunset and reception.
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  • 5 June 2015

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Patron, hosted a morning tea for the Special Olympics Australia 2015 World Games Team.
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  • 3 June 2015

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for Foodbank Australia at which the Governor-General presented the Patron’s Award and acknowledged the Hall of Fame inductee.
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  • 1 June 2015

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for the Beacon Foundation.
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May 2015

  • 30 May 2015

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, Lady Cosgrove, as Patron, and the Governor-General, hosted a reception for the Partners of Veterans’ Association of Australia at which the Australian Military Wives Choir performed.
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  • 28 May 2015

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove hosted the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust scholarship presentation ceremony.
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  • 28 May 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a Ceremonial Welcome for Their Excellencies, Lieutenant General the Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand, and Lady Janine Mateparae.
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  • 28 May 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a ceremony at which the Governor-General issued the oath of office to the Honourable Michael Keenan MP as Minister for Justice and appointed him to administer the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Attorney-General’s Department; and issued the oath of office to Senator the Honourable Concetta Fierravanti-Wells as Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services and appointed her to administer the Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Social Services.
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  • 26 May 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove, hosted an afternoon tea for the dancers and artistic staff of The Australian Ballet.
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  • 26 May 2015

    At Ayres Rock Resort, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove, accompanied by the Governor-General of New Zealand, His Excellency Lieutenant General the Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae, visited the National Indigenous Training Academy at Yulara.
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  • 25 May 2015

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, accompanied by the Governor-General of New Zealand, His Excellency Lieutenant General the Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae; and the Administrator of the Northern Territory, His Honour the Honourable John Hardy OAM and Mrs Marie Hardy, visited the Uluru-Kata National Park Cultural Centre and the Mutitjulu Waterhole.
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  • 25 May 2015

    At Clare Holland House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), as guest of the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Liz Callaghan, attended a morning tea with staff, residents and volunteers in recognition of National Palliative Care Week.
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  • 21 May 2015

    At the National Library of Australia, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chair of the Council, Mr Ryan Stokes and the Director-General, Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, attended the opening of ‘Revealing the Rothschild Prayer Book’ exhibition.
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  • 21 May 2015

    At Government House, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, hosted an afternoon tea for the Defence Special Needs Support Group, at which the Governor-General recognised 21 years of support and thanked the volunteer coordinators.
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  • 21 May 2015

    At Radio 1RPH, Canberra, the Governor-General, as guest of the President, Ms Lorraine Litster, broadcast content for print handicap listeners in the Canberra – Wagga – Junee areas.
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  • 18 May 2015

    At Admiralty House, the Governor-General hosted an afternoon tea for the Gurkha Welfare Trust Fund Australia.
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  • 18 May 2015

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for the Westfield Matildas, at which the Co-Captains were announced for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
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  • 16 May 2015

    At Australian Technology Park, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Patron of Ronald McDonald House Charities, attended the Sydney Telethon, at which he received phone calls from members of the public pledging support.
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  • 15 May 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General met with delegates of the 2015 Rotary Adventure in Citizenship program.
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  • 15 May 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea to thank Australian War Memorial and Department of Veterans’ Affairs staff involved in ANZAC Day Centenary commemorations.
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  • 14 May 2015

    At Government House, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception to launch the Aboriginal Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Foundation.
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  • 12 May 2015

    At Cairns State High School, Cairns, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Ms Angela Toppin, viewed refurbished classrooms and met with staff and students.
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  • 12 May 2015

    At HMAS Cairns, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove, received an operational brief and base overview from the Commanding Officer, Commander Carl Capper RAN.
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  • 12 May 2015

    At TAFE North Cairns Campus, Cairns, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited the Defence Indigenous Development Program and met with staff and Indigenous Recruits.
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  • 11 May 2015

    At James Cook University, Cairns, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chancellor, Lieutenant General John Grey AC, visited university facilities, received briefings on current research and met with staff.
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  • 11 May 2015

    In Cairns, Queensland, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chairman, Mr Bruce Glanville, opened the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park's extended buildings.
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  • 11 May 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove, hosted a morning tea on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of Radio 1RPH.
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  • 9 May 2015

    At the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove, attended the Indigenous Marathon Project’s 2015 First Camp.
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  • 8 May 2015

    At Rooty Hill Returned and Services League, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, and Lady Cosgrove, attended the launch of the Salvation Army 2015 Red Shield Appeal.
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  • 8 May 2015

    At Westmead Children's Hospital, the Governor-General, as Patron of Cystic Fibrosis Australia, and Lady Cosgrove, visited the Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Centre and met with staff, families and patients.
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  • 7 May 2015

    His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, receives a farewell call from His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales at Admiralty House, Sydney.
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  • 4 May 2015

    At the National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Proprietors, Mr Richard and Mrs Maureen Tindale, attended the opening of the Jamala Wildlife Lodge.
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  • 3 May 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove hosted the ‘Sunday Dreaming’ Picnic in aid of the Canberra Medical Society and John Curtin Medical Research Foundation.
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  • 1 May 2015

    At the National Emergency Services Memorial, Canberra, the Governor-General, and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of CEO, Mr Stuart Ellis AM, attended the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council Memorial Service, at which the Governor-General presented medallions to family members of Fire and Emergency Services personnel who lost their lives in the service of the community, and together with Lady Cosgrove, laid a wreath at the memorial.
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April 2015

  • 25 April 2015

    At the Australian War Memorial, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove accompanied by Their Excellencies the Governor-General of New Zealand and Lady Mateparae, viewed the First World War Galleries and attended the Anzac Day Last Post Ceremony.
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  • 25 April 2015

    At the Australian War Memorial, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the National ANZAC Day Commemoration Service, at which the Governor-General delivered the Commemorative Address and reviewed the veterans march, and together with Lady Cosgrove, laid a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance and floral tributes at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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  • 25 April 2015

    At Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Governor-General of New Zealand, His Excellency, Lieutenant General the Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM QSO, attended the National ANZAC Day Dawn Service, at which the Governor-General delivered an address, and together with Lady Cosgrove, laid wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior and Australian Memorial.
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  • 24 April 2015

    At the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited the Australian Memorial hosted by the Chief Executive of Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Mr Lewis Holden, and laid poppies at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
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  • 24 April 2015

    At Westpac Stadium, Wellington, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a St Kilda Football Club open training session hosted by the Strategic Projects Manager, Mr Ben Davies, at which the Governor-General met supporters and addressed players, coaches and support staff.
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  • 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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