Vice-Regal News

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Lyceum Club (Adelaide).

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

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le attended a medal presentation award ceremony at which Ms Sue Crafter, Honorary Consul for France, was invested as a Knight in the (French) National Order of the Legion of Honour by the Ambassador of France, His Excellency Mr Christophe Penot.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner to welcome a delegation of senators from France.  Guests included Ambassador Penot, Mrs Anne Boillon, Consul-General of France, and Ms Nathalie Tilliole, Executive Secretary of the France Australia Interparliamentary Friendship Group.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received members of the 2019 SANFL Grand Final Teams Port Adelaide and Glenelg, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 80th Birthday of the Orchid Club of South Australia.

Later at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2019 Festival of Music Series of the South Australian Public Primary Schools Music Society.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Warrant Officer Class 2 David Portakiewicz, Lance Corporal Jonathan Heath, Private Andrew Casey, Private Ryan Casey, Private Harley Ewing, Ms Nicole Weepers, Ms Erin Foy and Ms Emily Hewitt from the 10th/27th Battalion Royal South Australian Regiment Band, which has provided incidental music during the investiture ceremonies over the past two weeks.

Later the Governor addressed the members at the inaugural meeting of the Reference Group for the Governors Civics Awards for Schools.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours.

On Saturday morning at The Air Force Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the Battle of Britain commemoration service hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function in celebration of the 140th anniversary of The Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Pavilion, His Excellency the Governor delivered the opening address at ‘The World of Governance in a Disruptive Future’ conference hosted by the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

During the day, students from Pennington School toured Government House.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours, including Public Service, Australian Fire Service, Australian Corrections, Emergency Service and Ambulance Service Medals, and a Bravery Award.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Mrs Linda Williams APM, Deputy Commissioner South Australia Police, representing the Commissioner, and Mr Steve Williams; Ms Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment; Mr Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, State Emergency Service; Dr Don Plowman PSM, President, South Australian Public Service Medal Association and Mrs Bronwyn Plowman; Mr David Place, Chief Executive, SA Ambulance Service and Mrs Colleen Place; Mr David Brown, Chief Executive, Department for Correctional Services; and Mr Andrew Stark AFSM, Deputy Chief Officer, SA Country Fire Service and Mrs Cathy Stark.

In the late afternoon in Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Save the Children 100th Anniversary event.

On Wednesday morning at Morphettville, His Excellency the Governor, officially opened the 8th National Men’s Shed Gathering hosted by the Australian Men’s Shed Association.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Group Captain Brendan Rogers CSC CSM, representing the Senior Defence Force Representative – SA; Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters – SA and Mrs Susan Burnett; Brigadier Damian Cantwell AM, Army Area Representative – SA; Ms Carolyn Sladden, SA Representative to the Council of the Order of Australia; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours.

On Sunday morning at the ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk, Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, the Governor placed a wreath at a service to commemorate the unveiling and dedication of the Australasian Soldiers Dardanelles Cenotaph.

In the afternoon at Findon, the Governor addressed the guests at the 2019 South Australian Chinese Community Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration hosted by the Overseas Chinese Association of SA.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor addressed the gathering at the 8th International Clean Up Conference hosted by the Environment Protection Authority.

On Saturday afternoon at Norwood Concert Hall, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the Cantonese Opera Cultural Concert hosted by Cantonese Opera Adelaide South Australia and the Chinese Association of South Australia.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the 2019 Australian Primary Principals Association Conference.

In the afternoon at Wayville, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2019 Royal Show official function hosted by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Commander Marcus Buttler RAN, Commanding Officer, and Lieutenant Mollie Burns, Officer of the Watch, HMAS Melbourne, and Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Naval Headquarters SA.

In the evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented the Apprentice of the Year Award at the 2019 South Australian Training Awards function hosted by the Training and Skills Commission.

During the day, students from TAFE SA toured Government House.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at the Ingkarni Wardli Building, the Governor officially opened the ‘Japan in the Reiwa Era: Economy, Politics and Diplomacy’ Symposium hosted by the University of Adelaide – Department of Asian Studies.

In the afternoon at Government House the Governor received, from the Adelaide Festival Centre, Mr Michael Abbott AO QC, Chairman; Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director; Mr Jim Hazel, Deputy Chair; The Honourable Legh Davis, Foundation Chair; and board members The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Verschoor, and Mr Phil Hoffmann AM, followed by a luncheon.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Andrew Chapman, Chairman, and Mr Trevor Vlassis, Executive Officer, Advancing Youth Foundation.

In the afternoon the Governor received the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Chin Tan.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the South Australian Working Women's Centre.

On Tuesday afternoon at The Adelaide Club, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function for members who have gained recognition in their field by receiving an Australian Honour.

Later at Government House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, unveiled a plaque for a tree donated by the United Nations Association of Australia, South Australia Division, to Government House on the occasion of World Environment Day 2019, followed by an afternoon tea.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome His Eminence Archbishop Makarios, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

On Monday morning, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le undertook a tour of the 2019 Royal Adelaide Show organised by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia.

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

On Saturday morning General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (Mil) CVO MC (Retd) and Lady Lynne Cosgrove departed Government House.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor presented awards at the 2019 Merdeka Awards Night hosted by the Australia Malaysia Business Council (South Australia).

