Vice-Regal News

On Thursday His Excellency the Governor concluded his working visit to Singapore and India to promote South Australia and departed India for Australia.

During the day students from St Peters Woodlands Grammar School toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning in Rajasthan, His Excellency the Governor continuing his working visit to India to promote South Australia. The Governor, together with Mr Surendra Goyal, the Rajasthan Minister for Public Health, Engineering and Ground Water, and Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith, inaugurated the Rajasthan Centre of Excellence in Water Resource Management and a pilot project for water purification.

In the afternoon the Governor met with Her Royal Highness Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur, and at an event hosted by Study Adelaide, spoke to students considering or preparing to study in Adelaide.

In the late afternoon the Governor departed for New Delhi, preparatory to his return to Australia.

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

On Tuesday in Mumbai, His Excellency the Governor continued his working visit to India to promote South Australia.  In the morning he witnessed the signing of an MOU between the Adelaide School of Art, the GSA Foundation and Clark House.

In the afternoon the Governor departed for Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, South Australia’s sister state in India, to meet with the Governor, His Excellency Mr Kalyan Singh. 

In the evening, with delegation members, the Governor attended a performance by the Kutle Khan Project and supported discussion of partnership opportunities between the Adelaide Festival Centre and the Jaipur Literary Festival.

In the morning at Government House Adelaide, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

During the day students from St Peters Woodlands Grammar School toured Government House.

On Monday morning in Mumbai, continuing his overseas working visit to promote South Australia, His Excellency the Governor met with Mr Tony Huber, Australian Consul-General in Mumbai and afterwards with Minister Hamilton-Smith, Minister Bettison and members of the business delegation to India.

In the afternoon the Governor addressed the Mumbai chapter of the South Australia Club, a group devoted to fostering business opportunities for South Australia.

His Excellency then met with Shri Devendra G Fadnavis, Chief Minister of the Government of Maharashtra state. 

Later in the afternoon the Governor addressed Indian students considering or preparing for study in South Australia at a workshop convened by Study Adelaide.

Afterwards the Governor met with Shri Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra state.

In the evening the Governor addressed the guests at a roundtable convened by The Asia Society to discuss bilateral cooperation in the arts.

On Sunday morning, the Governor was conducted on a visit to local heritage sites by Mr Tony Huber, Australian Consul-General in Mumbai, followed by a working lunch with senior members of the business delegation.

In the evening, the Governor attended a reception hosted by Mr Huber to meet Consulate staff.

On Sunday afternoon in Rundle Mall, Mrs Le attended the 2017 Multicultural Festival, organised by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.

Also in the afternoon at Kent Town, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, addressed the guests at the 150th anniversary commemoration of the laying of the foundation stone of Prince Alfred College.

On Saturday His Excellency the Governor departed Singapore to continue his working visit in Mumbai.

On Friday morning in Singapore, at the commencement of his overseas trip to Singapore and India to promote South Australia, His Excellency the Governor met with Her Excellency Madam Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore, and in the afternoon with His Excellency Mr Bruce Gosper, Australian High Commissioner to Singapore.

Also in the afternoon, the Governor addressed the Singapore chapter of the South Australia Club, a group devoted to fostering business opportunities for South Australia.  Later, hosted by Professor Noel Lindsay, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Entrepreneurship) of the University of Adelaide, the Governor toured the University’s ThincLab site.

In the morning at the Adelaide Airport, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, addressed the guests and viewed exhibits at the Shanghai International Culture Association’s exhibition ‘Valued Paper – Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art in Australia 2017’.

During the day students from Thebarton Senior College toured Government House.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor departed on a working visit to Singapore and India.  In both countries, he will address the local chapter of the South Australia Club, a group devoted to fostering business opportunities for the State.  In India, he will, with the Minister for Investment and Trade, the Hon Martin Hamilton‑Smith MP, head a trade mission of 44 industry representatives to Mumbai and Jaipur.  

