Canberra, ACT

30 January 2017

On Monday 30 January 2017, at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO CSC RAN, attended the launch of ‘The Navy and the Nation’ essay.

Afterwards, at the High Court of Australia, Parkes, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the Swearing-In of the Chief Justice of Australia, the Honourable Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC. Chief Justice Kiefel is Australia’s first female Chief Justice of the High Court and served previously as a Justice to the High Court since 2007.

In the evening, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a farewell dinner in honour of the former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, the Honourable Robert French AC.