Governor-General’s Program

June 2017

  • 23 June 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 22 June 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Call by the Prime Minister; Leadership Ballarat and Western Region afternoon tea; Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre graduation dinner
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  • 21 June 2017 - Port Vila, Vanuatu; Canberra, ACT

    State funeral service for the late Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Lonsdale
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  • 20 June 2017 - Canberra, ACT; Port Vila, Vanuatu

    Federal Executive Council; Proclamation; Republic of Vanuatu arrival
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  • 19 June 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly opening; Retired General’s afternoon tea
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  • 17 June 2017 - Cloncurry, QLD; Brisbane, QLD

    Cloncurry town visit; Cloncurry District Show Pavilion opening; Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final
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  • 16 June 2017 - Mount Isa, QLD; Cloncurry, QLD

    Mount Isa civic reception; Mount Isa School of the Air visit; 51st Battalion Far North Queensland Regiment visit; Mount Isa Royal Flying Doctor Service visit; Cloncurry civic reception
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  • 15 June 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Graduates and Trainees morning tea; Official welcome at the National Council of Women of Australia Conference; Ambassadors and Directors of Legacy Australia afternoon tea
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  • 14 June 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 13 June 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    2017 Men’s Health Week launch
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  • 10 June 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    2017 Trooping of the Queens Colour
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  • 8 June 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers
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  • 7 June 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    2018 Sydney Invictus Games launch; 2017 Invictus Games reception; Investiture Ceremony; Lunch with His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales KCVO
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  • 6 June 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Villaggio Sant’ Antonio aged care facility visit; Farewell Dinner
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  • 5 June 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    School Tour
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  • 3 June 2017 - Christchurch, NZ; Stewart Island, NZ; Ulva Island, NZ; Invercargill, NZ

    Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial visit; Department of Conservation briefing; Ulva Island visit; Stewart Island visit; Farewell Ceremony
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  • 2 June 2017 - Auckland, NZ; Kaikoura, NZ; Christchurch, NZ

    Trans-Tasman Business Circle breakfast; visit with Kaikoura earthquake first responders; Takahanga Marae Powhiri; International Antarctic Centre visit; Investiture Ceremony; High Commission in New Zealand dinner
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  • 1 June 2017 - Wellington, NZ; Auckland, NZ

    Ceremonial welcome; Great War Exhibition visit; New Zealand Hall of Memories visit; Australian War Memorial visit; National Library of New Zealand visit; Investiture Ceremony; State Lunch; Papakura Military Camp visit; Dinner with the Governor-General of New Zealand
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May 2017

  • 31 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT; Wellington, NZ

    National Boer War Memorial dedication ceremony; Proclamation; New Zealand welcome ceremony; Meeting with the Governor-General of New Zealand; Dinner with the Governor-General of New Zealand
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  • 30 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 29 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Indian National Defence College reception
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  • 28 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Australian String Quartet ‘Migration’ performance; Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters National Rugby League match
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  • 27 May 2017 - Melbourne, VIC

    Ronald McDonald House Monash family room launch; Australian Football League Dreamtime at the ‘G match
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  • 26 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    National Indigenous Youth Parliament reception
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  • 25 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT;

    British High Commission memorial service; Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch for the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
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  • 24 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT; Sydney, NSW

    2017 National Simultaneous Storytime; Indonesian Australian Alumni Association (IKAHAN) lunch; 2017 Africa Day reception
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  • 23 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program visit; Address in Reply; Call by the Prime Minister
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  • 21 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    National Palliative Care Week morning tea
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  • 20 May 2017 - Dili, Timor-Leste

    Meeting with the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste; Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste farewell ceremony
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  • 19 May 2017 - Dili, Timor-Leste

    Proclamation; Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste welcome ceremony; Australian Embassy staff reception; President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste official dinner; Presidential Inauguration Ceremony
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  • 18 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Friends of the Australian National University School of Music reception
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  • 17 May 2017 - Perth, WA

