Vice-Regal News

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Brigadier Mick Burgess,  Army Area Representative - South Australia , 9th Brigade, and Lieutenant Colonel Trent Burnard, Commanding Officer, The Royal South Australia Regiment - 10th/27th Battalion.

In the afternoon the Governor received Brigadier Tim Hanna AM, President, Returned and Services League of Australia – South Australia Branch.

In the evening at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor, who is Patron, and Mrs Le attended the Repat Foundation - The Road Home’s  2017 Anzac Commemorative Event.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received representatives from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, Housing SA, Hutt Street Centre, SYC, Uniting Communities, Baptist Care and the City of Adelaide, and was briefed on the new Inner City Street Crew program, supporting the homeless in and around the city of Adelaide.

At luncheon, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted His Excellency Mr Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France, Ambassador of France, The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese and the Lady Mayoress, Ms Genevieve Theseira-Haese, and Mr Brian Fahy APM, President, Alliance Française d’Adelaïde.

In the evening, at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor attended the 2017 Local Government Association Council Best Practice Showcase Awards.

During the afternoon members of The Pioneers Association of South Australia, of which the Governor is Patron, toured Government House.

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

Later at Auchendarroch House, Mount Barker, as part of a visit to the Mount Barker District Council, the Governor and Mrs Le met with Her Worship the Mayor Ms Ann Ferguson, and Mr Andrew Stewart, Chief Executive Officer. After their briefing, the Governor and Mrs Le mingled with elected members, school representatives, volunteers and Australia Day Award recipients at a morning tea. Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le were escorted on a tour of local development sites and growth areas.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le were hosted by Her Worship the Mayor of Mount Barker District Council for luncheon at the Adelaide Hills Wine Centre, Hahndorf.

On Tuesday morning in Salisbury South, His Excellency the Governor met with staff and was escorted on a tour of the operations at Bickford’s Australia.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le received Professor Gregory Crawford, Chairman, and Mrs Tracey Watters, Chief Executive Officer, Palliative Care South Australia, of which Mrs Le is Patron.

Later, the Governor received Mr Rob Stobbe, Chair, and Mr David Bedson, Chief Executive Officer, Asthma Foundation SA, of which he is Patron.

On Monday afternoon, as guests of Oakbank Racing Club, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented trophies to the winning connections at the 2017 Easter Racing Carnival at Oakbank Racecourse.

On Saturday in Normanville, His Excellency the Governor  and Mrs Le were escorted on a tour of the 2017 Festival Fleurieu and met with board and staff members, volunteers, stall holders and guests, before the Governor officially opened the Festival.

On Friday morning at Ellis Park, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 30th Annual Australian Sikh Games.

On Wednesday morning in Angle Vale His Excellency the Governor met with the proprietors of Cavallaro Angle Vale Almonds and Costa Produce, and toured the operations.

In the afternoon at Government House the Governor received The Honourable Greg Crafter AO and Sister Mary Ryan of the Saint Mary MacKillop Centre.

In the evening at Government House the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge 25 years of the Australian Chinese Medical Association of South Australia.

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

Later, in Modbury, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Modbury Hub of scosa, of which he is Chief Patron.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for the committee of

Soroptimist International - Region of South Australia, of which she is Patron.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Ms Judy Potter, Chair, Adelaide Festival, Mr David Minear, Chair, Adelaide Fringe Festival, and Mr James Douglas, Director, WOMADelaide Foundation, and partners.

On Monday morning volunteers from the Volunteer Resource Centre, Barossa Council, toured Government House and were hosted by Mrs Le for morning tea.

In the evening, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception at Government House to thank supporters of the Helpmann Academy, of which the Governor is Patron.

On Saturday evening His Excellency the Governor, who is Patron of the South Australian National Football League, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the Chairman’s Match Day Function, followed by watching the Port Adelaide v Adelaide Crows football game at Adelaide Oval.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Ms Wei Yee Soong, President, and Ms Christina Yeow, Committee Member, Malaysia Club of South Australia.

On Thursday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to the West Coast, escorted by Mr Kym Callaghan, Chairman, District Council of Elliston.

In the morning, the Governor and Mrs Le met with community members at the Elliston Men’s Shed. Later, the Governor and Mrs Le received a tour of Elliston Area School and spoke with students. Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le enjoyed morning tea with staff and volunteers at the Elliston Community Visitor Information Centre. The Governor and Mrs Le were then escorted on a tour of Elliston Hospital.