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson to be Governor’s Deputy from 10:00 am on Thursday 2nd November until 9:15 am on Friday 10th November 2017.

In the evening at Leawood Gardens, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, addressed the guests at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute 'Leaders in Philanthropy' function.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Bronson Horan, State President and Mr Corey Starkey, Chief Executive Officer, The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch).

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Brian Hayes QC, Government Strategic Advisor on India and Ms Narelle Slivak, Director, International Strategies and Trade, Department of State Development.

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Kyam Maher MLC, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Ms Amy Rust, Ministerial Advisor.

Also in the afternoon, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of the Australian Refugee Association.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of SIDS and Kids South Australia.

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

Later at the Golden Grove Arts Centre, the Governor toured the Concept 2 Creation Expo and met with students.

In the afternoon in Freeling, the Governor officially opened the ANZAC Park Memorial Garden, and afterwards met with community members at the Freeling Returned and Services League Sub-Branch Clubrooms.

Also in the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of the Irish Association of Adelaide.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the Asia Pacific Coroners' Society annual conference.

During the day students from Craigmore High School toured Government House.

On Monday morning at Highgate, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the new Concordia College Science Centre.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, inspected the Royal Australian Air Force No 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron; followed by the viewing of the Exercising of the Freedom of Entry to the City of Adelaide and a civic reception at the Adelaide Town Hall.

Later at Government House, the Governor received a delegation from the Adelaide Convention Bureau led by Mr Damien Kitto, Chief Executive Officer.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the Australian of the Year awards ceremony hosted by the Australian Day Council of South Australia.

On Sunday morning at the Cathedral of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, Adelaide, the Governor placed a wreath on the occasion of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia’s Greek National Day commemoration.

In the afternoon at the Light Horse Memorial, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le placed a wreath and tribute at a service organised by the South Australian Mounted Rifles Association to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Light Horse Charge at Beersheba.

Afterwards at St Joseph's Convent, Kensington, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Mary MacKillop Museum, Adelaide.

On Saturday morning in Riverton, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Women in Agriculture and Business of South Australia conference 'The Spirit of Rural Women'.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the National Children's Week celebrations, organised by United Way South Australia.

In the evening at Flinders University of South Australia, the Governor presented awards at the Tournament of Minds Australasian Pacific Finals.

On Friday morning at Enfield Baptist Church, His Excellency the Governor addressed guests at the Southern Volunteering SA’s Community Visitors Scheme conference.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for retiring Torch Bearers of the Legacy Club of Adelaide.

Later at St Peter’s College, the Governor addressed guests and presented prizes at the St Peter’s College 170th Speech Day Ceremony.

On Thursday morning at Morphettville Racecourse, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Community Centres SA ‘Growing Communities’ 2017 Annual Conference.

Afterwards at Playford International College, the Governor addressed guests at the Governor’s Leadership Foundation Community Action Program’s final Learn and Grow session, hosted by the Leaders Institute of South Australia.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers and supporters of the Cora Barclay Centre.

Later, the Governor attended a function hosted by Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations at its new base at Adelaide Airport.

On Wednesday, His Excellency the Governor, as Chair of the Selection Committee, convened the final interviews for the selection of the 2018 Rhodes Scholar for South Australia and hosted the announcement of the successful candidate.  The Committee comprised Professor M Hughes-Warrington, National Secretary Rhodes Australia; Dr S Wells, Deputy Chair; Ms N Stott Despoja AM, Mr W Spurr AO, Dr N Betts, Dr A Fitzpatrick and Ms J Parkinson, and was attended by Professor J Williams and Dr J Chalker, State Secretaries of the South Australian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee. 

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

In the afternoon the Governor hosted a luncheon for the South Australian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee members and short-listed candidates.

Later at Berry's Funeral Home, Norwood, the Governor attended the funeral service for the late Mr Alan George Killmier OAM.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the Council of Chief Justices and their partners.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Children's Week Association of South Australia 2017 Children's Week Awards.

