Vice-Regal News

His Excellency and Mrs Le are seeking to gradually resume their engagements in a way that is consistent with the South Australian Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions, available at sa.gov.au.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor received a briefing and tour of SA Pathology laboratory and met with staff.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Governor participated in virtual meetings with Her Worship Dr Jan-Claire Wisdom, Mayor, and Mr Andrew Aitken, Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Hills Council and, separately, Her Worship Ms Angela Evans, Mayor, and Mr Paul Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, City of Charles Stuart Council, to discuss how their respective councils are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts.

His Excellency and Mrs Le are seeking to gradually resume their engagements in a way that is consistent with the South Australian Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions, available at sa.gov.au.

On Tuesday the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts:

Mr Andrew Kefalianos, President, Greek Orthodox Community & Parish of Prophet Elias Norwood & Eastern Suburbs and Mr Tony Metcalf OAM, Chair, The Order of Australia Association - South Australian Branch.

The Governor has also placed phone calls to Mr John Di Fede AM BEM, Radio Italiana 531 and Mr Bill Gonis OAM, President, Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia.

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

Later at Marion, the Governor laid a wreath to commemorate the Battle of Coral Balmoral.

The Governor and Mrs Le are seeking to gradually resume their engagements in a way that is consistent with the South Australian Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions, available at sa.gov.au.

During the day, the Governor called Ms Jill Chapman, Executive Director, MOSH Australia Ltd, to discuss how the organisation is responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for its efforts.

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

His Excellency and Mrs Le are seeking to gradually resume their engagements in a way that is consistent with the South Australian Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions, available at sa.gov.au.

During the day, the Governor called Ms Jacinta Thompson, Executive Director, The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, University of South Australia, to discuss how the Centre is responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for its efforts.

Mrs Le placed a call to Ms Stacey Roy, Site Manager, headspace Centacare.

His Excellency and Mrs Le are seeking to gradually resume their engagements in a way that is consistent with the South Australian Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions, available at sa.gov.au.

On Wednesday afternoon at the Freemasons Hall, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at the presentation of The Masonic Charities Trust’s donation to St John Ambulance South Australia.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Ms Melanie Tate, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Puddle Jumpers and Mr David Paterson, Chief Executive Officer, YMCA South Australia.

Mrs Le placed a call Ms Danielle Bament, Manager, Mental Health Services, UnitingSA.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means. 

On Tuesday the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Mr Robert Dempsey, Executive Director, The Royal Society for the Blind of SA; Mr David Wark, Chief Executive Officer, Operation Flinders Foundation; and Mr Leigh Garrett, Chief Executive Officer, OARS Community Transitions.

Mrs Le placed a call to Ms Maria Hagias, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Safety Services SA.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means. 

On Monday the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Ms Imelda Lynch, Chief Executive, National Heart Foundation of Australia - South Australian Division and Ms Jan Turbill, Chief Commissioner, Scouts Australia - South Australian Branch.

On Friday morning at the State National War Memorial, His Excellency the Governor laid a wreath to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, hosted by The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA/NT Branch).

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor received Major General Paul Kenny DSC DSM, Commander Joint Task Force 629, Leader of Australian Defence Force response to COVID-19, and Air Commodore Margot Forster CSM, Lead in South Australia for the ADF response to COVID-19, who provided him with a briefing on the operations of the Australian Defence Force response to COVID-19.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.

On Friday the Governor placed a call to Mr Brad Chilcott, Founder, Welcoming Australia, to discuss how the organisation is responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for its efforts.

Mrs Le placed a call to Mr John Koerber, Chief Executive, Victim Support Service.

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

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: His Worship Mr Leon Stasinowsky, Mayor of the District Council of Loxton Waikerie and Ms Marjorie Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, Lighthouse Disability.

Mrs Le placed a call to Mr John Terpelle, President, The Friends of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

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

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Terry Stephens MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.

During the day, the Governor called Mr David Forsaith, President, The Pioneers Association of South Australia, to discuss how the organisation is responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for its efforts.

Mrs Le placed calls to Mrs Jennifer Richards, President, Returned and Services League of Australia - McLaren Vale & District Sub Branch Women’s Auxiliary and Ms Carol Cooney, Tourism Coordinator Alexandrina Council.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.

On Tuesday the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Ms Cathie Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Leaders Institute of South Australia; Mr Peter Ali, Chief Executive Officer, Legacy Club of South Australia and Broken Hill; and Ms Joanne Cooley, Service Manager, Lifeline Adelaide, Uniting Communities.

The Governor also called Mrs Rena Pascoe, a Royal Australian Air Force veteran on the occasion of her 99th birthday.

Mrs Le placed a call to Ms Laura Duffield, Manager, Individual and Group Services, Mental Health, Disability and Child Care Services, AnglicareSA.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means. 

On Monday the Governor placed a call to Ms Kathryn House, Chairperson, Impact100 SA, to discuss how Impact100 is responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for its efforts.

Mrs Le placed calls to Ms Karina Bean, State Coordinator, The Girls' Brigade South Australia and Dr Mary Brooksbank, Chairperson, GriefLink.

On Saturday morning at The Remembrance Columns, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath to commemorate the Battle of the Coral Sea.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means. 

On Friday the Governor called Ms Lindsey Gough, Chief Executive Officer, SA Health – Women’s and Children’s Health Network, to discuss how the Network is responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for its efforts.

Mrs Le placed a call to Dr Tony Stimson, President, South Australian Boer War Memorial Association.

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

In the afternoon at Government House the Governor delivered the welcoming address for the first session of the Civics and Citizenship Program, hosted online by the Department of Education.

