Vice-Regal News

On Monday morning His Excellency the Governor continued his official visit to Shanghai, China and met with Mr Xiaoxian Deng, Shanghai International Culture Association.

In the afternoon the Governor attended a luncheon hosted by Mr Guojie Gui, President, Shanghai CRED.

Afterwards, the Governor met with Mr Graeme Meehan, Australian Consul-General in Shanghai.

In the evening the Governor attended a dinner hosted by Mr Michael Clifton, Senior Trade Commissioner, Austrade.

During the day community volunteers toured Government House.

On Sunday morning His Excellency the Governor departed Adelaide for Shanghai, China.

The Governor has appointed Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, to be Governor’s Deputy from Sunday 9th October until the morning of Friday 14th October 2016, and The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis has been appointed Governor’s Deputy from the morning of Friday 14th October until Sunday 23rd October 2016.

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

Later at Adelaide Airport, the Governor met with Western Australian State Emergency Service crews to acknowledge their effort and assistance during the extreme weather events that occurred across the State over the past week.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le travelled to Mount Barker, Oakbank, Hahndorf and the Adelaide Hills in order to meet with community members, State Emergency Service, Country Fire Service and the South Australia Police responding to the consequences of the extreme weather events that occurred across the State over recent days.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor travelled to Two Wells and surrounding areas in order to meet with community members, State Emergency Service and volunteers responding to the consequences of the extreme weather events that occurred across the State over recent days.

In the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Ring Masters Office, Royal Adelaide Show.

In the afternoon the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening the Governor, as Honorary Member of The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide, and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2016 Lions Children of Courage Awards.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor travelled to Two Wells and surrounding areas in order to meet with community members, State Emergency Service and volunteers responding to the consequences of the extreme weather events that occurred across the State over recent days.

In the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Ring Masters Office, Royal Adelaide Show.

In the afternoon the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening the Governor, as Honorary Member of The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide, and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2016 Lions Children of Courage Awards.

On Saturday morning at Findon, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at the 35th anniversary celebration of the Overseas Chinese Association of South Australia.

Later at Pulteney Grammar School, the Governor, as patron of Archery South Australia, officially opened the 2016 National Archery Championships.

On Friday afternoon at the Sir Samuel Way Building, Victoria Square, His Excellency the Governor attended a luncheon with Judges of the District Court of South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor, as a guest of the Embassy of France, attended the Legion of Honour Award ceremony. 

Afterwards, the Governor addressed the guests at the 2016 Asia in SA banquet.

On Friday morning at Morphettville, Mrs Le officially opened the annual exhibition of the Quilters’ Guild of South Australia.

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

Afterwards the Governor received members of the Australia-Korea Foundation.

Later, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the National Police Remembrance Day memorial service at the South Australia Police Academy, Taperoo.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Kyoung-ha Woo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea and Mrs Jinah Lee. Guests included Mr Yoonjoo Park and Mr Sunghyuk Yoon, Counsellors, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Rev Dr John Kyoungsoo Oh, Principal, Adelaide Korean School, and Mr Wonho Chong, President, Korean Australia Friendship Association.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Afterwards, at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor delivered the keynote address at the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centre conference.

Later at Government House, the Governor received the Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, as patron of Active Ageing Australia, addressed the guests and presented awards at the Celebrate Age awards ceremony.

On Tuesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centre conference.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, received Mr Colin Dunsford AM, Chair, and Ms Marianne Stacy, Chief Executive Officer, Leaders Institute of South Australia.

In the evening in Gawler, the Governor addressed the members attending the combined meeting of Rotary Club Gawler and Rotary Club Gawler Light.

On Sunday afternoon the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, as guests of the Australian Indonesian Association of South Australia, addressed the gathering at the official opening ceremony of INDOfest-Adelaide.

Later, the Governor, as patron of the South Australian National Football League, attended the SANFL Grand Final luncheon and match at Adelaide Oval.

On Saturday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the delegates at the official opening of the 2016 Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance Congress.

In the afternoon at Riverton, the Governor unveiled a sculpture by Mr Robert Hannaford, to acknowledge the Ngadjuri heritage.

In the evening at Elder Park, the Governor attended a reception hosted by the Premier of South Australia for Singapore and South Australia: friends and partners in prosperity, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the OzAsia Festival.

