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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 2015

Governor-General’s Australia Day 2015 Message
Read the Governor-General’s televised message for Australia Day 2015.

26 January 2015

Australia Day 2015 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 2015 Honours List, marking the start of the 40th year of the Australian Honours system.

Program

26 January 2015

Visit to Saudi Arabia following the passing of King Abdullah

25 January 2015

Australia Celebrates event; Proclamation

24 January 2015

Australian of the Year Award Finalists Reception

26 January 2015

In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Governor-General conveyed the condolences of the Australian government and people to the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
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24 January 2015

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception in honour of the 2015 Australian of the Year Award Finalists.
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31 December 2014

At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a New Year’s Eve barbeque for students from Holroyd High School participating in the Beacon program, of which the Governor-General is Patron.
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23 December 2014

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General presided at a ceremony to issue the Oaths and Affirmation of Office and Executive Councillor Oaths to newly appointed Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries.
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