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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove

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to the official website of the Governor-General,
His Excellency General the Honourable
Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Since 1901, the Governor-General has played an important role in Australian national life.  This website provides information about the Governor-General’s constitutional, ceremonial and community responsibilities, and his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force.  You will also find information about the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General, including the Honours and Awards Secretariat, and details of the Governor-General’s program, photographs, speeches and media releases.
 

Announcement

24 October 2014

Governor-General visits Middle East to support the troops
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) has met with Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel in the Middle East, thanking them for their dedication and resolve during a two-day visit to the region.

21 October 2014

Governor-General expresses condolences on the passing of the Honourable Gough Whitlam AC QC
On behalf of all Australians I wish to express sincere condolences to the Whitlam family on the passing of former Prime Minister, the Honourable Gough Whitlam AC QC.

Program

23 October 2014

Visit to Kandahar; Meeting with the President of Afghanistan; Opening of the Australian Embassy in Kabul

22 October 2014

Proclamation; Meeting with Australian service personnel; Camp Baird Memorial service

21 October 2014

Emerging Pacific Leaders’ Dialogue welcome reception

20 October 2014

At Wamuran, the Governor-General, as guest of the President, Mr John Vayne, officially opened the Wamuran and District Men's Shed.
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20 October 2014

At the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove viewed the 'Brisbane Hospital and the Great War' exhibition, before it was officially opened by the Governor-General.
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18 October 2014

At Clare, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the 150th Clare Show, at which the Governor-General delivered the opening address and launched the "Clare Show, A Fine All Round Display" history book.
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17 October 2014

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for the 2014 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade graduates.
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