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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

31 October 2014

Annual Report 2013-2014
The Annual Report 2013-2014 for The Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General is now available.

Program

20 November 2014

Morning tea for ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund; Royal Australian Regiment Foundation annual dinner

19 November 2014

Caller

18 November 2014

Wreathlaying ceremony with the Prime Minister of India; Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch for the President of the French Republic

17 November 2014

Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch for the President of the People’s Republic of China

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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18 November 2014

At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a State Lunch in honour of the President of the French Republic, Mr François Hollande.
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18 November 2014

At Fleet Steps, Sydney, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a Ceremonial Welcome for the President of the French Republic, Mr François Hollande.
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18 November 2014

At the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, the Governor-General attended a wreath laying ceremony with the Prime Minister of India, the Honourable Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister, the Honourable Tony Abbott MP.
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