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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

18 July 2014

Governor-General expresses shock and sadness at Malaysia Airlines air disaster
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) has said that Australians everywhere are waking up today to news of the air disaster involving Malaysia Airlines in Ukraine.

Program

21 July 2014

State Funeral for the late the Honourable Peter Underwood AC

20 July 2014

Saint Mary’s Cathedral MH17 Memorial Service

18 July 2014

Visit to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

17 July 2014

Opening Night of Bangarra Dance Theatre’s ‘Patyegarang’; Reception for spouses of Heads of Mission of the Diplomatic Corps

22 July 2014

At Parliament House, Canberra, the Governor-General joined the Prime Minister, other dignitaries and members of the public for a ceremony to mark the signing of a Condolence Book for the victims of Flight MH17.
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10 July 2014

As inaugural Patrons of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC), and on the occasion of NAIDOC Week, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for AILC staff and alumni.
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8 July 2014

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove welcomed the Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, and Mrs Abe.
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7 July 2014

At Parliament House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General administered the oath or affirmation of allegiance to new Senators.
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