On Thursday 9 February 2017, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), presided at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.
Earlier, the Governor-General hosted a ceremony at which the Governor-General issued the Affirmation of Office to the First Assistant Secretary of the Cabinet Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Ms Yael Cass.
Later, the Governor-General, as Patron, received the Chairman, Mr Colin Galbraith AM, and the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Sally Moyle of CARE Australia.
In the afternoon, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a lunch for the Australian Defence Force Service Warrant Officers. Guests included; Warrant Officer Class One Donald Spinks OAM and Ms Jennifer Pereira; Warrant Officer Robert Swanwick and Mrs Lisa Swanwick; and Warrant Officer Gary Wight and Ms Michelle Barker.
Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from Crookwell High School, NSW, as they undertook a tour of Government House, as part of their visit to Canberra.