Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
On Tuesday 31 March 2020, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), spoke with Councillor Amanda Findley, Mayor, Shoalhaven City Council, via telephone regarding the impacts of bushfires and COVID-19 on the community.
Afterwards, the Governor-General spoke with Councillor Michael Pengilly, Mayor, Kangaroo Island Council, via telephone regarding the impacts of bushfires and COVID-19 on the community.
Later, the Governor-General, as Patron, spoke with Mr Stephen Moss, Director, Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on the organisation.
Then, the Governor-General spoke with Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, regarding the 2019-2020 bushfire season.
Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley also spoke with senior representatives of her patronages regarding the impact of COVID-19. This included telephone calls with Ms Bronwyn Hendy, Musical Director, Good Life Chorus; and Mrs Christine Lamb, Convener, Defence Widows Group.