Vice-Regal News

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, launched the book One Step at a Time at the Humanities and Social Sciences SA conference at the Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh.

In the evening at Hindmarsh, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Bangladesh Australia Society of South Australia.

Afterwards in Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Lunar New Year celebration dinner of the SA Oceania Federation of Chinese Organisations from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, launched the book One Step at a Time at the Humanities and Social Sciences SA conference at the Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh.

In the evening at Hindmarsh, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Bangladesh Australia Society of South Australia.

Afterwards in Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Lunar New Year celebration dinner of the SA Oceania Federation of Chinese Organisations from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

On Friday evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Festival Corporation, attended the cocktail reception for the opening of the 2015 Adelaide Festival, followed by a performance of Azimut, before viewing the fireworks spectacular and launch of the Blinc digital art exhibition at Elder Park.

In the afternoon, German students participating in the South Australia German Exchange Program toured Government House.

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

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr John Hanlon, Chief Executive, Renewal SA and Ms Georgina Vasilevski, General Manager, People and Place Management, Renewal SA, and Mr Matt Davis, Director, Davis + Davis Architects.

Also in the afternoon Mrs Le, as President of the Australian Red Cross - South Australia Division, received Ms Sue Vardon AO, Chair, SA Divisional Advisory Board and Ms Helen Connolly, Executive Director SA.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor, as patron of The Repat Foundation, addressed the guests at the opening session of the South Australian Defence and Veterans Health Research Paper Day at the South Australian Medical and Research Institute, Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le received the Lady Mayoress of Adelaide, Genevieve Theseira-Haese.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Royal Zoological Society of SA, received Mr David Sanders, President and Ms Elaine Bensted, Chief Executive.

In the evening the Governor, as patron of The Leaders Institute of South Australia, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to launch the 2015 Governor's Leadership Foundation Program.

Afterwards at the Artspace Gallery, Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening of the Chinese contemporary art exhibition titled Silent Poetry and presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre and the China Cultural Centre in Sydney.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for children, families and supporters of the Living Without Limits Foundation.

Afterwards at the Jam Factory, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, attended a cocktail reception to celebrate the 2015 Lunar New Year of the Sheep.

Later at the Park Lok Chinese Restaurant, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a banquet dinner to celebrate the 2015 Lunar New Year of the Goat hosted by the Overseas Chinese Association of South Australia.

In the afternoon students from Pennington R-7 School toured Government House.

On Sunday morning His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Tarlee Hall and Community Services Committee, addressed the gathering and unveiled a memorial of four RAAF Airmen at the Tarlee War Memorial Garden.

Throughout Sunday, the Governor and Mrs Le greeted members of the public during the Government House Open Day.

On Sunday evening at Pinky Flat and Telstra Plaza, Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the celebration of Rotary International's 110th birthday.

On Saturday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the street party held in the Chinatown district to celebrate the 2015 Lunar New Year of the Sheep.

Afterwards at Heathpool, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Chinese New Year celebrations of Mr Wee Keat and Mrs Shirina Chan.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable John Rau MP, Deputy Premier.

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

Later at Fullarton, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Living Choice Australia Fullarton Retirement Village.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, as patron of Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the volunteers and supporters who contributed to the Chinatown Lunar New Year celebrations.

Later at the Adelaide Pavilion, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched the 2015 Festival Hellenika hosted by the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month.

On Wednesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers of HeartKids South Australia.

Later at the South Australian Zhu-Lin Buddhist Temple in Ottoway, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the 2015 Chinese New Year celebration of the South Australian Zhu-Lin Buddhist Association.

On Tuesday afternoon His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon at Government House for His Excellency Mr Burhan Gafoor, High Commissioner of Singapore and Ms Zarina Varukatty.  Other guests included Mr Benedict Tan, First Secretary, Singapore High Commission;  Mr Ernie Goh, President, Australia Singapore Business Council; Mr Damien Kitto, Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Convention Bureau; Ms Karyn Kent, Chief Executive, Education Adelaide; Mr Ebrahim Bidhendi, Chief Financial Officer, Safcol Australia; Mr Tony Royal, Managing Director, Portavin Integrated Wine Services; Ms Susan Lee, Co-founder, Soniclean, and Mr Hugh Chevrant-Breton, Manager South Australia, Singapore Airlines.

On Monday evening at Bonython Hall, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the inauguration ceremony for the 16th Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd).

On Sunday morning His Excellency the Governor attended a Mass for the Feast of Saint Maroun at Westbourne Park.

Also in the morning, Mrs Le, as patron of the South Australian Women's Memorial Playing Fields Trust, placed a wreath at the Bangka Day Memorial Service, followed by the presentation of grants and an award.

