Vice-Regal News

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor met with Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive of Defence SA, to discuss the South Australian defence industry.

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

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted the Swearing-in Ceremony of Professor Brenda Wilson as Lieutenant-Governor of South Australia, before hosting refreshments for those attending the ceremony.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner for Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Defence SA and Mrs Jan Fletcher, and Mr Bob Foord, Chairman, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, and Mrs Sheryn Foord.

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

Later at West Croydon, the Governor and Mrs Scarce visited Kilkenny Primary School and met with students participating in the Kitchen Garden Programme.

Afterwards the Governor received Mr Anthony Penney, Regional Manager, Qantas Airways Limited.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for participants in the Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Scholarship Program.

Afterwards at the KPMG offices, the Governor met with Mr Con Tragakis, State Chairman, and executive members of KPMG.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for the presentation of SafeWork South Australia’s 2014 Augusta Zadow Scholarships.

In the afternoon at Parlamento Restaurant, Mrs Scarce attended a luncheon with Ms Deborah Bogle of the Advertiser.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor received Mr David Hills, Chairman, and Mr John Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Later the Governor received Ms Di Davidson, Deputy Chancellor, Mr Charles Bagot, Member of Council, and Ms Wendy Johnson, Chair of People and Culture Committee, The University of Adelaide.

Afterwards at the University of Adelaide, North Terrace, the Governor visited the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Ms Keiko Haneda, Consul-General of Japan.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank volunteers and supporters of the Julian Burton Burns Trust.

On Tuesday afternoon at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented certificates at the 2014 Department for Health and Ageing Aboriginal Health Scholarships ceremony.

On Monday morning at the Adelaide Festival Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at the Committee for Economic Development Australia’s ‘Shaping the Future of South Australia’ luncheon.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Scarce were guests of honour at a Farewell State Dinner hosted by the Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce participated in the 6th Walk a Mile in My Boots event from East Terrace to South Terrace, in support of the Hutt Street Centre.

Afterwards at Roma Mitchell Secondary College, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a school assembly to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the College, before joining a morning tea with students and parents.

Later at the KPMG Adelaide offices, the Governor attended an event to thank and acknowledge those who participated in the Shaping the Future of South Australia initiative.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor hosted a luncheon for the Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith MP.

Afterwards at the State Library of South Australia, the Governor, as patron of the Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch), addressed the gathering and officially launched the South Australia Virtual War Memorial.

Later at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented awards at the 2014 South Australian Science Excellency Awards Gala Dinner hosted by the Chief Scientist of South Australia.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce departed for Melbourne.  There, at St Patrick’s Cathedral, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a National Memorial Service to honour the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on behalf of the people of South Australia.

After returning to Adelaide in the afternoon, the Governor met with Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive of Defence SA, to discuss the South Australian defence industry.

In the evening at the Naval, Military & Air Force Club, the Governor, as patron, attended a Defence 2015 White Paper consultation with the Royal United Services Institute of South Australia.

Later at the Enfield Community Centre Hall, Mrs Scarce, as patron, addressed the gathering and cut the celebration cake at the 75th Anniversary meeting of the Orchid Club of South Australia.

In the morning at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Justice Thomas Gray, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Wednesday afternoon at the KPMG Adelaide offices, His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth participated in a media briefing on the Shaping the Future of South Australia initiative.

On Tuesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Scarce received Mrs Mary Hogan OAM.

Afterwards the Administrator, as Patron-in-Chief of the University of South Australia - The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, and Mrs Scarce hosted a luncheon for the 2014 Annual Hawke Lecture.  Guests included The Honourable Bob Hawke AC, The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO, Lady Neal AM, Professor L O'Donoghue AC CBE, Dr I Gould AM, Professor H White AO, Professor P Ahluwalia, Ms J Thompson and Ms J Saunders.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Administrator and Mrs Scarce attended the 2014 Annual Hawke Lecture delivered by Professor Hugh White AO.

During the day, students from The Hills Christian Community School toured Government House.

On Monday morning at the South Australian National War Memorial, His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth attended a service commemorating the outbreak of World War 1.

