Vice-Regal News

On Sunday afternoon at Goolwa, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Sustainable Development Goal Pipi event, organised by the United Nations Association of Australia - South Australia.

During the day, the public rooms of Government House were opened for viewing by members of the community as part of South Australia’s 2018 History Festival Open Doors program in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the History Festival.

On Friday morning at the Hilton Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor delivered the opening address at the 2018 College of Clinical Psychologists Conference opening ceremony, hosted by the Australian Psychological Society.

Later in Adelaide, the Governor joined the International Guide Dog Day Parade and afterwards in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the International Guide Dog Day celebratory function.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor & President, and Professor John Williams, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research Operations and Dean of Graduate Studies, The University of Adelaide, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception to mark the anniversary of Colonel William Light's Birthday, hosted by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, the Governor and Mrs Le attended an ANZAC commemorative event, hosted by The Repat Foundation – The Road Home. 

Government House will be open to the public this Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Mick Sherry, Electoral Commissioner of South Australia, and Mr David Gully, Deputy Electoral Commissioner of South Australia.

Government House will be open to the public this Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath and Mrs Le a tribute at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, organised by The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch).

Later the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, received the salute at the ANZAC Day Commemorative March and afterwards placed a wreath at the ANZAC Day Service of Remembrance at The Cross of Sacrifice, Pennington Gardens, North Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Service representatives and others associated with the ANZAC Day commemorations.

Government House will be open to the public on Sunday 29th April from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.  All are welcome.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio, District Court of South Australia.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for the judging panel of the Governor's Multicultural Awards.

Later the Governor received The Honourable Tung Ngo MLC, Co-Chair, Vietnamese Boat People Monument Association, and Mr Tony Rosella and Ms Ash Badios, artists who are working on the monument projects.

In the evening in Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched the National Standards for working with Interpreters in Courts and Tribunals of the Supreme Court of South Australia and the District Court of South Australia.

In the evening at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil Memorial Ceremony and met with young representatives and cadets from participating youth organisations.  The ceremony was organised by The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch) and the ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil Committee.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Travellers' Aid Society in South Australia.

In the evening His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of awards for the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

On Saturday morning at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath at the Trisagion Service hosted by The Foundation for Hellenic Studies.

In the afternoon at the Burnside Community Centre, Mrs Le presented awards at The Rose Society of South Australia’s Autumn Rose Show.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the volunteers and supporters of Arthritis South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Stefano Gatti, Ambassador of Italy, and Ms Roberta Ronzitti, Consul.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 2018 South Australian and Northern Territory Freemasons.

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

Later at Government House, the Governor received Mr Houssam Abiad, Chair, and Ms Jan Chorley, Chief Executive Officer, Australia Day Council of South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Heru Hartanto Subolo, Consul-General of the Republic of Indonesia; Mr Hermanus Dimara, Consul for Information, Social and Culture; and Mrs Silvia Malau, Consul for Economy, Consulate-General of the Republic of Indonesia.

In the evening at the University of South Australia, City West Campus, the Governor addressed the guests at the 2018 Symposium on Australia-Korea Relations.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Alan Tudge MP, Federal Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function hosted by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese, where His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, launched The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, Duke of Edinburgh Employer program in South Australia.

Later in the afternoon at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, together with His Royal Highness, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Gold Award Ceremony of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, South Australia.

In the evening His Royal Highness, having concluded his Australian program, departed Government House.

On Tuesday afternoon in the Barossa Valley, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, attended a function hosted by the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award with His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception followed by a dinner to recognise The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award on the occasion of the visit to Adelaide of His Royal Highness.  Amongst the dinner guests were The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia; Mr Peter Malinauskas MP, Leader of the Opposition and Mrs Annabel Malinauskas; The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO and Lady Neal AM, Ambassadors of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award; The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese and The Lady Mayoress, Mrs Genevieve Theseira-Haese; and The Honourable Gary Nairn AO, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award – Australia and Mrs Rose Nairn.

On Monday afternoon in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a reception to welcome athletes participating in the Special Olympics National Games, and for the final leg of the Law Enforcement torch run. 

Later at the Titanium Security Arena, Findon, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening ceremony of the 11th Special Olympics Australia National Games.

In the late afternoon His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, who is visiting South Australia in support of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, arrived to stay at Government House.

On Sunday afternoon at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, Mrs Le participated in the 12th annual Zoo Day as part of United Way South Australia’s Read Aloud campaign.

On Saturday evening at Magill, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the Campbelltown City Council's 150th celebration community event.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Quilters' Guild of South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the new Magarey Grove, and afterwards attended South Australian National Football League Chairman’s function and watched the football match between Adelaide and Collingwood.

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

Afterwards at Modbury Hospital, the Governor officiated a special investiture for Mr Robert Hussey OAM who received the insignia for his award in the Order of Australia.

