On Tuesday 20 June 2017, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), presided at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.
In the afternoon, following the departure of the Governor-General from Australia, the proclamation assuming the Administration of the Government of Australia was signed by the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC.
Afterwards, at the Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila, the Governor-General was welcomed to the Republic of Vanuatu by the Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Her Excellency Ms Jenny Da Rin.
In the evening, at Port Vila, the Governor-General received a briefing by Ms Da Rin.
Earlier, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General met with students from Moggill State School, QLD, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.