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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

On Thursday 5 September 2019, at Government House, Canberra, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) presided at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.

Afterwards, the Governor-General received Ms Lyndall Sachs, Ambassador-Designate to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Later, Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, as guest speaker, attended the Annual Spring Luncheon for the Defence Widows Group, at the Yowani Golf Club, Lyneham.

In the evening, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley hosted a ceremony where they presented the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal to staff of Aspen Medical involved in Australia’s response to the West Africa Ebola crisis.

Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from Julia Creek State School and Mary Immaculate Primary School, Queensland, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.