At luncheon, the Governor and Mrs Le met with Mr Peter Treloar MP, Member for Flinders, and mingled with community members at an informal barbeque. Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le were escorted on a tour of the Coastal Trail and Jetty, followed by a visit to Locks Well.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide.

On Wednesday morning at the State Administration Centre, Adelaide, Her Excellency, Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to the West Coast, escorted by His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Streaky Bay Mr Travis Barber and Ms Joy Hentschke, Chief Executive Officer.

In the morning, after a tour of the Streaky Bay Foreshore, the Governor and Mrs Le were escorted on a tour of Streaky Bay Area School, followed by a morning tea with community members at the Streaky Bay and Districts Community Complex, where the Governor addressed the gathering.

At luncheon, the Governor and Mrs Le were hosted by the Mayor, the Chief Executive Officer, and Councillors from the District Council of Streaky Bay.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le were briefed on the operations and received a tour of the facilities at Streaky Bay Marine Products and Evans Oysters, before departing for Elliston.

In the evening at the Elliston Golf Club, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a dinner hosted by Mr Kym Callaghan, Chairman, and Mr Phil Cameron, Chief Executive Officer, District Council of Elliston.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to the West Coast.

In the morning, accompanied by His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Ceduna, Mr Allan Suter, the Governor and Mrs Le visited Ceduna Area School, and were briefed on speciality programs whilst receiving a tour. Following this, they attended a morning tea with staff, Student Council representatives and the Principal of Crossways Lutheran School.

Afterwards, at Memorial Hall, Ceduna, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and met with members of the Community. Later, at the Ceduna Returned and Services League Hall and War Memorial, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a commemorative service where the Governor laid a wreath.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le were escorted on a tour of Zippel Oysters, where they toured the facilities and enjoyed a tasting. After this, they departed Ceduna for Streaky Bay. Upon arrival at Streaky Bay National Trust Museum, the Governor and Mrs Le met with His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Streaky Bay, Mr Travis Barber, and were escorted on a tour of the museum.

In the evening at Streaky Bay Hotel, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at a dinner hosted by the Mayor and Mrs Barber.

During the day at Government House Adelaide, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, Governor’s Deputy, received The Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

On Monday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to the West Coast, escorted by His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Ceduna Mr Allan Suter.

In the morning the Governor and Mrs Le received an extensive tour of Flinders Ports – Thevenard. Afterwards, they were hosted for a morning tea at the District Council of Ceduna by the Mayor and Mr Geoff Moffatt, Chief Executive Officer, and Council staff. Later, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Thevenard Fish Processors and were provided with a tour of the facilities and briefing on the operations.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le met with artists and viewed works at Tjutjuna Arts, Ceduna Arts & Cultural Centre. Afterwards they enjoyed an informal lunch with emergency service volunteers from the district, including the Country Fire Service, State Emergency Services and South Australian Ambulance Service. Later, they attended the Ceduna District Health Service, and were escorted on a tour of the facility and provided with a briefing.

Later in the afternoon at the Indigenous Coordination Centre, Ceduna, the Governor and Mrs Le were briefed by community leaders involved in initiating the cashless credit card trial. Afterwards they were provided with a tour of the National Trust Ceduna School House Museum.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le were hosted for dinner by the Mayor and Mrs Suter, along with council members and senior staff of the District Council of Ceduna.

On Sunday morning at the South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron, West Beach, the Governor, who is Patron, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the commissioning of the new ‘Allen Phillips’ Rescue Vessel, Sea Rescue 01.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le departed Adelaide for Ceduna, to undertake a regional visit of the West Coast of South Australia, including the District Council of Ceduna, the District Council of Streaky Bay, and the District Council of Elliston.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s performance of ‘Masters Series 1: Silver and Gold’.

On Friday morning at the Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor, who is the Honorary Air Commodore to the Royal Australia Air Force’s 24th Squadron, accompanied by Mrs Le, laid a wreath at the commemorative service for the 96th Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Australian Air Force.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission.

