Vice-Regal News

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

Afterwards, the Governor received Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Royal Australian Navy - Navy Headquarters South Australia and Lieutenant Commander Adam Muckalt RAN, Commanding Officer, HMAS Leeuwin.

In the evening at the Zhu-Lin Buddhist Temple in Ottoway, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the South Australian Zhu-Lin Buddhist Association’s 2017 Lunar New Year Celebration.

On Thursday morning at the Tanunda Show Hall, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the Barossa Council Australia Day Breakfast.

In the evening the Governor, who is patron-in-chief of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, viewed the Australia Day Parade.

Later at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, who is patron of the South Australian Cricket Association, and Mrs Le attended the final session of the One Day International Series Australia vs Pakistan.

On Wednesday morning at the South Australian Museum, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le viewed the ‘Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from Durer to Goya’ exhibition.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Mohamed Khairat, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Mrs Omneya Negm, accompanied by Mr Philip Marley, Board Member, Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Mr Richard Fishlock, Former Vice President, Orchid Club of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Heather Fishlock.

In the evening at the Crowne Plaza, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron-in-chief of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at a ceremony for the 2017 Australia Day Awards.

On Sunday morning at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park, the Governor, who is Patron, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2017 South Australian Swimming Championships Hall of Fame Induction.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under Legends’ Night Dinner.

On Friday afternoon at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, His Excellency, who is patron-in-chief of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, and Mrs Le attended the Australia Day Luncheon.

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

On Wednesday afternoon at Stirling, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Hills Council, observed the Santos Tour Down Under 2016 Stage 2 Race Start.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2017 Chinese New Year celebrations and acknowledgement of the first anniversary of the establishment of the Consulate-General for the People’s Republic of China in Adelaide.

On Wednesday afternoon at the Adelaide Botanic Garden, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, who are joint patrons of The Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, viewed the Titan Arum (“Corpse” flower).

On Saturday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued with their regional visit of Whyalla.

In the evening at St Teresa’s Catholic Church, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the congregation at the Christmas Eve Family Mass.

Afterwards at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered a reading at the Christmas Eve Family Mass.

Later at the Eyre Hotel, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner.  Guests included The Honourable Lyn Breuer, Her Worship the Mayor of Whyalla, and Parish representatives.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed Adelaide for Whyalla. 

In the afternoon at Onesteel Whyalla Steelworks, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facility and met with staff.

In the evening at Sempres Café, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented an award at a community reception hosted by The Honourable Lyn Breuer, Her Worship the Mayor of Whyalla.

Afterwards at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the congregation, followed by a tour of the city to view the Christmas Lights and meet with the community. 

On Monday morning at the District Court of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a special sitting to mark the retirement of His Honour Chief Judge Geoffrey Muecke.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, the Governor convened the selection process for the Governor's South Australian Certificate of Education Commendation.

On Sunday afternoon at the Adelaide Sailing Club, West Beach, His Excellency the Governor attended the Christmas luncheon of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia South Australian Branch.

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

Later, the Governor hosted a morning tea and led a discussion with students participating in the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program.

Afterwards, the Governor received Mr Hongwei Rao, Consul-General of People’s Republic of China to Adelaide.

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

In the afternoon at the Stamford Grand, Glenelg, the Governor attended a luncheon for the launch of China Southern Airways’ new service between Adelaide and Guangzhou.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the Year 11 and 12 schooling achievements of young people under the guardianship of the Minister for Education and Child Development.

On Tuesday morning at Adelaide Airport, His Excellency the Governor welcomed China Southern Airways inaugural direct flight into Adelaide and met with Mr Tan Wangeng, President and Chief Executive Officer of China Southern Airlines.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the contribution of those who have supported Government House throughout the year.

On Sunday evening at Government House the Governor, who is patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of the 2016 Carols by Candlelight, before attending the Carols at Elder Park.

On Saturday afternoon at the RAAF Base Edinburgh, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Australian Army, Headquarters 1st Brigade, attended the Force Protection Element VII farewell parade, followed by a reception.

On Friday afternoon at Warradale, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron, attended the Christmas luncheon of the Vietnam Veterans' Federation South Australian Branch.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the Governor’s Honorary Aides-de-Camp in appreciation of the contribution made by them to the office of the Governor in 2016.

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

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

In the afternoon the Governor received Her Honour Justice Ann Vanstone, Chairperson, Mr David Gully, Acting Electoral Commissioner, Mr Michael Burdett, Surveyor-General and Mr John Aquilina, Secretary, of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for His Honour Chief Judge Geoff Muecke to mark his retirement as Chief Judge of the District Court of South Australia. Other guests included Mrs Chrissie Muecke, Her Honour Judge Geraldine Davison and Mr Alistair McFarlane, Her Honour Judge Joanne Tracey and Mr David Beer and Her Honour Judge Sophie David and Mr Simon Smart.   

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Dato’ Sri Mustapha Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia, and accompanying delegation.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Mr Mohammad Al-Khafaji, Chief Executive Officer, Welcome to Australia.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Lapologang Caesar Lekoa, High Commissioner of the Republic of Botswana.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, who is Patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of United Way South Australia.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency received Air Commodore Stephen Meredith AM, Senior Defence Force Representative - South Australia, and Air Commodore Vincent Iervasi OAM.

Later at Victoria Square the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched International Volunteer Day.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received His Excellency Mr Najib Riphat Kesoema, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, and Dr Yayan Ganda Hayat Mulyana, Consul General, Republic of Indonesia, and accompanying delegation.

On Sunday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Dr Allan Zeman, Chairman and Mr Jonathan Zeman, Chief Executive Officer, Lan Kwai Fong Group, Hong Kong, and accompanying delegation.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr James Choi, Australian Ambassador-Designate to the Republic of Korea, and Mr Dave Gordge, State Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Later at Victoria Square, the Governor addressed the guests at the welcome reception for the United Nations International Day of People with Disability.

During the day students from Cowell Area School toured Government House.

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 at Government House, the Governor received Lieutenant Commander Dean Watson RFD RANR (Rtd), President of The Navy League of Australia - South Australian Division.

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

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Reverend Paul Harrington, Mr Brett Cowell, Chairman of Trustees; Mr Ian Bartlett, Dr Philip Crawley and Mrs Debbie Severin, Trustees, Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide.

Later at Government House, the Governor received The Honourable Guido Crosetto, President of the Italian Industries Federation for Aerospace, Defence and Security, and accompanying delegation.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted reception to honour South Australia’s Sport Hall of Fame Inductees.