Sydney, NSW; Canberra, ACT

22 February 2017

On Wednesday 22 February 2017, at Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), received the Australian Ambassador to the State of Israel, Mr Dave Sharma.

Afterwards, at Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove received the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu and Mrs Sara Netanyahu.

In the afternoon, at the High Commission of Papua New Guinea, Yarralumla, the Governor-General, following the passing of the Governor-General of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, the late Sir Michael Ogio GCMG CBE, conveyed the condolences of the people of Australia to the First Secretary, Mr Buri Gari, and signed the condolence book.

Later, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General met with students from Tatachilla Lutheran College, SA, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.