Vice-Regal News

On Monday morning at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le hosted a reception for students participating in the National Youth Science Forum.

In the evening at the Adelaide Showground, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 50th Australian Irish Dancing Championships.

On Sunday afternoon at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended the South Australian National Football League’s Grand Final function.

Later at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented the trophy to the winner of the 2017 Concours d'Elegance following the Bay to Birdwood Classic.

In the evening at Payneham, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a Mid Autumn Festival function of the Overseas Chinese Association of SA.

On Saturday afternoon at Victoria Square, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched the African Communities Council of South Australia’s Unmasked African Festival.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended the closing event for the 16th annual Space Generation Congress hosted by the Space Generation Advisory Council.

On Friday evening at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates from the Space Generation Advisory Council who are in Adelaide for the 16th annual Space Generation Congress and International Astronautical Congress.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival.

Later at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended the official function of the Australian Football League for the first Preliminary Final of the 2017 AFL Premiership Season.

On Thursday morning at the Hilton Adelaide, the Administrator of the Commonwealth officially opened the 2017 English Australia conference.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended a Lord Mayoral Reception to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Roy Inwood being awarded the Victoria Cross.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator attended a SANFL Grand Final function hosted by The Carbine Club of South Australia.

Later at Government House, the Administrator received Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC, Chief of the Defence Force, and Lieutenant Emily Hull, Aide-de-camp.

In the evening the Administrator attended the Together for Peace function at St Peter's Cathedral.

During the day students from Loretto College toured Government House.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth hosted a luncheon for Mr Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consul General of Japan.  Other guests included Mrs Yoko Matsunaga; Mr Toshiki Tojo, Consul Political and Economic Affairs; and Mr Adam Wynn, Honorary Consul General of Japan in South Australia and Mrs Tomono Wynn.

Later the Administrator received Mr Michael Luchich, Chair; Mr Steve Saffell, Chief Executive Officer; and Mr Anthony Peluso, Arts Programs Director, Country Arts SA.

Also in the afternoon at Walkerville, Mrs Le attended the Lillies for Leukaemia High Tea.

In the evening the Administrator and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Year 12 students representing their schools from across the state.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council and officiated at the swearing-in of a new minister.

In the afternoon the Governor received Ms Allyson Hewitt, Primary Thinker in Residence, Don Dunstan Foundation.

His Excellency the Governor has been appointed as Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia from the evening of Tuesday 19th September 2017 until the evening of Friday 6th October 2017.  The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis has been appointed Administrator of the State of South Australia during this period.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor accepted the resignation of various ministers and parliamentary secretaries, presided over an Executive Council meeting and officiated at a swearing-in ceremony of new ministers and parliamentary secretaries.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Year 12 students representing their schools from across the state.

On Sunday afternoon at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2017 Festival of Music Series of the South Australian Public Primary Schools Music Society.

On Saturday evening at the Krystal Function Centre, Port Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor attended the 60th Anniversary Ball of the Madonna dei Martiri-Molfetta Club.

On Friday in Barmera, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the 2017 Riverland Field Days, followed by a tour of exhibitor sites.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Guide Dogs Association of SA and NT Beau's Pet Hotel at the Adelaide Airport.

In the afternoon at the German Club, Adelaide, the Governor attended a social event hosted by Dr Wolf Blass AM.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of the Australian Institute of Urban Studies South Australia on their 50th anniversary.

During the day students from Kilkenny Primary School, Leigh Creek Area School and Hawker Primary School toured Government House.

On Wednesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Engineers Australia South Australia Individual Awards.

Afterwards at the Hackney Hotel, the Governor addressed the guests at the SA/NT Annual General Meeting of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon at the National Wine Centre of Australia, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Breast Cancer Network Australia's annual Pink Lady function.

In the evening at the Clare Golf Club, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards for the Landcare Association of South Australia State Conference.

During the day students from Warradale Primary School toured Government House.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Joseph Mitchell, Artistic Director, OzAsia Festival; Ms Ruth Sibley, Manager, Public Affairs; and Ms Sam Prior, Assistant Producer, Adelaide Festival Centre.

In the evening at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening mass for the 48th Biennial Conference of the Catholic Women’s League of Australia.

On Sunday afternoon at Tanunda Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Barossa Valley Churches Funday Sunday event, where they met with volunteers and stall holders.

Afterwards the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests and unveiled plaques at Nuriootpa Retirement Living and Tanunda Lutheran Home Ground Breaking Ceremonies.

On Saturday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor delivered the welcoming address at the 6th Australian National Hindu Conference, organised by Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for the families of Australian service personnel who have been killed whilst on deployment in Afghanistan.

On Friday morning at Plympton, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the ceremony for the naming of the new electorate in honour of Major Peter Badcoe VC and for the presentation by Badcoe family members of replicas of the medals awarded to Major Badcoe to the Plympton Glenelg RSL.

Afterwards at Wayville, the Governor and Mrs Le, as a guest of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, attended the 2017 Royal Adelaide Show official luncheon.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for His Excellency Mr Gong Zheng, Governor of Shandong, China and his delegation.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours, including Australian Fire Service, Ambulance Service and Emergency Service Medals.  After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included representatives from the State Emergency Service SA, SA Metropolitan Fire Service and SA Country Fire Service, and the Honorary Aides‑de‑Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Sunday afternoon at Rymill Park, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the
gathering at the Adelaide Multicultural Eid Festival organised by the Islamic Information Centre of
South Australia.
Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le attended the official opening of the new Royal Adelaide
Hospital.
Later at the Migration Museum, the Governor officially opened the Carnevale exhibition, organised
by the co-ordinating Italian committee.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor,
accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 2nd anniversary gala dinner of the Zahra
Foundation Australia.

On Friday morning at Wayville, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the new Adelaide Showgrounds development, followed by a tour of the Royal Adelaide Show.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, who is patron of the Childhood Cancer Association, and Mrs Le, hosted a reception for the launch of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor made a speech to, and presented the Apprentice of the Year award at, the South Australian Training and Skills Commission Awards presentation dinner.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the launch of the Vietnamese Women's Association South Australia Hall Of Fame.

In the afternoon, the Governor, who is patron of the Royal Zoological Society of SA, and Mrs Le, toured the new Lion Night Yards at Monarto Zoo.

On Wednesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to mark the 20th anniversary of the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival at which His Excellency presented two awards for works displayed during the Festival.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia.  Afterwards, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon the Governor, who is patron of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - South Australia, and Mrs Le, hosted a ceremony at which the Governor presented the 2017 Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Awards, followed by a reception.

On Sunday afternoon at the Latvian Community Hall, Wayville, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Baltic Way Freedom Concert, organised by The Baltic Council of South Australia.

Afterwards at the Ukrainian Community Centre, Hindmarsh, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Independence Day Concert, organised by Association of Ukrainians in South Australia.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the South Australian Olympic Council’s 2017 Premier's Games Appeal event.

Afterwards the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the Australia Malaysia Business Council of South Australia’s 2017 Merdeka Gala Dinner.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Dr AM Gondane, High Commissioner of India.  Other guests included Mrs Varsha Gondane; Mr Brian Hayes, Special Envoy to India; and Mr Adireddy Yara, President, Indian Australian Association of South Australia.

Later at the Glenelg Golf Club, the Governor, who is patron of the Legacy Club of Adelaide, presented the Governor’s Cup and other trophies to the winners of the annual Legacy Governor's Cup competition.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor, who is patron of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association - South Australian Chapter, addressed the guests at the annual Business Awards dinner.