Vice-Regal News

On Wednesday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Mothers' Union in the Diocese of Adelaide.

In the afternoon in Hahndorf, His Excellency the Governor attended an event hosted by The Hahndorf Community and the Hahndorf Business and Tourism Association.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2017 Student Citizenship Awards of The Order of Australia Association - South Australian Branch.

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

Later in the day at the Adelaide Town Hall, Mrs Le addressed the guests and presented awards at the annual general meeting of the Australian Red Cross, South Australia Division.

In the evening at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club, the Governor addressed the guests at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Golf Championships.

On Monday afternoon at the Hilton Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the National Conference of the Institute of Hospitality in HealthCare.

In the evening at the South Australian Museum, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the Australasian Asthma Conference.

Later at Government House, 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 Berri Primary School toured Government House.

On Sunday afternoon at the Sri Ganesha Temple, Oaklands Park, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the Diwali Festival function, organised by the Hindu Society of South Australia.

On Saturday morning at that Korean War Memorial, Hindmarsh, His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath at the Korean 'Missing in Action' Memorial Service, organised by the Korea & South East Asia Forces Association of Australia - South Australia Branch.

In the evening at The Italian Centre, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the annual Gala Ball of the South Australian Italian Association.

On Friday morning at Flinders University of South Australia His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sarcoma Study Group.

In the evening at the National Railway Museum, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a celebration for the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Trans Australian Railway.

Later at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented the Perpetual Award at the 2017 Gladys Elphick Awards Ceremony.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon in association with the 2017 Annual Hawke Lecture.  Guests included The Honourable Julia Gillard AC, Chair of beyondblue, who is delivering the 2017 Hawke Lecture; The Honourable Bob Hawke AC; The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO and Lady Neal AM; Professor David Lloyd, Vice Chancellor of the University of South Australia; Ms Jacinta Thompson, Executive Director of The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre; Ms Jill Saunders and Ms Marielle Smith.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for participants of the Lions Club International District 201C2 Convention followed by a tour of Government House.

In the evening at the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening of Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

Later at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor was the guest speaker the Diwali celebration and launch of the South Australia Chapter of Women in Business, hosted by Australia India Business Council South Australia Chapter.

On Wednesday afternoon at Medindie, His Excellency the Governor attended the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association International President's Reception.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Friends of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Afterwards at Findon, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Netball Australia 2017 Constellation Cup test match between Australian Diamonds and New Zealand Silver Ferns.

On Tuesday 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 received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Mr Joseph Mitchell, Artistic Director, OzAsia Festival.

In the afternoon at St Peter's Cathedral, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a funeral service for the late Air Vice-Marshal Brent Espeland AM.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the 20th anniversary of the Youth Opportunities Association of South Australia.

On Monday evening at the Baha'i Centre of Early Learning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Birth of the Founder of the Faith, Baha'u'llah, hosted by the Baha'i Community of South Australia.

On Sunday morning at Findon, the Governor, who is Chief Scout of Scouts Australia - South Australian Branch, presented awards at the 2017 Adult Recognition Awards Ceremony.

During the day, the public rooms of Government House were opened for viewing by members of the community as part of the Open State: a festival of collaboration, innovation, ideas and enterprises. 

In the evening in Gouger Street, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 20th annual celebration of South Australia Chinese Weekly.

On Saturday afternoon at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, read a prayer at the Memorial and Thanksgiving Service of the National Heart Foundation of Australia, South Australian Division.

Later at the Thebarton Community Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented prizes at the Lions Youth of the Year 201C1 District Convention organised by The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide.

In the evening at Seaton, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 125th anniversary celebration of The Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

On Friday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the Australasian Council of Justices' Associations conference.

Later at the Olympic Hall, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the official opening of the 12th Adelaide Hellenic Cultural Festival Odyssey of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia.

Afterwards at the National Wine Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Sammy D Foundation gala event.

On Thursday afternoon at Victoria Square, Adelaide, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the democratising disability…taking control event as part of the Open State: a festival of collaboration, innovation, ideas and enterprises.  The event was hosted by The Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of South Australia, Lifetime Support Authority, Brain Injury South Australia, the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion and the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, the Administrator of the State presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon the Administrator of the Commonwealth hosted an afternoon tea for Professor Alexander Betts, Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, and Director, Refugee Studies; Associate Professor Alan Gamlen, Director, The Hugo Centre for Population and Migration Research, University of Adelaide, and Ms Sarah Thomas, Program Director, Open State.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth received His Excellency Mr Yohanes Kristiarto Soeryo Legowo, Indonesian Ambassador to Australia; Dr Yayan GH Mulyana, Indonesian Consul General in Sydney; Mr Iwan Freddy Hari Susanto, Minister Counsellor of Information, Social and Culture, Indonesian Embassy, and Mr Imran Hanafi, Education and Cultural Attache.