In the afternoon the Governor received Major General Stephen Porter AM, Commander of the Australian Army - Headquarters 2nd Division and Captain Nicholas Politis, Aide-de-Camp to the Commander.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Deaf Can:Do Deaf Youth Leaderships Scholarships.

On Saturday morning at Victoria Square, His Excellency the Governor participated in the Welcome to Australia's Walk Together 2017 event.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, who is Deputy Prior of St John Ambulance Australia SA, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the annual South Australian Awards Day Ceremony.

In the evening at The Playford Hotel, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the South Australian Golf Industry Awards Night, hosted by Golf South Australia.

On Friday morning at Salisbury Primary School, Mrs Le attended the launch of Children's Week 2017, hosted by Children's Week Association of South Australia.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the Governor’s Farewell for International Students, organised by StudyAdelaide.

During the day students from Redeemer Lutheran School toured Government House.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for Miss Annika Turon-Semmens, 2017 Senior Winner of the Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition.  Guests included Mr Arwed Turon, Ms Nicola Semmens, Mrs Sandy Semmens, Mrs Margaret Lord, Mrs Christine Cundell and Mrs Julie Gameau.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Mothers' Union in the Diocese of Adelaide.

In the afternoon in Hahndorf, His Excellency the Governor attended an event hosted by The Hahndorf Community and the Hahndorf Business and Tourism Association.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2017 Student Citizenship Awards of The Order of Australia Association - South Australian Branch.

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

Later in the day at the Adelaide Town Hall, Mrs Le addressed the guests and presented awards at the annual general meeting of the Australian Red Cross, South Australia Division.

In the evening at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club, the Governor addressed the guests at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Golf Championships.

On Monday afternoon at the Hilton Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the National Conference of the Institute of Hospitality in HealthCare.

In the evening at the South Australian Museum, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the Australasian Asthma Conference.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the members of the South Australian Shadow Ministry and their partners.

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

On Sunday afternoon at the Sri Ganesha Temple, Oaklands Park, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the Diwali Festival function, organised by the Hindu Society of South Australia.

On Saturday morning at that Korean War Memorial, Hindmarsh, His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath at the Korean 'Missing in Action' Memorial Service, organised by the Korea & South East Asia Forces Association of Australia - South Australia Branch.

In the evening at The Italian Centre, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the annual Gala Ball of the South Australian Italian Association.

On Friday morning at Flinders University of South Australia His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sarcoma Study Group.

In the evening at the National Railway Museum, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a celebration for the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Trans Australian Railway.

Later at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented the Perpetual Award at the 2017 Gladys Elphick Awards Ceremony.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon in association with the 2017 Annual Hawke Lecture.  Guests included The Honourable Julia Gillard AC, Chair of beyondblue, who is delivering the 2017 Hawke Lecture; The Honourable Bob Hawke AC; The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO and Lady Neal AM; Professor David Lloyd, Vice Chancellor of the University of South Australia; Ms Jacinta Thompson, Executive Director of The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre; Ms Jill Saunders and Ms Marielle Smith.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for participants of the Lions Club International District 201C2 Convention followed by a tour of Government House.

In the evening at the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening of Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

Later at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor was the guest speaker the Diwali celebration and launch of the South Australia Chapter of Women in Business, hosted by Australia India Business Council South Australia Chapter.

On Wednesday afternoon at Medindie, His Excellency the Governor attended the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association International President's Reception.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Friends of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Afterwards at Findon, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Netball Australia 2017 Constellation Cup test match between Australian Diamonds and New Zealand Silver Ferns.

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.

Later the Governor received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Mr Joseph Mitchell, Artistic Director, OzAsia Festival.

In the afternoon at St Peter's Cathedral, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a funeral service for the late Air Vice-Marshal Brent Espeland AM.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the 20th anniversary of the Youth Opportunities Association of South Australia.