On Tuesday 12 September 2017, at the Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA), Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the CEO, Ms Anne Smith, visited the OTA and met with the Gremmo family, who founded the Nathan Gremmo Foundation, which is an OTA DonateLife Community Partner.
Afterwards, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General received the Ambassador-designate to Ukraine, Ms Melissa O’Rourke.
Later, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a lunch for the Chair of the National Australia Day Council Board, Ms Danielle Roche OAM.
Then, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove hosted the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards ceremony, at which the Governor-General presented the Gold awards.
Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from St Joseph’s Primary School, NSW; Marymount Primary School, QLD; and Hillsmeade Primary School, VIC, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.