Vice-Regal News

On Monday at Government House, Canberra, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le met with the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove. The Governor-General invested the Governor with the insignia of his appointment as a Companion in the Order of Australia.

His Excellency the Governor has appointed The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis to be Governor’s Deputy for Monday 5th September 2016.

On Monday during the day community volunteers toured Government House.

On Sunday afternoon at Mater Christi Church, the Governor attended a Mass celebrating the canonisation of Blessed Mother Teresa.

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

On Thursday 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 and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours and Australian Bravery Decorations. 

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 130th anniversary of The Wyatt Trust.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours, including the Public Service, Australian Fire Service, Ambulance Service and Emergency Services Medals.  After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Mr Rik Morris, SA Representative to the Council for the Order of Australia, Mr Keith Driscoll, representing the Chief Executive Officer, SA Ambulance Service, Mr Dermot Barry, representing the Chief Officer for State Emergency Service, and Ms Terri Brummitt, Mr Greg Crossman, Chief Officer, SA Metropolitan Fire Service, Mr Andrew Stark, representing the Chief Officer, SA Country Fire Service and Mrs Cathy Stark, and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Tuesday 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 Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia, Group Captain Greg Weller, representing the Senior Defence Force Representative - South Australia, and Mrs Mandy Weller, Commander Patrick O’Brien ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters - South Australia, Brigadier Mick Burgess, Army Area Representative – SA, and Mrs Kitti Burgess, Mr Grant Stevens APM, Commissioner of Police, and Mrs Emma Stevens, and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Monday afternoon His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Mr Sumio Kusaka, Ambassador of Japan.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for the Ambassador and Mrs Ikuko Kusaka.  Guests included Ms Keiko Haneda, Consul-General of Japan in Melbourne, Mr Ryo Seki, Third Secretary, Embassy of Japan, and Mr Adam Wynn, Honorary Consul-General of Japan in South Australia, Mrs Tomono Wynn, Mr Mike Dunphy, President, Japan Australia Friendship Association, Mr Jim Stewart, President, Australia Japan Association, Ms Nicola Kelly, Chair, Japanese Australia Business Council and Mr Ichiro Tanaka, President, Japanese Association of Adelaide.

In the afternoon the Governor invested Mr Alan Killmier OAM with his Order of Australia Medal.

On Sunday afternoon the Governor addressed the gathering at the opening of Domino Servite College at Mount Torrens.

On Saturday morning in Gawler, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, as a guest of the Gawler Agricultural, Horticultural and Floricultural Society, officially opened the 160th Gawler Show.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Australia Malaysia Business Council, presented awards at the Merdeka gala dinner.

His Excellency the Governor has been appointed as Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia from the morning of Friday 26th August until the evening of Saturday 27th August 2016.  Professor Brenda Wilson has been appointed Administrator of the State of South Australia during this period.

On Friday morning the Administrator of the Commonwealth delivered the keynote address at the opening of the History teachers State conference at the State Library of South Australia.

In the afternoon at the Glenelg Golf Club, the Administrator as a guest of the Legacy Club of Adelaide, presented the Governor’s Cup and other trophies to the winners of the annual Legacy Governor’s Cup.

In the evening at the Sage Hotel, the Administrator addressed the guests at the Kiwanis Australia District convention.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Dr Neil McGoran, Chief Executive Officer, Mr Antonio Mercurio, Manager, SACE International and Mr Matt Johnson, Executive Director, International Engagement Trade Immigration and Higher Education, Department of State Development.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the Honourable Justice Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice, and Judges of the Supreme Court and their partners.

Also on Thursday at Government House, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

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

In the morning the Governor and Mrs Le visited Cowell Area School and met with students and teachers. 

In the afternoon at Whyalla, the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Le, toured the facilities and met the staff of Bedford Industries.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Whyalla War Memorial.  During a brief service of remembrance, His Excellency laid a wreath.  Following, the Governor and Mrs Le attended an afternoon tea hosted by Mr Kevin Higgins, President, and members of the Whyalla Returned and Services League. 

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner hosted by the Honourable Lyn Breuer, Her Worship the Mayor of Whyalla City Council.

