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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

27 November 2014

Governor-General’s condolences on the passing of Phillip Hughes
Lynne and I extend our deepest sympathies to the family and teammates of cricketer Phillip Hughes who tragically passed away today. Phillip Hughes will be remembered for his extraordinary talent, his unassuming nature and his commitment to the game of cricket. We join all Australians in extending our heartfelt condolences to the Hughes family and to Phillip’s teammates at all levels of the game at this sad time.

Program

27 November 2014

Federal Executive Council; Australian Thanksgiving Lunch; The Long Way Home screening

26 November 2014

Call by the Prime Minister; Canberra Council Save the Children Australia Reception; Dinner in honour of His Excellency Archbishop Dominique Mamberti

25 November 2014

Australian Defence College reception

24 November 2014

Police Commissioners Stand Together Against Violence on Women and Their Children; Farewell dinner in honour of Dr Ian Watt AO

27 November 2014

At the Exodus Foundation’s Loaves and Fishes Restaurant, Ashfield, the Governor-General joined guests for a Thanksgiving Lunch.
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24 November 2014

At the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, Lady Cosgrove, as Patron of the Friends of the Gardens, officially opened the new Asteraceae Garden, dedicated to native Australian daisies.
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24 November 2014

As Patron-in-Chief of Our Watch and on the eve of White Ribbon Day, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove joined Police Commissioners from across Australia and the New Zealand Police Commissioner at Parliament House, Canberra, to Stand Together against Violence on Women and Children.
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22 November 2014

At the Adaminaby Race Course, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the 150th Adaminaby Races, which were officially opened by the Governor-General.
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