Afterwards in Tusmore, the Governor addressed the gathering at the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Austral-Asian Community Church.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the 2016 OzAsia Festival.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon. Guests included Dr Wilfred Wong, Chair, Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Mrs Hayley Wong, Dr Johnnie To, Film-maker, and Mrs Paulina To and Mr Douglas Gautier, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Ms Carmen Chan.

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

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor, as patron, officially opened the 2016 OzAsia Festival.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued with their regional visit of Port Augusta.

In the morning the Governor and Mrs Le visited Stirling North Primary School and met with students and teachers.  Later, the Governor and Mrs Le undertook an industry visit of Sundrop Farms before returning to Adelaide.

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

On Tuesday afternoon His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed Adelaide for a regional visit to Port Augusta.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le visited Gladstone Square War Memorial.  During a service of remembrance, His Excellency laid a wreath. 

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities and met with staff at the Central Oval Community Sporting Hub before receiving a presentation and tour of the Arid Lands Botanic Garden.

In the evening at the Sandpipe restaurant, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner hosted by Mr Sam Johnson, His Worship the Mayor, Port Augusta City Council.

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

On Monday evening at Government House, 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 Showground, the Governor, as a guest of the Islamic Information Centre of South Australia, attended the Adelaide Multicultural Eid Festival.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor, as patron of the OzAsia Festival, and accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Moon Lantern Festival event.

On Saturday morning at the War Memorial Gardens, Hilton, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association Australia (SA & NT Branch), laid a wreath at a commemoration service.

On Friday afternoon in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presided over a Australian Citizenship ceremony.

In the evening in Torrensville, the Governor, as a guest of the African Communities Council of South Australia, officially opened the Unmasked African Festival.

During the day students of Clare Primary School toured Government House.

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

Later at Government House, the Governor received Mr Tim Graham, Executive Director, JusticeNet SA.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Pavilion, the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le attended the Adelaide Legacy luncheon.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 30th anniversary of Make-A-Wish Australia in South Australia.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor undertook an industry visit to Rising Sun Pictures in Adelaide.

In the afternoon at St Peter’s Town Hall, the Governor, as patron of the Australian Refugee Association, accompanied by Mrs Le, viewed the exhibition ‘To Tell Another's Story’.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of the PKF Kennedy Foundation.

On Tuesday morning at Ottaway, His Excellency the Governor visited St Joseph’s Catholic School and met with students and teachers.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor, as patron of the Leaders Institute of South Australia, and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for Mr Colin Dunsford AM, Chair, and members of the Board. 

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the Governor, as a guest of the South Australian Public Primary Schools Music Society, attended the 2016 Festival of Music Series Concert.

On Monday evening at Government House His Excellency 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 Immanuel Lutheran School toured Government House.

On Friday afternoon at Wayville, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, the Administrator of the State, as a guest of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, attended the 2016 Royal Adelaide Show official luncheon.

At Government House in Canberra, the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le presided over investiture ceremonies for recipients of Australian Honours. 

On Thursday morning the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le departed Adelaide for Canberra.

In the morning at Government House, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, the Administrator of the State, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon the Administrator of the State, received the Honourable Xia Geng, Vice Governor, Shandong Province, for a courtesy call, and was joined by the Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, representing the Premier of South Australia.

On Wednesday at Wayville, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, as patron of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, and Mrs Le toured the Royal Adelaide Show as guests of Mr John Rothwell, Chief Executive Officer.

In the evening at the Adelaide City Library, the Administrator, as patron of The Abraham Institute, addressed the guests to officially launch the Golden Rule Interfaith art exhibition.

Later, at Adelaide Oval, the Administrator, as patron of Defence Reserves Support Council – South Australia, addressed the gathering and presented awards at the State Employer Support event.

His Excellency the Governor has been appointed as Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia from the evening of Monday 5th September until the evening of Saturday 10th September 2016.  Professor Brenda Wilson has been appointed Administrator of the State of South Australia during this period.

On Tuesday the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency

Mr John Berry, Ambassador of the United States of America. Other guests included Ms Frankie Reed, Consul-General of the United States of America, and Mr Jim Carouso, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre of Australia, the Administrator, as a guest of the Australian Army, attended the Chief of Army’s Exercise dinner.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Government House volunteer tour guides.