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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

On Thursday 19 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 and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, as guests of Ms Daryl Karp AM, Director, visited and met with staff at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra.

Later, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley received representatives of Integra Service Dogs Australia, including Brigadier Mark Holmes AM MVO (Retd), Chair; Mr Ken Lloyd OAM, Co-Founder; Mr Ben Johnson, Co-Founder; and Mrs Vivianne Johnson, Member.

Then, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley hosted a reception to receive the Address-in-Reply from the Senate.

In the evening, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley, as guests of Mr Richard Rolfe AM, attended the FIBA Asia Cup Warm-Up basketball match between the Australian Opals and China at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from Wyrallah Road Public School, Lismore, New South Wales, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.