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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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

Earlier, the Governor-General and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as guests of Ms Nicole Wiggins, Director, visited the UnitingCare Canberra City Early Morning Centre to serve breakfast and met with volunteers.

Afterwards, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley received Lieutenant General Peter Leahy AC (Retd), Chair, and Mr Ivan Slavich, CEO, Soldier On.

Later, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley, as guests of Ms Lea McKaskill, Exercise Physiologist, visited Stellar Canberra to view a veterans’ rehabilitation session in Woden.

Then, the Governor-General received Ms Sally Hill, Founder and Director, and Ms Melanie Kilby, Director, National Australia Indonesia Language Awards.

In the evening, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley hosted a Christmas reception for Friends of Government House.