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On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with His Worship Mr Glen Rowlands, Mayor, and Mr Nigel Morris, Chief Executive Officer, District Council of Yankalilla.

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

In the afternoon at Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, the Governor undertook an industry visit to the College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University.

In the evening at Her Majesty's Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception for Mr Michael Abbott AO QC to mark his retirement as Chair of the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor undertook a visit to the Adelaide Plains.

In the morning at the Mallala Council Chambers, the Governor met with His Worship Mr Mark Wasley, Mayor, and Mr James Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Plains Council, who then accompanied the Governor during his visit.

Afterwards the Governor visited the Mallala Men’s Shed and met with community members and viewed their current projects.

Later at Thompson Beach, the Governor visited the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park - Winaityinaityi Pangkara and met with park rangers and volunteers.

In the afternoon at Dublin, the Governor toured the processing facility of Greenwheat Freekah, before returning to the Council Chambers at Mallala for a function with Mayor Wasley, Councillors and council staff.

Afterwards the Governor visited the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme at Two Wells and viewed the SA Water operated lagoon.

Afterwards the Governor viewed the township and the Two Wells Education Hub, Xavier College at the Liberty Development; followed by a viewing and briefing on the transformation of the Two Wells Main Street public realm before returning to Government House.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a morning tea for participants in the South Australia Police STAR Group Team Leader Course.

On Friday morning at the University of South Australia, City West Campus, His Excellency the Governor delivered the keynote address at the Legal Education Teachers Association of South Australia annual conference.

In the afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with His Worship Mr Denis Clark, Mayor, and Mr Colin Byles, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Areas Council.

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

Later at Government House, in the wake of the recent tragic explosion in Beirut, the Governor hosted a morning tea for Mr Elie Barakat, President, Maronite Community of South Australia; Mr Hilmi El-Yousef, Senior representative of the Muslim Association of the Australian Lebanese Association; Mr Dabah David Mouchachar, President, St Elias Orthodox Community of South Australia and Mr Raymond Najar, President, Australian Lebanese Association.

In the afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with His Worship Mr Graham Excell, Mayor, and Ms Anne Champness, Chief Executive Officer, Tatiara District Council.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Verschoor and Mr Mark Goldstone, Chief Executive Officer, City of Adelaide.

On Tuesday morning at Pooraka Farm Community Centre, His Excellency the Governor met with Her Worship the Mayor of the City of Salisbury Mrs Gillian Aldridge OAM, Council members, Vietnam Veterans and dignitaries; and afterwards at Henderson Square, Montague Farm Estate, Pooraka, the Governor addressed the gathering and placed a wreath at a Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony on the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan hosted by the City of Salisbury.

In the afternoon at the Vietnam War Memorial at Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor placed a wreath at the Long Tan Reflection Service hosted by the Vietnam Veterans' Federation South Australian Branch.

On Saturday morning at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath at the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Pacific Commemorative Service organised by The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA/NT Branch).

In the afternoon at the War Veterans Home, Myrtle Bank, the Governor addressed the guests at a function to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Pacific organised by the Returned and Services League Care South Australia.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Tung Ngo MLC and Mr Thai Minh Nguyen, Co-chairs, and Mr Long Ha, Committee Member, of the Vietnamese Boat People Monument Association.

In the afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with His Worship Mr Leon Stephens, Mayor, and Mr Peter Ackland, Chief Executive Officer, Port Pirie Regional Council.

Later the Governor placed a phone call to Dr Kien Ha, President, Australian Chinese Medical Association (SA).

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

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received the Crown Solicitor, Ms Laura Stein.

His Excellency 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.

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

Later the Governor received Mr Kevin Hughes BM, Founder, Endangered Species Supporters Australia, and Mrs Debrena Hughes.

In the afternoon, the Governor received the Solicitor-General, Mr Michael Wait SC.

His Excellency 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.

On Monday afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with Mr Brett Benbow, Mayor, and Mr John Banks, Chief Executive Officer, Port Augusta City Council.

His Excellency 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.

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

In the afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with Her Worship Mrs Kathie Bowman, Mayor, and Mr Dylan Strong, Chief Executive Officer, District Council of Orroroo Carrieton.

During the day, Mrs Le placed a phone call to Mrs Helen Rice, Chairperson, UNESCO Clubs - Adelaide Chapter.

His Excellency 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.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with Her Worship Mrs Ruth Whittle OAM, Mayor, and Mr Peter McGuiness, Chief Executive Officer, District Council of Peterborough.

During the day, Mrs Le placed a phone call to Dr Tony Stimson, President, South Australian Boer War Association.

His Excellency 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.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Mrs Wendy Trimper, Vice President and Rose Consultant, The Rose Society of South Australia and Mr Merv Trimper during plantings to complete “The Governors’ Rose Garden” which has been developed with the cooperation of The Rose Society of South Australia. 

In the afternoon, the Governor received Mr Jim Hazel, Chairman, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust.