    St George's Cathedral visit; Burt Memorial Hall 100th anniversary celebration; 6th Latin American Down Under Mining Conference; Balga Girls Academy official opening
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  • 16 May 2017 - Exmouth, WA

    Harold E Holt Naval Communication Station visit; Vlamingh Head Lighthouse visit; Exmouth District Youth Groups morning tea; Mrs Mac’s Shed visit; Exmouth District Emergency Services volunteers meeting
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  • 15 May 2017 - Exmouth, WA

    Ningaloo Vision Floating Production and Storage Offtake facility visit; Exmouth civic reception
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  • 13 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Investiture Ceremony and reception
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  • 12 May 2017 - Launceston, TAS; Bicheno, TAS; Swansea, TAS; Orford, Tas

    Campbell Town District High School visit; Bicheno community reception; East Coast Heritage Museum visit; Swansea community reception; 2017 Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Towns awards dinner
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  • 11 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand open day launch; BlazeAid presentation ceremony; Canberra Diplomatic Corps reception
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  • 10 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Farewell Dinner
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  • 9 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    2017 ACT Nurses Remembrance and Thanksgiving Ceremony
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  • 8 May 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    2017 World Ovarian Cancer Day Leaders Lunch
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  • 7 May 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    Knox Grammar School ANZAC Day service and parade; 2017 UN Global Road Safety Week launch
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  • 6 May 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    League of Ancient Mariners lunch
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  • 5 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Rugby League’s ANZAC Test match
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  • 4 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra book reading
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  • 3 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council
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  • 2 May 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Investiture Ceremony for the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem
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  • 1 May 2017 - Townsville, QLD

    75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea Dawn Service; HMAS Choules visit; 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service
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April 2017

  • 28 April 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Investiture Ceremonies; Investiture Dinner
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  • 27 April 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 26 April 2017 - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Gurney, Alotau, Papua New Guinea

    Australian-funded HIV/AIDS Clinic visit; Milne Bay Ceremonial Welcome; Turnbull Field Memorial visit; Milne Bay Memorial visit; French Victoria Cross Memorial visit; Alotau community lunch; Safe Motherhood Intervention Project visit; Milne Bay Ceremonial Farewell; Port Moresby Ceremonial Farewell
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  • 25 April 2017 - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Isurava, Papua New Guinea; Kokoda, Papua New Guinea

    ANZAC Day dawn service; Isurava Memorial; Kokoda visit; Australia Awards Scholarship presentation; Mixed netball exhibition match; Australian High Commissioner reception; Dinner for Australian High Commission staff
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  • 24 April 2017 - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    Proclamation; Ceremonial welcome; Meeting with the Governor-General of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea; Squadron Leader John Jackson medals presentation; Bomana War Cemetery visit; Meeting with the Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea; Meeting with Australian Federal Police Legacy trekkers; State Dinner
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  • 23 April 2017 - Brisbane, QLD

    The Royal Humane Society of Australasia 2016 Clarke Gold Medal presentation ceremony
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  • 22 April 2017 - Sydney, NSW; Brisbane, QLD

    Call from the Vice President of the United States; Lunchtime reception in honour of the Vice President of the United States; Citizenship ceremony; Order of Australia Association's annual dinner and Foundation Awards presentations
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  • 21 April 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    2017 Super Rugby Season Waratahs v Southern Kings match
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  • 20 April 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Alzheimer's Australia ACT morning tea; Lunch
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  • 18 April 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    National Trusts of Australia reception
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  • 15 April 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    GWS Giants v Port Adelaide match
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  • 13 April 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council
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  • 12 April 2017 - Tweed Heads, QLD; Murwillumbah, QLD

    Funeral service for the late Stephanie King and her children Ella Jane and Jacob; Murwillumbah Flood Recovery Centre visit
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  • 11 April 2017 - Eden, NSW; Merimbula, NSW

    Eden Killer Whale Museum visit; Eden Child Care Centre visit; Bega Regional Learning Centre visit; Merimbula Wharf Restaurant reception
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  • 10 April 2017 - Tathra, NSW; Bega, NSW; Pambula, NSW; Eden, NSW

