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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; Sydney, New South Wales

On Thursday 31 August 2023, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) presided over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.

Afterwards, the Governor-General and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley hosted a morning tea for ACT School Choir, in recognition of National Wattle Day.

Later, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley received Antarctic Explorers Dr Gareth Andrews, Mrs Andrea Andrews, Dr Richard Stephenson, and Mr Mark Richardson; as well as Mr Neville Tomkins OAM JP, Chief Commissioner, Scouts New South Wales.

In the afternoon, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley travelled from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, to Sydney, New South Wales.

In the evening, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley, as guests of Mr Roland Gridiger OAM, Chief Executive Officer, attended the 2023 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition Finals Concert.