During the day students from Concordia College toured Government House.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued with their regional visit of the Eyre Peninsula.

In the morning at Tumby Bay, the Governor and Mrs Le were provided a briefing on the radio and rescue base operations and met with Mr Garry Smith OAM. 

Afterwards, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, as guests of the Country Health SA Local Health Network, Tumby Bay Hospital and Uringa Auxiliary and Beaty Bequest Working Party, addressed the guests and unveiled a plaque to officially open the Uringa Hostel.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Tumby Bay Marina and Island development, followed by a luncheon hosted by Mr Sam Telfer, His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Tumby Bay.  Afterwards at Cowell, His Excellency and Mrs Le received a brief on the operations of Turners Oysters.

In the evening at the Council Chambers, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a reception hosted by Mr Robert Starr, His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Franklin Harbour; followed by dinner at the Franklin Harbour Hotel.

On Monday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued with their regional visit of the Eyre Peninsula.

In the morning the Governor and Mrs Le visited Port Lincoln Primary School.  Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le visited the premises of Adventure Bay Charters and toured South Quay Boulevard. 

Later the Governor and Mrs Le met with industry representatives, followed by a luncheon hosted by Mr Bruce Green, Mayor of the City of Port Lincoln, at the Marina Hotel.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le met with the Port Lincoln Aboriginal Community Council and the Port Lincoln Health Service.

Later at the Soldiers Memorial, Eyre Park, the Governor and Mrs Le met with the President and committee members of the Port Lincoln RSL.  During a brief service of remembrance, His Excellency laid a wreath.  Afterwards at the Nautilus Arts Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at a community reception hosted by the Mayor of the City of Port Lincoln.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner hosted by the Mayor of the City of Port Lincoln at Sarins Restaurant.

On Sunday in Goolwa, the Governor addressed the guests at a function celebrating the 50th year of the incorporation of the South Lakes Golf Club.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le, departed Adelaide for the Eyre Peninsula.  The Governor has appointed the Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, to be Governor’s Deputy from Sunday 21st August 2016 until Thursday 25th August 2016.

On Saturday afternoon at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, attended the Exercising of Freedom of Entry, 16th Air Land Regiment, followed by the Lord Mayoral reception.

In the evening at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Port Adelaide Football Club, attended the Before the Bounce pre-game function and watched the football match between Port Adelaide and Adelaide.

On Friday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in South Australia, and Mrs Le hosted two ceremonies for the presentation of the 2016 Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Awards.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Mr Robert Gerard AO, Co-Patron, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - South Australia, Mr David Sanders, Chair, The SA Friends of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia, Mr Charlie Miller OAM, World Fellow, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, and Mr Peter Kaye AM, Chief Executive Officer in Australia, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Australia.

In the evening at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Governor attended the thanksgiving Eucharist and laying up of the Pastoral staff by the Most Reverend Dr Jeffrey Driver, Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide.

On Thursday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued with their regional visit of the Clare and Gilbert Valleys.

In the morning at Clare, the Governor and Mrs Le met with volunteers and staff of the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre.

Later, at the Memorial Cross of the ‘Battle of Long Tan’, the Governor and Mrs Le placed a wreath at a commemorative service for Vietnam Veteran’s Day.  Afterwards, at the RSL Community Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a luncheon hosted by the President and members of the Auburn/Clare Districts Returned and Services League.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide.

Also on Thursday at Government House, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

During the day students from St Paul’s College toured Government House.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued with their regional visit of the Clare and Gilbert Valleys.

In the morning the Governor and Mrs Le met with students and teachers at Clare Primary School.

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le met with the Lions Green Team and received a briefing on the Gleeson Wetlands.  Later, the Governor and Mrs Le met with volunteers and staff at the Clare Valley Aerodrome.

In the afternoon at Auburn, the Governor and Mrs Le undertook an industry visit to Taylors Wines.  Later at Mintaro, the Governor and Mrs Le received a briefing and toured of the facilities of BTG Australasia.

In the evening in Sevenhill, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner hosted by Mr Allan Aughey OAM,

His Worship the Mayor, Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council, and Mrs Lyn Aughey.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed Adelaide for the Clare Valley. 

