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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

26 January 2016

Australia Day 2016 Honours Lists
The Governor-General has announced the recipients of the Australia Day 2016 Honours List

26 January 2016

Media Release: The Australia Day 2016 Honours List
The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has approved awards announced today in the Australia Day 2016 Honours List.

25 January 2016

Media Release: Governor-General breaks with tradition on Australia Day
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has decided to give some young Australians the opportunity to voice their thoughts in this year’s national Australia Day address.

Program

6 February 2016

Nimmitabel Show opening

4 February 2016

Cancer Council ACT morning tea

4 February 2016

At Government House, Canberra, Lady Cosgrove, as Patron, and the Governor-General, hosted a morning tea for Cancer Council ACT for World Cancer Day 2016, at which Lady Cosgrove presented the inaugural Ellestan Dusting Cancer Research Bequest Grant to Professor Ross Hannan.
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3 February 2016

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General received the Secretary General, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, His Excellency Mr Iyad Ameen Madani and his accompanying delegation.
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2 February 2016

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron-in-Chief of the Federation for Rural and Recreational Renewal, and Lady Cosgrove hosted an afternoon tea for the 2016 ABC Heywire Regional Youth Summit participants.
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26 January 2016

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Presiding Officer, and Lady Cosgrove, attended an Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.
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