Vice-Regal News

On Sunday afternoon the Governor, as Deputy Prior of St John Ambulance Australia SA, attended the St John Rededication Service at Unley.

Also in the afternoon, Mrs Le presented awards at the Ruth Gibson Memorial Awards function hosted by the National Council of Women of South Australia.

On Saturday evening in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor attended the 60th anniversary celebration of the Polish Folklore Ensemble “Tatry”.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship South Australia.

In the evening in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a function hosted by the South Australian Police Commissioned Officers’ Mess.

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

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received H.E. Mr Patricio Powell, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile and Mr Felipe Cousino, Consul-General, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron.

Later the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at an evening of celebration with The Honourable Jing Lee MLC, hosted by Chinatown Adelaide.

During the day students from Watervale Primary School toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Vincent Tarzia MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon the Governor received the Board of Governors of The Road Home (The Repat Foundation), followed by a luncheon.

Later the Governor received Mr Stephen Gerlach AM, Chancellor, Flinders University.

On Tuesday morning at Beverley, His Excellency the Governor toured Fleet Space Technologies and was briefed on operations.

In the evening in Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 150th Birthday celebrations of the Royal Commonwealth Society at a function hosted by the South Australian Branch.

During the day, members of the Catholic Women’s League of South Australia toured Government House.

On Monday 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 South Australian Country Women's Association.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended “An Evening with Eddie Woo in Adelaide” hosted by the Australia Day Council of South Australia.  Mr Woo is the recipient of the 2018 Australia Day Local Hero Award.

During the day, students from Thomas Moore College toured Government House.

On Sunday afternoon at Mount Barker, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the annual function of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Mount Barker sub-branch.

On Friday morning at Salisbury, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests attending the ‘Our Stories’ event celebrating the contribution of refugees to the City of Salisbury.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Mr Iwao Horii, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and his delegation, followed by a luncheon.

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, as guests of the Port Adelaide Football Club at the Before the Bounce pre-game function, presented trophies to the winning teams of the Power Intercultural Program.

In the evening at the Hawke Building, Adelaide, the Governor made the opening address at the 2018 Australian Refugee Association Oration.  His Excellency is patron of the Australian Refugee Association and patron-in-chief of the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at the University of South Australia where the event took place.

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

Later at Government House, the Governor received the Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, Supreme Court of South Australia, and Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor.

During the day students from Portside Christian School toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor officially launched World Refugee Day 2018 organised by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre and the City of Adelaide Council.

Later the Governor addressed the gathering at the 140th Anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Adelaide Children’s Hospital hosted by the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

On Tuesday morning in Crafers, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le toured Cleland Wildlife Park and were briefed on operations.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Chen Huaiyu, General Manager and Country Head of Bank of China in Australia, Ms Ying Li, State Manager of Bank of China in South Australia and Mr Peng Xie, Relationship Manager, Bank of China Adelaide Branch.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Ms Finola Dwyer, Chair and Ms Rachael Zaltron, Founder, Backpacks 4 SA Kids, an organisation which provides resources for the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people during periods of dislocation from home and routine care.

Also in the morning, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia, South Australia Branch.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received delegates from the Joymain Incentive Group from China.

Later at Nailsworth, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the Sir Ross Smith Commemoration Service organised by the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force Association South Australian Division.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor, who is Deputy Prior, and Mrs Le, hosted an Investiture ceremony for The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in South Australia.

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

Later the Governor and Mrs Le were conducted on a tour of Adelaide Central Market.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to launch Welcome To Australia’s Inter Cultural Futures Leadership Program.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

Later Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for volunteers from the Walkerville Miniature Christmas Pageant.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception in honour of the birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le, to express appreciation for the hospitality received during visits to their respective local government areas, hosted a dinner for the Mayors of the Berri Barmera Council, Northern Areas Council, Tatiara District Council and their partners.

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

In the afternoon Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of The People’s Music Hall, The Sing for Fun Group and the Bereavement Group from the Repat Hospital.

On Monday at the Adelaide Festival Centre, His Excellency the Governor presented awards at the 2018 Volunteers Thank You event hosted by The Honourable Michelle Lensink MLC, Minister for Human Services.

On Sunday morning at the Christ Church, North Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, read the epistle at the Choral Eucharist in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 92nd Birthday.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Adelaide Cabaret Festival performance.

On Friday afternoon at Osborne, His Excellency the Governor toured the Osborne South Development Project and was briefed on the Australian Naval Infrastructure and the Future Submarine Infrastructure Project.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s opening night Variety Gala Performance.

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

Later 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 the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters and volunteers of Athletics South Australia.

During the day students from St John’s Lutheran School at Highgate toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning at Ethelton, His Excellency the Governor attended the Port Adelaide Football Club’s 2018 Aboriginal Power Cup opening ceremony.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre, Ms Ali McGregor, Artistic Director, and Ms Ebony Bott, Executive Producer, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, followed by a luncheon.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the President, Chairman, Trustees, Board Members and Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the new Beerenberg manufacturing facility at Beerenberg Farm, Hahndorf.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea to acknowledge the 30th year of the Donne e Benessere program.  The program is delivered by the Co-ordinating Italian Committee and promotes health and wellbeing for Italian women over the age of 50.

On Sunday afternoon at Hackney, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched the ‘Pursuing Peace’ program organised by The Abraham Institute and the Beit Shalom Synagogue.

On Saturday morning at the Air Force Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the Bomber Command Ceremony organised by the Royal Australian Air Force, Edinburgh.

In the evening at the InterContinental Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Fight Cancer Foundation’s Red Ball.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received members of the Australian Political Exchange Council, including members of the 12th delegation from New Zealand.

Afterwards at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor and Mrs Le placed tributes at the Aboriginal Veterans Commemorative Service organised by Reconciliation South Australia.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Board of Commissioners and Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian National Football League, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 50th anniversary celebration of Southern Cross Care (SA & NT).

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

In the afternoon the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened and toured the Eastern Clinical Development at St Andrew's Hospital, Adelaide.

On Wednesday morning, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, visited the Meals on Wheels South Australia (MoWSA) Port Adelaide Branch kitchen and was introduced to volunteers, and afterwards, at West Lakes Shore, delivered MoWSA’s fifty-millionth meal.

In the afternoon at Government House the Governor received the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly, and its officers, to be presented by them with the Address-in-Reply to his speech of 3 May opening the current session of Parliament.

Afterwards at the Mortlock Library, the Governor attended a farewell celebration for Mr Alan Smith, retiring Director of the State Library of South Australia.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the National Council of Women of South Australia.

In the afternoon His Excellency received the Honourable President and Members of the Legislative Council, and its officers, to be presented by them with the Address-in-Reply to his speech of 3 May opening the current session of Parliament.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the Adelaide Chapter of the South Australia Club.

Afterwards at the Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide, the Governor attended The Don Dunstan Foundation’s 2018 Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration.