Canberra, ACT

28 August 2018

On Tuesday 28 August 2018, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), presided at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.

Afterwards, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General issued the Oath or Affirmations of their Office to newly appointed Ministers, Assistant Minsters and Parliamentary Secretaries:

The Honourable Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development; Senator the Honourable Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance and the Public Service; The Honourable Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence; Senator the Honourable Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation; Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment; Senator the Honourable Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications and the Arts; Senator the Honourable Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs; The Honourable Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations and Minister for Women; The Honourable Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education; The Honourable Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health; The Honourable Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Families and Social Services; The Honourable Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Defence Industry; Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash, Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education; The Honourable Melissa Price MP, Minister for the Environment; The Honourable Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology; The Honourable Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy; The Honourable Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation; The Honourable Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population; The Honourable Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health; The Honourable Stuart Robert MP, Assistant Treasurer; The Honourable Alex Hawke MP, Special Minister of State; The Honourable David Coleman MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs; The Honourable Sussan Ley MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development; Senator the Honourable Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources; Senator the Honourable Anne Ruston, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs; Senator the Honourable Zed Seselja, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and the Public Service; Senator the Honourable David Fawcett, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence; The Honourable Steve Irons MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister; The Honourable Andrew Broad MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development; Senator the Honourable Linda Reynolds CSC, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Home Affairs; The Honourable Scott Buchholz MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development; The Honourable Sarah Henderson MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Families and Social Services; and The Honourable Michelle Landry MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Families and Social Services.

In addition to their Offices above, Senator the Honourable David Fawcett, The Honourable Steve Irons MP, Senator the Honourable Linda Reynolds CSC, The Honourable Scott Buchholz MP, The Honourable Sarah Henderson MP and The Honourable Michelle Landry MP also swore the Oath of an Executive Counsellor.

Later, the Governor-General received the Ambassador-designate to Argentine Republic, at Government House, Canberra.

Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from Rosewood State School, QLD; John Calvin School, WA; Northlakes Public School; and Bolwarra Public School, QLD, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.