On Monday 21 August 2017, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), received the Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Mr Peter Tesch.
Afterwards, the Governor-General received the Ambassador of the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Mr Daniel Carvallo.
Later, the Governor-General received the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand, His Excellency Mr Chirachai Punkrasin.
In the evening, at Old Parliament House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as guest speaker, and Lady Cosgrove attended the 2017 Variety the Children’s Charity Victoria Bash dinner.
Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from Atwell College, WA, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.
Then, at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Governor-General was represented at the State Memorial Service for the late Betty Cuthbert AM MBE, by Honorary Aide-de-Camp, Group Captain Karon Millett ADC.