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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

29 June 2015

Governor-General joins Facebook
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), today became the first Australian Governor-General to join Facebook.

26 June 2015

Governor-General to visit aid workers in Vanuatu and attend Coronation of His Majesty King Tupou VI in Tonga
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove will pay tribute to the contributions of Australians involved in the Cyclone Pam recovery efforts during a visit to Vanuatu from 1 to 2 July.

Program

5 July 2015

Visit to Tonga

4 July 2015

Visit to Tonga; Coronation of His Majesty King Tupou VI

3 July 2015

Visit to Tonga

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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