His Excellency 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.

On Monday morning, Mrs Le placed a phone call to Ms Sofie Arhontoulis, President, The Music Teachers’ Association of South Australia.

His Excellency 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.

On Friday morning, the Governor placed a phone call to Dr Phillip Donato OAM, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Lions Medical Research Foundation.

In the afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with Her Worship Mrs Ann Ferguson OAM, Mayor, and Mr Andrew Stuart, Chief Executive Officer, Mount Barker District Council.

His Excellency 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.

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

In the afternoon, the Governor placed a phone call to Mr Andrew Spilsbury, Global Vice President - Brand Strategy, Management and Growth, Gentle Bear Program - Gallagher Bassett Services Pty Ltd.

Afterwards the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with Her Worship Ms Jo-Anne Quigley, Mayor, and Mr Ben Scales, Chief Executive Officer, District Council of the Lower Eyre Peninsula.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre of Australia, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function for Mr Nick Begakis AO to mark his retirement as Chairman of the Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation.

During the day, Mrs Le placed a phone call to Mrs Jan Milham, President, War Widows' Guild of Australia (SA).

His Excellency 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.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, the Governor accepted the resignation of various ministers, presided over an Executive Council meeting and officiated at a swearing-in ceremony of new ministers.

In the afternoon, the Governor visited the Covid-19 Response Team at the State Control Centre, accompanied by Professor Nicola Spurrier, Chief Public Health Officer, SA Health.

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

His Excellency 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.

On Tuesday morning, the Governor placed a phone call to Mr Creagh O'Connor AM, Chairman, Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Ltd.

In the afternoon, the Governor held a meeting by telephone with His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia; His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland; Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania; Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria; His Excellency the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia; Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales; and Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O'Halloran AO, Administrator of the Northern Territory.

During the day, Mrs Le placed a phone call to Ms Elizabeth Ho, Chair, History Trust of South Australia and Migration Museum Foundation.

His Excellency 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.

On Monday morning, the Governor placed a phone call to Mr Leon Eddy OAM, President, The Association of Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Service Men and Women (SA Branch).

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

During the day, Mrs Le placed a phone call to Ms Margaret Monks, President, Irish Australia Association.

His Excellency 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.

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

His Excellency 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.

On Friday morning, the Governor placed a call to Mr Brendan Shepperd, President, and Mr Peter Royle, Commodore, Adelaide Sailing Club.

Afterwards the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with His Worship Mr Dave Burgess, Mayor, and Mr Ben Scales, Chief Executive Officer, The Mid Murray Council.

His Excellency 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.

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

Later the Governor placed a phone call to Ms Sandy Pitcher, Member of the Board Programs and Risk Committee, Save the Children Australia.

In the afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with His Worship Mr Phillip Heaslip, Mayor, and Mr Sam Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, The District Council of Mount Remarkable.

During the day, Mrs Le placed a phone call to Ms Barbara Wheatcroft, Chair, Women in Rotary D9500 & D9520.

His Excellency 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.

On Wednesday morning, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with Her Worship Ms Roslyn Talbot, Mayor, and Mr Russell Peate, Chief Executive Officer, Copper Coast Council.

In the afternoon, the Governor placed a phone call to Mr Gavin Tonkin, President, The Australian Institute of Building - South Australian Chapter.

During the day, Mrs Le placed a phone call to Mr Robert Black AM RFD, State President, Royal Australian Air Force Association South Australian Division.

His Excellency 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.

On Tuesday morning, the Governor placed phone calls to Ms Rachel Gillespie, Director, The Abraham Institute, and Ms Jane Russo, Chair and President, Athletics South Australia.

In the afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with His Worship Mr Brenton Lewis, and Mr Michael Sedgman, Chief Executive Officer, The Rural City of Murray Bridge.

During the day, Mrs Le placed a phone call to Mrs Roslyn Schumann, State President, The South Australian Country Women's Association.

His Excellency 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.

On Monday morning, the Governor placed phone calls to Mr David Nagy, President, Apprentice Employment Network (SA), and Mr D’Arcy Walsh, Central Region Chair, ROMAC - Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children.

In the afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with His Worship Mr Bill O’Brien, Mayor, and Mr Brian Carr, Chief Executive Officer, Light Regional Council.

During the day, Mrs Le placed a phone call to Ms Paula Botten, Board Member, The Cottage Homes.

His Excellency 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.

On Friday morning, the Governor placed phone calls to Mr John-William Usher, Chair and President, Hockey SA, and Mr Rob DiMonte, President, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SA).

In the afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with Mr Tim Jackson, Administrator, and Mr Dean Miller, Chief Executive Officer, District Council of Coober Pedy.

His Excellency 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.

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

Later the Governor placed a phone call to Mr Michael Neale, Chair, Bay to Birdwood Advisory Committee.

In the afternoon, the Governor hosted a virtual meeting with His Worship Mr Peter Mattey OAM, Mayor, and Mr David Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Council of Goyder.

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