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the South Australian Tourism Commission, attended the ICC Cricket World Cup match India V Pakistan.

On Saturday evening at The Vietnamese Community Centre, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the opening ceremony of the Vietnamese New Year TET Festival, as guests of the Vietnamese Community in Australia - SA Chapter.

Afterwards at Norwood, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Norwood Greek Cultural Festival, as guests of the Greek Orthodox Community & Parish of Prophet Elias.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of Reconciliation South Australia, attended the 7th anniversary breakfast for the Apology to the Stolen Generations at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received The Honourable Tung Ngo MLC.

In the evening the Governor, as patron of the Malaysia Club of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the club’s Chinese New Year Dinner at Ming’s Palace.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of The South Australian Parliamentary Christian Fellowship, attended the opening service to mark the beginning of the 2015 State Parliamentary Year at St Peter’s Cathedral.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later the Governor, as a guest of the Local Government Managers Australia, SA Division, officially opened the inaugural ‘Our Future is Now’ Local Government youth development conference at the Adelaide Pavilion.

In the evening at Ayers House, the Governor, as Patron-in-Chief of the National Trust of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, officiated at the 'Lighting of the Mortlock Chandelier' Ceremony and launch of the South Australian Heritage Foundation.

On Wednesday morning students from Redeemer Lutheran School toured Government House.

On Tuesday morning in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2015 Merit Ceremony hosted by the SACE Board of South Australia.

In the afternoon at Parliament House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed and opened the second session of the 53rd Parliament of South Australia.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception following the opening of Parliament.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Latin American Heads of Mission on the occasion of their collective State Visit.  The representatives included the Ambassadors to Australia of Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, Mexico, Chile, Cuba and Guatemala, and the Deputy Head of Mission of Argentina.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia.

Later the Governor received His Excellency Mr Pier Francesco Zazo, Ambassador of Italy and Mrs Orietta Borgia, Acting Consul-General of Italy in South Australia.

In the evening at the Cruising Yacht Club, North Haven, the Governor, as patron, attended the Boardroom Buzz of the Defence Reserves Support Council - South Australia.

On Sunday afternoon, as guests of the Coordinating Italian Committee, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the Carnevale Italian Festival at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

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

Later the Governor received Mr John Hanlon, Chief Executive and Ms Georgina Vasilevski, General Manager, People and Place Management, Renewal SA.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for The Honourable John Hardy OAM, the Administrator of the Northern Territory, and Mrs Marie Hardy.

In the evening at the Hectorville Catholic Community Hall, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the celebration of the 67th anniversary of the independence of Sri Lanka.

On Thursday 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.

Later at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, as a guest of Business SA, attended the Back to Business Lunch.

In the evening at Parliament House, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of The Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, attended a reception to acknowledge the contribution of the Veterans' Advisory Council.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor accepted the resignation of several 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 afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Andreas-Konstantinos Gouras, Consul-General of Greece.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, received Mr David Linn, President, and Ms Kirsten Bickendorf, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Refugee Association.

On Sunday afternoon at Barossa Valley, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, attended the Wolf Blass Wines ICC Community Day to celebrate the arrival of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Trophy Tour, and opened the renovation of the Wolf Blass Cellar Door and Visitor Centre.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Brigadier Mick Burgess, Commander of the 9th Brigade and Army Area Representative – South Australia, Australian Army.

In the evening at Rymill Park, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the South Australian German Association, attended the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Schützenfest.

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

In the evening at the Scouts SA Headquarters, the Governor, as Chief Scout, accompanied by Mrs Le, invested Mr Harry Long as Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia - South Australian Branch.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Sir Jonathon Mills AO FRSE, Creative Adviser for the Australian Government on the ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund.

In the afternoon at Ashford Hospital, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented a South Australian Certificate of Education Subject Merit to Miss Matilda Bristow.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner at Government House. Guests included Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia and Dr Kym Bannister; and Mr Bruno Krumins AM, Former Lieutenant Governor of South Australia.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Margaret Ames Centre at Immanuel College.

Later Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon at Government House to farewell the British High Commissioner, His Excellency Mr Paul Madden CMG. Other guests included Mrs Sarah Madden; Mr Gareth Hoar, Consul General, British Consulate-General Melbourne; Mr James Bruce AM, Honorary Consul, British Consulate Adelaide, and Mrs Diana Bruce; Mr Ian Smith, Honorary Consul Designate, British Consulate Adelaide, and Ms Natasha Stott-Despoja AM.

In the evening at Ayers House, the Governor, as a guest of the Department of State Development, addressed a dinner with members of the Health Industries South Australia Advisory Board.