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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

12 April 2014

Statement - Inaccurate reporting in News Limited newspapers
An article in today's News Limited newspapers titled "G-G's bid to relieve flood pain backfires" (page 5 of The Daily Telegraph and syndicated in some other states) makes certain claims about the Governor-General's involvement in Australia's response to flooding in Solomon Islands. These claims are factually incorrect and without foundation.

Program

23 April 2014

Visit to Horsham

22 April 2014

AIATSIS visit; Call by Their Majesties The King and Queen of Tonga; Visit to Russell offices

20 April 2014

Arrival of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge

17 April 2014

Caller; Afghanistan Exhibition

24 April 2014

The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove host a Reception for young Australians in honour of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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23 April 2014

At the Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Manager, Mr Paul Christopher, met with local farmers during sale day.
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22 April 2014

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove received Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u of Tonga.
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22 April 2014

At the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Mr Russell Taylor, visited the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in recognition of the institute’s 50th anniversary.
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