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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove

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to the official website of the Governor-General,
His Excellency General the Honourable
Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Since 1901, the Governor-General has played an important role in Australian national life.  This website provides information about the Governor-General’s constitutional, ceremonial and community responsibilities, and his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force.  You will also find information about the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General, including the Honours and Awards Secretariat, and details of the Governor-General’s program, photographs, speeches and media releases.
 

Announcement

11 February 2016

Media Advisory: Visit to the New England region, NSW
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove will visit Inverell, Guyra and Armidale between 18 and 20 February.

Program

12 February 2016

Investiture ceremony; Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

11 February 2016

Federal Executive Council; Decimal Currency 50th anniversary; Royal Australian Army Medical Corps awards ceremony

9 February 2016

Dinner

8 February 2016

Legacy Club of Canberra annual reception

6 February 2016

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

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

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

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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