On Thursday 27 July 2017, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), presided at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.
Afterwards, the Governor-General received the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, His Excellency Mr Pawel Milewski.
In the afternoon, the Governor-General hosted a swearing-in ceremony to issue the Instrument of Appointment and the Oath of Office to the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, the Honourable Barnaby Joyce MP.
Later, the Governor-General received the High Commissioner for Malaysia, His Excellency Mr Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from schools in the Barambah Region, QLD; and, Genesis Christian College, QLD; as they undertook a tour of Government House, as part of their visit to Canberra.