Vice-Regal News

On Monday evening at the Baha'i Centre of Early Learning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Birth of the Founder of the Faith, Baha'u'llah, hosted by the Baha'i Community of South Australia.

On Sunday morning at Findon, the Governor, who is Chief Scout of Scouts Australia - South Australian Branch, presented awards at the 2017 Adult Recognition Awards Ceremony.

During the day, the public rooms of Government House were opened for viewing by members of the community as part of the Open State: a festival of collaboration, innovation, ideas and enterprises. 

In the evening in Gouger Street, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 20th annual celebration of South Australia Chinese Weekly.

On Saturday afternoon at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, read a prayer at the Memorial and Thanksgiving Service of the National Heart Foundation of Australia, South Australian Division.

Later at the Thebarton Community Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented prizes at the Lions Youth of the Year 201C1 District Convention organised by The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide.

In the evening at Seaton, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 125th anniversary celebration of The Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

On Friday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the Australasian Council of Justices' Associations conference.

Later at the Olympic Hall, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the official opening of the 12th Adelaide Hellenic Cultural Festival Odyssey of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia.

Afterwards at the National Wine Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Sammy D Foundation gala event.

On Thursday afternoon at Victoria Square, Adelaide, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the democratising disability…taking control event as part of the Open State: a festival of collaboration, innovation, ideas and enterprises.  The event was hosted by The Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of South Australia, Lifetime Support Authority, Brain Injury South Australia, the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion and the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, the Administrator of the State presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon the Administrator of the Commonwealth hosted an afternoon tea for Professor Alexander Betts, Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, and Director, Refugee Studies; Associate Professor Alan Gamlen, Director, The Hugo Centre for Population and Migration Research, University of Adelaide, and Ms Sarah Thomas, Program Director, Open State.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth received His Excellency Mr Yohanes Kristiarto Soeryo Legowo, Indonesian Ambassador to Australia; Dr Yayan GH Mulyana, Indonesian Consul General in Sydney; Mr Iwan Freddy Hari Susanto, Minister Counsellor of Information, Social and Culture, Indonesian Embassy, and Mr Imran Hanafi, Education and Cultural Attache.

In the evening the Administrator and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of Ausdance SA.

On Sunday at Tarndanyangga, Victoria Square, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the Australian Indonesian Association of South Australia’s Indofest-Adelaide.

In the evening at the Adelaide Riverbank precinct, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Adelaide Festival Centre OzAsia Moon Lantern Festival and toured the Lucky Dumpling Market.

On Saturday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Administrator of the Commonwealth attended the 2017 AFL Grand Final between Adelaide and Richmond.

On Friday morning at the South Australian Museum, the Administrator of the Commonwealth delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Australia Singapore Cultural Leaders' Forum.

Afterwards the Administrator departed Adelaide for Canberra, where he officially launched the Australiana Fund Book at the National Museum of Australia.

In the afternoon at Government House in Canberra, the Administrator presided over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.  Later at the National Police Memorial Australia, Parkes, the Administrator addressed the gathering and placed a wreath at the National Police Remembrance Day Memorial Service, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.

In the morning at the South Australia Police Academy, Taperoo, the Administrator of the State placed a wreath at the National Police Remembrance Day Memorial Service.

In the afternoon at Government House in Adelaide, Mrs Le hosted a reception during Active Ageing Week for the presentation of the CelebrateAge Awards.

On Thursday morning the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide from Berri.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Pavilion, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended the annual function of the Legacy Club of Adelaide.

Later at Government House, the Administrator received Ms Grace Fu, Singapore’s Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and Mr Kwok Fook Seng, Singapore’s High Commissioner to Australia.

In the evening the Administrator and Mrs Le hosted a reception for presentation to The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide’s Lions Children of Courage Awards.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Administrator attended the Australia Singapore Cultural Leaders’ Forum pre-show function.

On Wednesday morning the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le departed Adelaide to undertake a regional visit to Berri.

In the afternoon at Berri Hotel, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended a function hosted by His Worship the Mayor of the Berri Barmera Council, Mr Peter Hunt, followed by visit to the Council office for a presentation on the Monash REWARD project.

Later the Administrator and Mrs Le toured the Berri Renewable Energy Solar Power Generation Facility site and the Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct, and afterwards met with members of the Berri Barmera Council and community at the Berri Bowling Club.

In the evening the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the Berri Primary School Moon Lantern Parade.

Afterwards at Berri Hotel, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended a function hosted by His Worship the Mayor of the Berri Barmera Council.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth received Mr Charles Tran, Chairman, Overseas Chinese Association of SA and Mr Long Quoc Ha, President, The South Australian Zhu-Lin Buddhist Association, and afterwards hosted them for a luncheon.

Later the Administrator received The Honourable Mr Martin Hamilton-Smith, MP, Minister for Investment and Trade; Mr Lino Strangis and Mr Michael Guerin, Department of State Development; and Ms Cheryl Rollison, Minister’s Advisor.