In the evening at the InterContinental Adelaide, the Governor attended the Local Government Association of South Australia’s Showcase Networking function.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed Adelaide to undertake a regional visit to the Light Regional Council area.

Later at the Kapunda Bowling Club, the Governor and Mrs Le met with His Worship the Mayor of the Light Regional Council, Mr Bill O’Brien, followed by a tour of the volunteer-built Bowling Club.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le toured the JT Johnson & Sons facility and were briefed on operations.

In the afternoon in the Barossa Valley, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function hosted by His Worship the Mayor of the Light Regional Council, before returning to Adelaide.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Mohammad Al-Khafaji, Chief Executive Officer, Welcome to Australia.

Later in the morning at St Peter’s Cathedral, Mrs Le presented awards at the Lady Day service and award ceremony of The Mothers' Union in the Diocese of Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Ms Bodelle Francis, Chair and Mr Grant Mayer, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Members of the South Australian Jockey Club, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening in Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and launched the book 'Kieran Modra: The Way I See It' by Mr Andy Thurlow.

On Monday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the new Strathalbyn Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia and unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion, followed by a tour of the facilities.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Ms Stephanie Austin, 2017 Recipient of the Governors Aboriginal Youth Award and Ms Shelley Nitschke, National Indigenous Women's Cricket Coach.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of Nature Foundation SA.

On Saturday morning at Renmark, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Twenty Third Street Distillery and were briefed on operations, before returning to Adelaide in the afternoon.
Later in the afternoon at Glenelg, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering and officially opened the 2018 Songkran Festival, organised by The Thai Festival and Cultural Association of South Australia.

On Friday 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 Chief Petty Officer Grant Metcalfe, Band Master; Petty Officer Tom Bastians, Group Leader and Leading Seaman Luke Townsend, Musician, Royal Australian Navy Band South Australia, which has provided incidental music during the investiture ceremonies this week; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

In the evening at Barmera, the Governor accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented the overall winner award at the 2018 National Keep South Australia Beautiful ‘Tidy Towns’ Awards function, hosted by the Berri Barmera Council in conjunction with Keep South Australia Beautiful and KESAB Environmental Solutions.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours, including Public Service, Australian Fire Service, Australian Corrections and Ambulance Service Medals.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Mrs Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment and Acting Chief Executive, Department of the Premier and Cabinet; Mr Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, State Emergency Service SA, and Mrs Melanie Beattie; Mr Greg Crossman AFSM, Chief Officer, SA Metropolitan Fire Service, and Mrs Cindy Crossman; Mr Greg Nettleton, Chief Officer, SA Country Fire Service, and Ms Terry Foster; Mr Malcom Jackman, Chief Executive, SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission, and Mrs Kristen Jackman; Ms Carolyn Sladden, SA Representative to the Council for the Order of Australia; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

Later in the afternoon the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council and officiated at the swearing-in of new Parliamentary Secretaries.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening night performance of The Wizard of Oz.

On Wednesday 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 Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters - SA and Mrs Susan Burnett; Brigadier Mick Burgess, Army Area Representative – SA and Mrs Kitti Burgess; Group Captain Greg Weller, representing Senior Defence Force Representative – SA and Mrs Mandy Weller; and Mr Grant Stevens APM, Commissioner of Police and Mrs Emma Stevens.

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

On Monday afternoon at Oakbank, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Oakbank Racing Club’s 2018 Easter Racing Carnival.

On Wednesday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed participants in the Executive Excellence Program at the ‘Fostering an Inclusive Culture’ Symposium jointly hosted by the South Australian Leadership Academy, the Office for the Public Sector and the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Afterwards at the Airforce Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the commemorative service for the 97th anniversary for the formation of the Royal Australian Air Force.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.

Also in the afternoon, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for Carers and staff of AnglicareSA, followed by a tour.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Technology for Ageing and Disability (SA).

On Tuesday morning in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an annual Celebration of South Australia's cultural diversity for 420 dignitaries and guests, and presentation of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards for 2017.

At luncheon, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted Mr Norman Schueler OAM, Deputy Chair, South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission and Mr Paul Vasileff, 2017 Young Australian of the Year and Keynote Speaker at the Celebration of South Australia's cultural diversity.

On Monday afternoon at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor delivered the 2018 Wunderly Oration at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science.

During the day students from Ardtornish School toured Government House.

On Sunday afternoon at the South Australian National War Memorial, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the National Day of Greece celebrations.

In the evening at Elder Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Adelaide Youth Orchestra’s performance of Maestro 1 - Young Love.

On Saturday morning at Findon, His Excellency the Governor toured the Overseas Chinese Association Ethnic School and met with staff and students.

Afterwards at Torrensville, the Governor addressed the gathering at the Thai Festival hosted by the Thai-Australian Association of South Australia.

In the evening at Victoria Square, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the official opening of Glendi Greek Festival.