In the afternoon the Governor hosted a luncheon for representatives from Prince’s Trust International and the SYC’s “Get Into” programme, including Mr Lloyd Dorfman CBE, Chair, Prince’s Trust International and Mr David Hallet, Chair, SYC Limited. The “Get Into” programme is funded by Prince’s Trust International, Prince’s Charities Australia and SYC, and assists young, unemployed, people to develop sector-specific employability skills, vocational skills and experience practical placements.

On Wednesday morning at The Hills Christian Community School, Verdun, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, was the guest speaker at an assembly to celebrate Harmony Day, and received a tour of the school.

At luncheon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted Her Excellency Mrs Minda Calaguian-Cruz, Philippine Ambassador to Australia, and accompanying delegation.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, Mrs Le attended the Lord Mayoral Reception to announce the 2017 Zonta Club Women of Achievement Awards.

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 at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered the keynote address at the ‘South Australia: The State of Mental Wellbeing” business luncheon, organised by the South Australian Mental Health Commission.

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for committee members of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, of which she and the Governor are joint-patrons.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the launch of the Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Defence Industry Cluster program, of which the Governor is Chief Ambassador. The Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster Program is an employer led initiative which increases the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in identified industries.

On Monday morning at Centennial Park, Pasadena, His Excellency the Governor attended the funeral service for the late Ms Joan ‘Jaye’ Walton OAM, former Honorary Consul-General, Royal Thai Consulate-General. Also in the morning, at St Peter’s Cathedral, Mrs Le presented awards at the Lady Day Service for The Mother’s Union in the Diocese of Adelaide, of which she is Patron.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for winners and supporters of the South Australian Tourism Industry Council’s State Tourism Awards. Afterwards, the Governor officially opened the special workshop on ‘Enhancing the Australia-Korea Relationship and Promoting Korean Studies in Australia’ at the City West Campus of the University of South Australia.

On Sunday morning at the Cathedral of Archangels Gabriel and Michael, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, laid a wreath during the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia’s commemorative service observing Greek Independence Day.

On Saturday afternoon at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor laid a wreath during a service to commemorate Greek Independence Day, held by the Inter-Communities Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of South Australia.

Later at the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville, the Governor and Mrs Le were escorted on a tour of the 2017 Indian Mela by Mr Adireddy Yara, President, Indian Australian Association of South Australia, and met with volunteers, stall holders and guests.

On Saturday evening at Government House, the Governor hosted Mr Jianmin Gao, Executive Vice Governor, Shanxi Province, and his accompanying business delegation, visiting Adelaide as an element of the visit to Australia by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for the judging panel of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a performance of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s, ‘Scotland the Brave’.

On Thursday His Excellency the Governor continued his visit to Canberra.

In the morning at Government House, Canberra, the Governor was hosted for breakfast by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. Afterwards, the Governor was escorted on a tour of the National Library and viewed items in the collection of particular relevance to South Australia.

During the day at Government House, Adelaide, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Women's Royal Naval Service.

In the afternoon the Governor returned to Adelaide.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor departed for Canberra.

In the evening at Parliament House, Canberra, the Governor delivered the keynote address at the Australian Migration and Settlement Awards 2017.

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

Later, in the grounds of Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a celebration of South Australia's cultural diversity for 385 dignitaries and guests, where the Governor presented the Governor’s Multicultural Awards for 2016.

At luncheon, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia, The Honourable Grace Portolesi, Chair, and Mr Norman Schueler OAM, Deputy Chair, South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, and Mr George Megalogenis.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Philip Flood AO, National President, The Order of Australia Association and Mrs Carole Flood, and Mr Ken Coventry OAM, Chairman, The Order of Australia Association – South Australia Branch, of which the Governor is Patron, and Mrs Dianne Coventry.

On Monday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited the City of Port Adelaide and Enfield and met with His Worship the Mayor Mr Gary Johanson and Mr Mark Withers, Chief Executive Officer. Following this, the Governor and Mrs Le were escorted on a tour of the area, including visits to the Fontanelle Art Gallery, Port Admiral Hotel, Mixed Creative, Dock 1 Development Site, Taperoo Football Facility, the Roy Marten Park & Fort Largs Development, the Parks Library Site, and the Lightsview Indoor Recreation Centre Project and were hosted at luncheon at the Port Adelaide Town Hall.

In the evening at Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception to commemorate Commonwealth Day, hosted by The Joint Commonwealth Societies Council in South Australia.