In the evening the Administrator and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters and volunteers of Foodbank South Australia.

Later at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended a reception hosted by Her Excellency Dr Anna Prinz, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, on the occasion of the 68th International Astronautical Congress.

In the morning at Government House, the Administrator of the State presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Monday morning at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le hosted a reception for students participating in the National Youth Science Forum.

In the evening at the Adelaide Showground, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 50th Australian Irish Dancing Championships.

On Sunday afternoon at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended the South Australian National Football League’s Grand Final function.

Later at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented the trophy to the winner of the 2017 Concours d'Elegance following the Bay to Birdwood Classic.

In the evening at Payneham, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a Mid Autumn Festival function of the Overseas Chinese Association of SA.

On Saturday afternoon at Victoria Square, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched the African Communities Council of South Australia’s Unmasked African Festival.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended the closing event for the 16th annual Space Generation Congress hosted by the Space Generation Advisory Council.

On Friday evening at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates from the Space Generation Advisory Council who are in Adelaide for the 16th annual Space Generation Congress and International Astronautical Congress.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival.

Later at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended the official function of the Australian Football League for the first Preliminary Final of the 2017 AFL Premiership Season.

On Thursday morning at the Hilton Adelaide, the Administrator of the Commonwealth officially opened the 2017 English Australia conference.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended a Lord Mayoral Reception to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Roy Inwood being awarded the Victoria Cross.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator attended a SANFL Grand Final function hosted by The Carbine Club of South Australia.

Later at Government House, the Administrator received Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC, Chief of the Defence Force, and Lieutenant Emily Hull, Aide-de-camp.

In the evening the Administrator attended the Together for Peace function at St Peter's Cathedral.

During the day students from Loretto College toured Government House.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth hosted a luncheon for Mr Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consul General of Japan.  Other guests included Mrs Yoko Matsunaga; Mr Toshiki Tojo, Consul Political and Economic Affairs; and Mr Adam Wynn, Honorary Consul General of Japan in South Australia and Mrs Tomono Wynn.

Later the Administrator received Mr Michael Luchich, Chair; Mr Steve Saffell, Chief Executive Officer; and Mr Anthony Peluso, Arts Programs Director, Country Arts SA.

Also in the afternoon at Walkerville, Mrs Le attended the Lillies for Leukaemia High Tea.

In the evening the Administrator and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Year 12 students representing their schools from across the state.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council and officiated at the swearing-in of a new minister.

In the afternoon the Governor received Ms Allyson Hewitt, Primary Thinker in Residence, Don Dunstan Foundation.

His Excellency the Governor has been appointed as Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia from the evening of Tuesday 19th September 2017 until the evening of Friday 6th October 2017.  The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis has been appointed Administrator of the State of South Australia during this period.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor accepted the resignation of various 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 evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Year 12 students representing their schools from across the state.

On Sunday afternoon at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2017 Festival of Music Series of the South Australian Public Primary Schools Music Society.

On Saturday evening at the Krystal Function Centre, Port Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor attended the 60th Anniversary Ball of the Madonna dei Martiri-Molfetta Club.

On Friday in Barmera, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the 2017 Riverland Field Days, followed by a tour of exhibitor sites.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Guide Dogs Association of SA and NT Beau's Pet Hotel at the Adelaide Airport.

In the afternoon at the German Club, Adelaide, the Governor attended a social event hosted by Dr Wolf Blass AM.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of the Australian Institute of Urban Studies South Australia on their 50th anniversary.

During the day students from Kilkenny Primary School, Leigh Creek Area School and Hawker Primary School toured Government House.

On Wednesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Engineers Australia South Australia Individual Awards.

Afterwards at the Hackney Hotel, the Governor addressed the guests at the SA/NT Annual General Meeting of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

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

In the afternoon at the National Wine Centre of Australia, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Breast Cancer Network Australia's annual Pink Lady function.

In the evening at the Clare Golf Club, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards for the Landcare Association of South Australia State Conference.

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

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Joseph Mitchell, Artistic Director, OzAsia Festival; Ms Ruth Sibley, Manager, Public Affairs; and Ms Sam Prior, Assistant Producer, Adelaide Festival Centre.

In the evening at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening mass for the 48th Biennial Conference of the Catholic Women’s League of Australia.

On Sunday afternoon at Tanunda Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Barossa Valley Churches Funday Sunday event, where they met with volunteers and stall holders.

Afterwards the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests and unveiled plaques at Nuriootpa Retirement Living and Tanunda Lutheran Home Ground Breaking Ceremonies.

On Saturday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor delivered the welcoming address at the 6th Australian National Hindu Conference, organised by Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for the families of Australian service personnel who have been killed whilst on deployment in Afghanistan.