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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove

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to the official website of the Governor-General,
His Excellency General the Honourable
Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Since 1901, the Governor-General has played an important role in Australian national life.  This website provides information about the Governor-General’s constitutional, ceremonial and community responsibilities, and his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force.  You will also find information about the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General, including the Honours and Awards Secretariat, and details of the Governor-General’s program, photographs, speeches and media releases.
 

Announcement

25 July 2014

A message from Her Majesty The Queen to the Governor-General.
Her Majesty The Queen expresses her deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of all those touched by the Flight MH17 air disaster.

24 July 2014

Governor-General attends repatriation ceremony for victims of MH17 air disaster
The Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove attended a repatriation ceremony for victims of the MH17 air disaster, at Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands on Wednesday, 23 July (local time).

Program

27 July 2014

Visit to Belgium

26 July 2014

Visit to the Netherlands

25 July 2014

Visit to the Netherlands

28 July 2014

At Harelbeke, Polygon Wood cemetery and Tyne Cot cemetery, in Belgium, in recognition of the centenary of the start of World War I, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove laid commemorative crosses at the graves of Australian military personnel.
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25 July 2014

At Amsterdam Airport, Schiphol, the Netherlands, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, representing all Australians, laid a wreath at a makeshift memorial for the victims of the MH17 air disaster.
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24 July 2014

At The Hague in the Netherlands, the Governor-General met with His Excellency Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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23 July 2014

The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, representing all Australians, join dignitaries to officially receive the first caskets of the victims of the MH17 air disaster, at a repatriation ceremony at Eindhoven Air Force Base in the Netherlands.
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