On Friday morning at Angle Park, His Excellency the Governor unveiled a plaque and officially opened the newly redeveloped and renamed nursing home Morlancourt at a dedication ceremony hosted by the Returned and Services League Care South Australia.

In the afternoon at Keswick Barracks, the Governor attended the official launch by General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (Mil) CVO MC (Rtd) of the book ‘Blood, Sweat and Fears III: Medical Practitioners of South Australia who served in WWII’ by the Army Health Services Historical Research Group and the Army Museum of South Australia. 

In the evening at Government House, the Governor hosted a dinner for Sir Peter and Lady Cosgrove, who then stayed overnight at Government House.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr David Myers, President, and Board Members from The Carbine Club of South Australia, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening the Governor hosted a reception for the launch of the Governor’s Civic Awards for Schools.  The Awards are a new initiative open to all South Australian schools with the aim of developing student awareness and skills to enable and encourage them to be active and informed citizens in a multicultural and democratic society.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor undertook a visit to RAAF Base Edinburgh organised by the Royal Australian Air Force – No 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron and was briefed on the Air Warfare Centre.  The Governor then flew by P-8A Poseidon aircraft to RAAF Base Woomera, where he met with Air Force Personnel at Woomera Village, then returned to RAAF Base Edinburgh and visited the 1st Armoured Regiment, before returning to Government House

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received His Excellency Mr Abdulla Al Subousi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, Mr Majid Al Nekhailawi, Head of the Economic Section, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Mr Soufiane Rboub, South Australian Chairman and National Secretariat, Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mr Charles Figallo OAM, Deputy Chair, followed by a luncheon.

Later the Governor received Ms Leonie Muldoon, Chief Executive, Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

On Sunday at Crystal Brook, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering, placed a wreath and unveiled the new Memorial Wall at the centenary celebrations of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Crystal Brook Sub Branch.

Later in the afternoon, the grounds of Government House were open as part of the SALA Festival.

On Saturday morning at West Torrens Memorial Gardens, Hilton, His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath at a Veterans’ Day commemoration service organised by the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans’ Association Australia, SA & NT Branch.

On Friday morning at the Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Kiwanis International Australian District Convention.

In the afternoon at Glenelg Golf Club, the Governor presented the Governor’s Cup and other trophies to the winners of the 71st annual Legacy Governor’s Cup competition hosted by the Legacy Club of South Australia and Broken Hill.

In the evening at Mitcham, the Governor officially opened the Croatian Community of South Australia’s ‘Croatian Connections’ Art Project followed by a tour of the exhibition.

The grounds of Government House will be open to the public tomorrow from 1pm to 4pm to view The Governor's Sculptural Garden as part of the SALA Festival.  All are welcome and there is no admission charge.

On Thursday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor attended the 39th South Australian Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Christian Business and Marketplace Connections and the South Australian Parliamentary Christian Fellowship.

Afterwards the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening at Flinders University, the Governor officially opened the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) exhibition ‘In the Frame – International Stories of Empowerment’.

During the day members of the Pioneers Association of South Australia toured Government House.

The grounds of Government House will be open to the public on Sunday 25th August 2019 from 1pm to 4pm to view The Governor's Sculptural Garden as part of the SALA Festival.  All are welcome and there is no admission charge.

On Wednesday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received His Excellency Dr A.M. Gondane, High Commissioner of India, Mr Manish Gupta, Consul-General (Sydney) and Mr Chandru Appar, Consul (Sydney), followed by a luncheon.

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for supporters of the 2019 South Australian Living Artists Festival.

The grounds of Government House will be open to the public on Sunday 25 August from 1pm to 4pm to view The Governor's Sculptural Garden as part of the SALA Festival.  All are welcome and there is no admission charge.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le undertook a visit to the City of Onkaparinga.

In the morning at Morphett Vale, the Governor and Mrs Le toured Wakefield House Positive Ageing Centre and met with Her Worship the Mayor of the City of Onkaparinga, Ms Erin Thompson, Councillors and council staff.

Afterwards at Happy Valley, the Governor and Mrs Le were briefed on ‘The Plastic Road’ project; toured Wardli Youth Centre at Christie Downs and met with volunteers; and toured various destinations including Rotary Park, Sauerbier House, Wearing Street, Weatherald Terrace and the Foreshore Access Plan Stage 2.

In the afternoon at Aldinga Beach, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Aldinga Community Centre, shed and garden and the Aldinga Town Square and Library, followed by a tour of the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Centre.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le toured The D’Arenberg Cube and viewed the Salvador Dali exhibit, followed by a tour of REDARC Electronics where they met with staff, before returning to Government House.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of the Sand Writers, followed by a tour.

Later the Governor received a visiting Malaysian delegation, led by YB Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking, Malaysian Federal Minister for International Trade and Industry.

On Sunday morning at Pooraka Farm Community Centre, the Governor met with Her Worship the Mayor of the City of Salisbury Mrs Gillian Aldridge OAM, Council members, Vietnam Veterans and dignitaries; and afterwards at Henderson Square, Montague Farm Estate, Pooraka, the Governor addressed the gathering and placed a wreath at a Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony on the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan hosted by the City of Salisbury.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Metropolitan Male Choir of South Australia’s 2019 Variety Concert.

Later at the Vietnam War Memorial at Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor placed a wreath at the Long Tan Reflection Service hosted by the Vietnam Veterans' Federation South Australian Branch.

Later in the afternoon, the grounds of Government House were open as part of the SALA Festival.