On Thursday 16 August 2018, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove presided at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.
Afterwards, the Governor-General received Her Excellency Mrs Minda Calaguian-Cruz, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines.
Later, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a lunch for the Duntroon Guides.
Then, the Governor-General received Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from Nichols Point Primary School, VIC; Aspley State School, QLD; and John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, WA, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.