    Tathra Wharf visit; Bega Cheese Heritage Centre visit; Bega Valley civic reception; Imlay House visit; Bundian Way visit
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  • 8 April 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show opening
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  • 7 April 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch for the President of the Republic of Nauru
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  • 6 April 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Variety Victoria Brat’s Bash afternoon tea
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  • 5 April 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Departure from Australia of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, His Excellency Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani; Arrival to Australia of the President of Nauru, His Excellency the Honourable Baron Waqa
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  • 4 April 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Flanders Fields Memorial Garden dedication; Canberra Institute of Technology visit
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  • 3 April 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch for the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; News Corps Australia ANZAC Coin collection launch
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  • 2 April 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    Nepean Men’s Shed visit; Sydney International Rowing Regatta, King’s and Queen’s cups awards presentation
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  • 1 April 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    Investiture Ceremony; Assistance Dogs Australia Morning Tea; Royal Randwick Races
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March 2017

  • 31 March 2017 - Hamilton Island, QLD; Proserpine, QLD; Bowen, QLD; Sydney, NSW

    Visit to Hamilton Island, Proserpine and Bowen following Tropical Cyclone Debbie; Lung Foundation Australia reception
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  • 30 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games diplomatic briefing for the Commonwealth High Commissions
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  • 29 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers
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  • 28 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Call by the Chair of the International Humanitarian City in the United Arab Emirates and spouse of the Vice President, Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Call by the Chief of the Defence Staff of France; Global Heads of Mission reception.
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  • 27 March 2017 - Gold Coast, QLD; Sydney, NSW

    Commonwealth Games Corporation Headquarters visit; Rotary Club of Southport’s Malaria Vaccine Project launch; Special Olympics World Winter Games reception
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  • 26 March 2017 - Goondiwindi, QLD

    St Mary’s Church Sunday service; Goondiwindi Regional Civic Centre visit; PCYC Goondiwindi visit; Kaloma Home for the Aged visit
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  • 25 March 2017 - Warwick, QLD; Stanthorpe, QLD; Inglewood, QLD; Goondiwindi, QLD

    Warwick Wolves Football Development Academy visit; Australian Vinegar Innovation Centre opening; Stanthorpe Civic Centre opening; Stanthorpe civic reception; Lions Club of Stanthorpe’s Memorial Wall dedication; Inglewood Multipurpose Health Service visit; Goondiwindi civic reception
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  • 24 March 2017 - Enoggera, QLD; Grandchester, QLD; Aratula, QLD; Warwick, QLD

    Royal Australian Regiment memorial opening; Hidden Vale UQ Wildlife Centre opening; Aratula State School visit; 150th Warwick Annual Show opening
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  • 23 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; DreamCricket Gala Day opening; Lunch in honour of the Vice-President of the Argentine Republic; Call by the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China
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  • 22 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Kookaburra Kids Program launch
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  • 21 March 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    Harmony Day lunch
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  • 18 March 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    2017 Super Rugby match
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  • 16 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    2017 National Schools Constitutional Convention reception
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  • 15 March 2017 - Brisbane, QLD

    Funeral for the late Neil Weekes AM MC; Meeting with Commander 1st Division
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  • 10 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Memorial service; National Gallery of Australia Foundation reception
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  • 9 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council
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  • 8 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 7 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers
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  • 6 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers
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  • 5 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    2017 Black Opal Stakes race day
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  • 3 March 2017 - Melbourne, VIC

    2017 John Monash Scholars presentation ceremony; 2017 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition
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  • 2 March 2017 - Melbourne, VIC

    Spear of Fame visit; Camberwell Grammar School Chapel and Sports Centre opening; Trinity College Gateway Building opening
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  • 1 March 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Gift of Life’s DonateLife Walk; Credentials ceremonies; Lunch for newly accredited Heads of Mission
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February 2017