In the morning at Tarlee, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities of Rohde’s Free Range Egg Farm. 

Later at Leasingham, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities of O’Leary Walker Wines, followed by a luncheon hosted by Mr Allan Aughey OAM, His Worship the Mayor, Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council.

In the afternoon at Sevenhill, the Governor and Mrs Le toured Sevenhill Cellars and St Aloysius’ Church. Later in Clare, the Governor and Mrs Le were briefed on the operations of Bungaree Station and toured the historic homestead and station.

In the evening the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a reception hosted by the Mayor of Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council.

The Governor has appointed the Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, to be Governor’s Deputy from Tuesday 16th August 2016 until the afternoon of Thursday 18th August 2016.

On Monday morning at St Mary’s, His Excellency the Governor undertook an industry visit to Hegs Australia.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le, as patron, received Mr Jock Berry, President, and committee members of The Cottage Homes.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

On Sunday afternoon at Woodville, the Governor, as a guest of the Indian Australian Association of South Australia, addressed the gathering celebrating India’s 70th Independence Day.

On Saturday evening at the Stamford Grand Glenelg, His Excellency the Governor delivered the keynote address at the Pakistani Medical Association of South Australia’s gala event.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor, as patron of SCOSA, visited the Plympton Hub where the Governor toured the facilities and met with clients and staff.

In the evening at the State Library of South Australia, the Governor addressed the guests at the welcome reception for the 2016 Anglican Schools Australia conference.

Later, at the Adelaide Pavilion, the Governor, as patron of the Pioneers Association of South Australia, attended a function to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the foundation of South Australia.

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

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 160th anniversary of Polish settlement in South Australia.

Later at Adelaide Oval, the Governor presented an award at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the Central Region.

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

After, at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended a reception hosted by the Lord Mayor to celebrate Queen Adelaide’s birthday.

In the afternoon at the InterContinental Adelaide, the Governor, as a guest of Ms Keiko Haneda, Consul-General of Japan, attended the conferral ceremony for the Honorary Consul-General of Japan in Adelaide, Mr Adam Wynn.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the Australian Association of Magistrates National Conference.

Later at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor, as a guest of Mr Hongtao Wei, Vice Chairman of China National Tourism Administration, addressed the guests at the China Tourism night: Journey along the Yellow River.

On Monday morning at Edinburgh, His Excellency the Governor, as Honorary Air Commodore of the Royal Australian Air Force No 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron, addressed the gathering as the Reviewing Officer at the 24SQN Parade.  Later the Governor was escorted on a tour of the RAAF Base, followed by luncheon with 24SQN personnel.

During the day community volunteers toured Government House.

On Saturday at Edinburgh, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment – South Australian Branch, unveiled a Lone Pine commemorative plaque and met with families of soldiers currently deployed, and farewelled 7RAR personnel deploying to Rifle Company Butterworth in Malaysia.

In the evening the Governor, as a guest of the Carrick Hill Development Foundation, attended the 30th anniversary of the public opening of Carrick Hill by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

On Friday morning in Naracoorte, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, toured the facilities of MiniJumbuck.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Government House.

Later, the Governor received the Honourable Margaret Nyland AM, Commissioner, Child Protection Systems Royal Commission.

In the evening the Governor, as a guest of the University of Adelaide – Art History Club, launched the South Australian Living Artists Festival exhibition ‘Second Nature’.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia, and then presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Afterwards, the Governor received Mr Paul Hawes, Acting Australian Electoral Officer for South Australia, and Ms Rebecca MacDonagh, Director of Operations, Electoral Commission SA.

Later, the Governor accompanied by Mrs Le, departed Adelaide for Naracoorte.  The Governor has appointed the Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis to be Governor’s Deputy from Thursday 4th August 2016 until the afternoon of Friday 5th August 2016.

In the evening at the Naracoorte War Memorial, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, laid a wreath during a brief service of remembrance.

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le viewed the artwork at the Naracoorte Art Gallery, followed by a dinner hosted by Ms Erika Vickery, Her Worship the Mayor, Naracoorte Lucindale Council.

Later at St Paul’s Anglican Church, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a solemn meditation on the Naracoorte Fallen of the Battle of Pozieres.