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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

29 June 2015

Governor-General joins Facebook
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), today became the first Australian Governor-General to join Facebook.

26 June 2015

Governor-General to visit aid workers in Vanuatu and attend Coronation of His Majesty King Tupou VI in Tonga
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove will pay tribute to the contributions of Australians involved in the Cyclone Pam recovery efforts during a visit to Vanuatu from 1 to 2 July.

Program

7 July 2015

Farewell lunch for the Regimental Sergeant Major - Army; NAIDOC week Flag Raising ceremony

6 July 2015

Callers

5 July 2015

Visit to Tonga

5 July 2015

Alongside Vuna Wharf, Nuku’alofa, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a breakfast for international dignitaries and members of the Australian community working and volunteering in Tonga.
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3 July 2015

At the Ofa Tui’ Amanaki Centre, Tonga, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove as guests of the Secretary General, Tonga Red Cross Society, Mr Sione Taumoefolau, officially opened refurbished buildings which provide care for young children and adults with disabilities.
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2 July 2015

At Lenakel Hospital, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Acting Administrator, Mr Lui Naling, met with medical staff and viewed Australian funded medical programs and infrastructure refurbishments
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2 July 2015

The Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Program Director, Ms Inga Mepham, met with representatives of CARE Australia and received a brief on Australia’s response efforts following Cyclone Pam.
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