  • 28 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT; Carwoola, NSW

    Tree planting ceremony; visit to responders of the Carwoola fires
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  • 27 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Unveiling of the ACT War Widow’s Guild of Australia commemorative window; Investiture ceremony
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  • 26 February 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch for the President of the Republic of Indonesia
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  • 25 February 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    President of the Republic of Indonesia arrival
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  • 24 February 2017 - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    Proclamation; Independent State of Papua New Guinea arrival; State funeral service for the late Sir Michael Ogio GCMG CBE; Meeting with the Australian High Commissioner to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea
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  • 23 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Memorial service
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  • 22 February 2017 - Sydney, NSW; Canberra, ACT

    Call by the Prime Minister of the State of Israel; High Commission of Papua New Guinea call
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  • 21 February 2017 - Darwin, NT

    Charles Darwin University visit
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  • 20 February 2017 - Bathurst Island, NT

    Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic Primary School visit; Patakijiyali Museum visit; Bathurst Island civic reception; Nguiu Medical Clinic visit; Tiwi Design Art Centre visit; Calvary Aged Care Facility visit; Tiwi Islands Football League competition game
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  • 19 February 2017 - Darwin, NT

    75th USS Peary Memorial service; 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin commemoration; 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin lunch; Investiture Ceremony; Darwin civic reception
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  • 18 February 2017 - Darwin, NT

    Darwin Military Museum visit; Dinner with the Administrator of the Northern Territory
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  • 17 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Farewell lunch for the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps; Investiture Ceremony
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  • 16 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers
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  • 15 February 2017 - Ballarat, VIC; Canberra, ACT

    Garden of the Grieving Mother opening; 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore commemoration ceremony; Ballarat Specialist School visit; 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore reception; Federation University Australia visit; Prime Minister’s XI versus Sri Lanka T20 cricket match
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  • 14 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    2017 Lord’s Taverners ACT dinner
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  • 13 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust presentation ceremony
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  • 9 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Swearing-in-Ceremony; Australian Defence Force Service Warrant Officers lunch.
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  • 8 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    School Tour
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  • 7 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    2017 ABC Heywire Youth Summit afternoon tea
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  • 6 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Reception dinner for Senators and Members of the House of Representatives
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  • 5 February 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Sydney men’s finals
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  • 4 February 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Sydney women’s finals
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  • 3 February 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    2RPH radio station visit; Garvan Institute of Medical Research visit; Children’s Cancer Institute and Sydney Children’s Hospital visit; Chris O’Brien Lifehouse visit
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  • 2 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT; Sydney, NSW

    Randwick Ronald McDonald House visit
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  • 1 February 2017 - Canberra, ACT; Melbourne, VIC

    2017 Super Rugby Brumbies season launch; Murdoch Children’s Research Institute 30th anniversary lunch
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January 2017

  • 30 January 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Launch of ‘The Navy and the Nation’ essay; Chief Justice of Australia Swearing-In ceremony; Farewell dinner
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  • 29 January 2017 - Tamworth, NSW

    Billabong Clubhouse visit
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  • 28 January 2017 - Tamworth, NSW

    Tamworth Regional Council civic reception; Lunch; Tamworth Music Festival Peel Street Walk; Australian Country Music Hall of Fame visit; 45th Country Music Awards of Australia 2017
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  • 26 January 2017 - Canberra, ACT; Melbourne, VIC

    National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony; Royal Children’s Hospital visit; Investiture ceremony; 2017 Australian Open Men’s Semi Final
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  • 24 January 2017 - Canberra, ACT

    Call by the Prime Minister; Ministerial Swearing-In ceremony; Australian of the Year Awards 2017 finalists reception
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  • 20 January 2017 - Clear Island Waters, QLD; Benowa, QLD

    Service for the late Thomas Muggleton MBE, Meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
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  • 5 January 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    Day Three of the Commonwealth Bank Test Match Australia v Pakistan
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  • 3 January 2017 - Sydney, NSW

    Day One of the Commonwealth Bank Test Match Australia v Pakistan
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