Afterwards His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Scarce travelled to Canberra.  At Government House Canberra, the Administrator presided over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.  Afterwards, at the Australian War Memorial, the Administrator and Mrs Scarce attended a service to mark the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War, before returning to Adelaide.

In the afternoon at the State Library of South Australia, the Administrator of the State addressed the gathering and officially opened the exhibition ‘Remember me: The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt’, presented in association with the Australian War Memorial.

On Sunday afternoon in Unley, the Administrator and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the Sturt Football Club, attended the President’s pre-match function followed by the Sturt v Centrals game.

On Saturday morning at The Royal Adelaide Golf Club, His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth, as patron, participated in the annual Ackland Horman Trophy golf event followed by a presentation lunch.

In the evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Administrator, and Mrs Scarce, who is patron of Ronald McDonald House Adelaide, attended the Annual Charity Gala Ball.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Zoo, His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth, as patron of the Royal Zoological Society of SA, and Mrs Scarce attended a breakfast to thank the Administrator for his patronage.

Later the Administrator, as patron of Arthritis Foundation of South Australia, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank volunteers and supporters of the Foundation and to launch the ‘Live Well, Work Well, Feel Well’ program.

In the afternoon at Keswick Barracks Museum, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering and officially launched the book ‘Blood Sweat and Fears: Medical Practitioners and Medical Students of South Australia who served in WW1’, at an event hosted by Army Health Services Historical Research Group.

In the evening in Millswood, Mrs Scarce attended the gala opening of Harvey Collins’ fine arts exhibition.

Later at The Royal Adelaide Golf Club, the Administrator, as patron, attended the Members’ Club Dinner.

On Friday afternoon, His Excellency the Administrator of the State presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth received Mr Nick Reade, Chief Executive, BankSA.

In the afternoon the Administrator received Mr Peter Vaughan.

In the evening the Administrator, as Honorary Colonel, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for the Royal South Australia Regiment – 10th /27th Battalion.

Later at the Lenzerheide Restaurant, the Administrator, as patron of the Lions Medical Research Foundation, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented a scholarship certificate at a thank you dinner.

In the morning at Government House, His Excellency Hieu Van Le AO, the Administrator of the State, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Wednesday morning at the Intercontinental Adelaide, His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth attended a Defence Leaders Breakfast hosted by the Defence Teaming Centre.

Afterwards at Government House, the Administrator received The Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon, at the Defence SA offices in Adelaide, the Administrator participated as a member of the selection panel for the recruitment of the next Chief Executive of Defence SA.

In the evening the Administrator and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for Philanthropy Australia’s Impact100 South Australia initiative.

In the morning students from Immanuel Lutheran School toured Government House.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth hosted a luncheon for Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant-Governor-Designate, and Dr Kym Bannister.

In the afternoon, Mrs Scarce, as patron of the Naval Association of Australia - South Australian Section - WRANS Sub Section, attended a 90th Birthday Luncheon held for Mrs Betty Hardy.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator, as patron of the South Australian National Football League, and Mrs Scarce attended the 2014 South Australian Football Hall of Fame Presentation Dinner.

On Monday evening at Government House His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2014 South Australian Tall Poppy Awards.

Later at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator attended a dinner with the Defence SA Advisory Board for discussion on maximising national economic benefit from defence projects with guest speaker Professor Göran Roos.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Showground, His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth, as patron of the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA and accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering at the Society’s 175th Birthday Gala Celebration.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth hosted and participated in a Carnegie Mellon University Australia Joint Advisory Board strategy meeting.

In the afternoon the Administrator received Ms Alexandra Gartmann, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

Later the Administrator, as patron of SA/NT Rostrum, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for those associated with the national final of the Rostrum Voice of Youth Secondary School Public Speaking competition.

In the evening at the Goodwood Community Centre, the Administrator, as patron of Autism SA, addressed the gathering and presented awards at the 2014 Autism SA Recognition Awards ceremony.

In the afternoon at Government House students from St Joseph’s School toured Government House.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Administrator of the Commonwealth met with Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive of Defence SA, to discuss the South Australian defence industry.

Afterwards at the KPMG Adelaide offices, the Administrator joined a workshop associated with the Shaping the Future of South Australia initiative.

In the evening the Administrator, as patron of the Operation Flinders Foundation, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank volunteers of the Foundation.

