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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

On Wednesday 6 May 2020, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), as Patron, participated in a podcast with Cr Paul Sladdin, Chairman, for the Australian Men’s Shed Association.

Afterwards, the Governor-General, as Patron, received a call from Ms Leonie Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, The Deaf Society, to discuss the impact of COVID-19.

Later, the Governor-General and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley recorded video messages to mark significant upcoming events, including: Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan; International Nurses Day; Reconciliation Week, and National Palliative Care Week.

Then, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley recorded video interviews to discuss bushfire-affected areas and mental health