Canberra, ACT

23 March 2017

On Thursday 23 March 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 received the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC and the Official Secretary to the Governor of South Australia, Mr Hugh Borrowman.

Afterwards, at Kingston Oval, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove opened the DreamCricket Gala Day.

Later, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General received the Australian Ambassador to the Argentine Republic, Mr Noel Campbell.

Then, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, hosted a lunch for the Vice-President of the Argentine Republic in her role as the President of the Argentine Senate, Ms Marta Gabriela Michetti. Guests included: Ms Anne Baly; Mr Paul Bradley; Mr Noel Campbell; Mr Martín Etchegoyen; His Excellency Dr Hugo Gobbi and Dr Beatriz Mollerach De Gobbi; Mr Brett Hackett; Ms Patricia Holmes; Mr Daniel Meilán; Ms Gabriela Michetti; Mr Ricardo Negri; Mr Juan Procaccini; Mr Pablo Quirno; Ms Belinda Robinson; Ms Ariel Sigal; and Ambassador Pedro Raul Villagra Delgado.

In the afternoon, the Governor-General received the Denmark Returned and Services League’s 2017 Youth Achievement Award recipient, Miss Ebony Thompson and her Father, Mr Craig Thompson.

Afterwards, the Governor-General received the Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Ms Jan Adams.

Later, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove received the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Li Keqiang and Madame Cheng Hong.

Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from the City of Casey, VIC; and Henderson College, VIC, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.