Later at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented an award at the 2014 Central Region Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards ceremony.

In the morning at Government House, His Excellency Hieu Van Le AO, Administrator of the State, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

His Excellency the Governor has been appointed as Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth from 1.30 am Wednesday 23rd July until 2.30 am Thursday 7th August 2014.  Mr Hieu Van Le AO has been appointed Administrator of the State during this period.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, as patron of the Operation Flinders Foundation, and Mrs Scarce hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Mr J Shepherd AM, the Foundation’s Executive Director, Mrs F MacLachlan OAM, Mr M Shepherd, Ms E Potharst, Mr J Size, Ms K Kimber, Mr D Anderson, and Port Augusta Secondary School students and Tango 6 Members Mr K Nevill Lloyd, Mr R Young, Mr J Burke, Mr M Woolford, Mr L Stewart, Mr C Shaw, Mr D Waye, Mr B Blane, Mr J Wright, Mr F Parkes,

Afterwards the Administrator received Mr Matthew Rowe.

Later the Administrator and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank volunteers, supporters and sponsors of Yalari.

In the evening at the Naval, Military & Air Force Club, the Administrator, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, attended an Annual Dining-In Night hosted by the Royal United Services Institute of South Australia.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank supporters of the Aged Rights Advocacy Service.

In the afternoon in Panorama, the Governor, as patron of Bedford, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented awards at the Graduation Ceremony for students who have participated in the Bedford ‘Abilities for All’ program.

In the evening at Northgate House, Unley Park, the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as patrons of UNESCO Clubs – Adelaide Chapter, attended a reception where the Governor addressed the guests and presented the 2014 Achievement Awards.

On Monday morning His Excellency the Governor departed for Hobart, Tasmania, where he attended the State Funeral for the late His Excellency the Honourable Peter Underwood AC, Governor of Tasmania.

Upon appointment of His Excellency the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, Mr Hieu Van Le AO, acted as Governor's Deputy from early morning until late evening on Monday 21st July 2014.

On Saturday morning Mrs Scarce, as patron of The Naval Association of Australia – South Australian Section – WRANS Sub Section, attended a meeting at Torrens Parade Ground.

On Saturday afternoon at Port Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, toured the South Australian Aviation Museum and addressed the guests in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Museum’s founding.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor met with Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive of Defence SA, to discuss the South Australian defence industry.

Later at Government House the Governor received Ms Andrea Slattery, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, and Ms Jacqui Murdoch, Chief Operating Officer, SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia.

Afterwards the Governor received the Honourable Dr Robyn Layton AO QC.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner for the Governor’s current and former Honorary Aides-de-camp in appreciation for their service during the Governor’s term.

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

Afterwards the Governor, as patron, received Dr Pamela Schulz OAM, Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council - South Australia.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce visited the South Australian Police Historical Society Museum in Adelaide.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for the History Council of South Australia for the presentation of the 2014 South Australian Historian of the Year awards.

Later the Adelaide Arena, Findon, the Governor, as Chief Scout of Scouts Australia – South Australian Branch, addressed members following their Annual General Meeting.

On Wednesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor received Ms Miriam Silva.

In the evening the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank supporters and volunteers of the Sammy D Foundation.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests and officially opened the Stage 3 Extension of the Life Care Aldinga Beach Court residential aged care facility, followed by a tour of Kuitpo House and morning tea with residents and staff.

In the afternoon at the KPMG Adelaide offices, the Governor joined a workshop associated with the Shaping the Future of South Australia initiative.

In the evening the Governor, as patron of Hands On SA, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented awards at the organisation’s annual Awards Ceremony at the Freemasons Grand Lodge, Adelaide.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the United Nations Association of Australia - South Australia Division, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to launch the South Australia Young Professional and Entrepreneurs Program.

On Sunday afternoon at the South African War Memorial on North Terrace in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering and unveiled the Boer War Memorial audio unit at a service convened by the National Boer War Memorial Association (South Australia).

Afterwards at Club Braggs, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended an afternoon tea held to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mrs Billie Warmington.

Later at the South Australian Museum, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a celebration of Bastille Day as guests of the Consulate of France.