In the current public health situation, the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Ms Louise Miller-Frost, Chief Executive Officer, The St Vincent de Paul Society (SA) Inc and Ms Maree Geraghty, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Mrs Le placed calls to Mr Robert Black AM RFD, State President, Royal Australian Air Force Association South Australian Division Inc and Ms Barbara Wheatcroft, Chair, Women in Rotary D9500 & D9520.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

On Wednesday the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Ms Teresa Branch, Fred’s Van Coordinator, The St Vincent de Paul Society (SA) Inc; Mr David Place, Chief Executive Officer, SA Ambulance Service; and Professor Nicola Spurrier, Chief Public Health Officer, SA Health.

Mrs Le placed a call to Mr Rodney Smith, Acting President, The Music Teachers’ Association of South Australia Inc.

In the current public health situation, the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts:

Ms Erin Faehrmann, Chief Executive, Youth Opportunities Association (SA) and Professor Susan O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Mrs Le placed a call to Ms Elizabeth Ho, Chair, History SA and Migration Museum Foundation.

In the current public health situation, the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Ms Lesley Dwyer, Chief Executive Officer, Central Adelaide Local Health Network and Mr Chris Burns, Chief Executive Officer, Hutt Street Centre.

Mrs Le placed a call to Ms Angela Bannon, President, The Friends of the State Library of South Australia.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath and Mrs Le a tribute at the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, organised by The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch).

His Excellency the Governor has recorded an Anzac Day video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

In the current public health situation, the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means. 

On Friday the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Mr Sam Telfer, President, Local Government Association of South Australia; Mr Tony Pederick AM, District Governor Elect, The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide; and Mr Brian Oldman, Director, South Australian Museum.

Mrs Le placed a call to Ms Margaret Monks, President, Irish Australia Association.

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

In the evening the Governor participated in a virtual Anzac Youth Vigil Ceremony.

In the current public health situation, the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.

Mrs Le placed calls to Mrs Merilyn Kuchel, President, The Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and Mrs Helen Rice, Chairperson, UNESCO Clubs - Adelaide Chapter.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

On Wednesday the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Ms Jane Mussared, Chief Executive, COTA SA and Ms Heidi Limareff, Group Chief Executive, Can:Do Group.  The Governor also placed a call to The Honourable Tim Whetstone MP to discuss the incident of harassment of backpackers in the Riverland.

Mrs Le placed a call to Ms Jeanette Lennon, Chairperson, The Memorial Hospital Centenary Celebration and Ms Sarah Strathearn, Manager, Justice and Reinvestment, Australian Red Cross - South Australia Division.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Ms Sharyn Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Virtual War Memorial Australia and Adjunct Associate Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch).

Mrs Le placed a call to Mrs Marion McCall OAM, President, The Mothers' Union in the Diocese of Adelaide and Ms Kala McLean, Board Member, Women’s Community Centre (SA).

On Monday afternoon His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Mr Mark McNamara, Executive Director, SA Pathology, and Ms Lara Golding, President and Ms Jan Murphy, Vice-President, Australian Education Union (SA Branch).

Mrs Le placed a call to Mr Peter Biber, Chief Executive Officer, Grandparents for Grandchildren SA and Ms Lovell, District Chairman, Inner Wheel District A70 South Australia.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Ms Jenny Hurley, Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, SA Health, and Mr Richard Hearn, Chief Executive Officer, Resthaven.

Mrs Le placed a call to Ms Kerrie Akkermans, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Guides South Australia Inc and Mrs Jan Reu, Founder, Lillies for Leukaemia.

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

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Mr Norman Schueler OAM, Chair, South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission; Mr Raymond Spencer, Chair of the Board, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, and Dr Chris Moy, President, Australian Medical Association (South Australia).

Mrs Le placed calls to Mrs Kerry Sanders, President, The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia Inc and Ms Jane Moore, President, The Children's Book Council of Australia - SA Branch

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts:

Mr Rob Hunt, President, Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia Inc and Mr Nick Mihalaras, Chief Executive Officer, Orana Australia Limited

In the afternoon, the Governor also placed phone calls to former Governors, The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO and The Honourable Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE.

Mrs Le placed a call to Mrs Rita Dunn, President, Travellers' Aid Society in South Australia Inc and Mr Jock Berry, President, The Cottage Homes Inc.

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

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts:

Mr Yong Koh, President, Overseas Chinese Association of SA Inc and Ms Rosa Colanero OAM, Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural Aged Care Inc.

Mrs Le placed a call to Mrs Fiona Dorman, President, National Council of Women of South Australia Inc. and Mrs Roslyn Schumann, State President, The South Australian Country Women's Association Inc.

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

Due to the current health situation, the Vice Regal program has been adjusted.  Nevertheless, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are seeking to remain their regular engagement with community members and organisations by other means.

On Wednesday, the Governor spoke to Ms Meredith Burgess, President, Returned and Services League – Magill Sub-Branch about the desecration of The Gums War Memorial Garden at Tranmere.

On Thursday, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Mr Tim Becker, National Chairman, Australia Vietnam Volunteers Resource Group Inc and Ms Sharmila Budwal, President, Malaysia Club of South Australia.

Mrs Le placed calls to Mr Doug Gregory, President, The Rose Society of South Australia, and Mr Des Bettcher, President, Orchid Club of South Australia Inc.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts:

Professor Martin Westwell, Chief Executive, SACE Board of South Australia and Dr Neil McGoran, Director, Catholic Education South Australia.

His Excellency also placed a phone call to Mayor Jill Whittaker of Campbelltown to discuss the recent desecration of The Gums War Memorial Garden at Tranmere.

Mrs Le placed a call to Mrs Helen Fischer, President, South Australian Women's Playing Fields Trust and Mrs Didy McLaurin, Vice President, The Royal Adelaide Golf Club.