In the evening the Administrator and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of Ausdance SA.

On Sunday at Tarndanyangga, Victoria Square, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the Australian Indonesian Association of South Australia’s Indofest-Adelaide.

In the evening at the Adelaide Riverbank precinct, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Adelaide Festival Centre OzAsia Moon Lantern Festival and toured the Lucky Dumpling Market.

On Saturday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Administrator of the Commonwealth attended the 2017 AFL Grand Final between Adelaide and Richmond.

On Friday morning at the South Australian Museum, the Administrator of the Commonwealth delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Australia Singapore Cultural Leaders' Forum.

Afterwards the Administrator departed Adelaide for Canberra, where he officially launched the Australiana Fund Book at the National Museum of Australia.

In the afternoon at Government House in Canberra, the Administrator presided over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.  Later at the National Police Memorial Australia, Parkes, the Administrator addressed the gathering and placed a wreath at the National Police Remembrance Day Memorial Service, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.

In the morning at the South Australia Police Academy, Taperoo, the Administrator of the State placed a wreath at the National Police Remembrance Day Memorial Service.

In the afternoon at Government House in Adelaide, Mrs Le hosted a reception during Active Ageing Week for the presentation of the CelebrateAge Awards.

On Thursday morning the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide from Berri.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Pavilion, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended the annual function of the Legacy Club of Adelaide.

Later at Government House, the Administrator received Ms Grace Fu, Singapore’s Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and Mr Kwok Fook Seng, Singapore’s High Commissioner to Australia.

In the evening the Administrator and Mrs Le hosted a reception for presentation to The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide’s Lions Children of Courage Awards.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Administrator attended the Australia Singapore Cultural Leaders’ Forum pre-show function.

On Wednesday morning the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le departed Adelaide to undertake a regional visit to Berri.

In the afternoon at Berri Hotel, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended a function hosted by His Worship the Mayor of the Berri Barmera Council, Mr Peter Hunt, followed by visit to the Council office for a presentation on the Monash REWARD project.

Later the Administrator and Mrs Le toured the Berri Renewable Energy Solar Power Generation Facility site and the Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct, and afterwards met with members of the Berri Barmera Council and community at the Berri Bowling Club.

In the evening the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the Berri Primary School Moon Lantern Parade.

Afterwards at Berri Hotel, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended a function hosted by His Worship the Mayor of the Berri Barmera Council.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth received Mr Charles Tran, Chairman, Overseas Chinese Association of SA and Mr Long Quoc Ha, President, The South Australian Zhu-Lin Buddhist Association, and afterwards hosted them for a luncheon.

Later the Administrator received The Honourable Mr Martin Hamilton-Smith, MP, Minister for Investment and Trade; Mr Lino Strangis and Mr Michael Guerin, Department of State Development; and Ms Cheryl Rollison, Minister’s Advisor.

In the evening the Administrator and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters and volunteers of Foodbank South Australia.

Later at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended a reception hosted by Her Excellency Dr Anna Prinz, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, on the occasion of the 68th International Astronautical Congress.

In the morning at Government House, the Administrator of the State presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Monday morning at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le hosted a reception for students participating in the National Youth Science Forum.

In the evening at the Adelaide Showground, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 50th Australian Irish Dancing Championships.

On Sunday afternoon at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended the South Australian National Football League’s Grand Final function.

Later at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented the trophy to the winner of the 2017 Concours d'Elegance following the Bay to Birdwood Classic.

In the evening at Payneham, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a Mid Autumn Festival function of the Overseas Chinese Association of SA.

On Saturday afternoon at Victoria Square, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched the African Communities Council of South Australia’s Unmasked African Festival.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended the closing event for the 16th annual Space Generation Congress hosted by the Space Generation Advisory Council.

On Friday evening at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates from the Space Generation Advisory Council who are in Adelaide for the 16th annual Space Generation Congress and International Astronautical Congress.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the Administrator, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival.

Later at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended the official function of the Australian Football League for the first Preliminary Final of the 2017 AFL Premiership Season.

On Thursday morning at the Hilton Adelaide, the Administrator of the Commonwealth officially opened the 2017 English Australia conference.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Administrator and Mrs Le attended a Lord Mayoral Reception to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Roy Inwood being awarded the Victoria Cross.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Oval, the Administrator attended a SANFL Grand Final function hosted by The Carbine Club of South Australia.

Later at Government House, the Administrator received Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC, Chief of the Defence Force, and Lieutenant Emily Hull, Aide-de-camp.

In the evening the Administrator attended the Together for Peace function at St Peter's Cathedral.

During the day students from Loretto College toured Government House.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth hosted a luncheon for Mr Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consul General of Japan.  Other guests included Mrs Yoko Matsunaga; Mr Toshiki Tojo, Consul Political and Economic Affairs; and Mr Adam Wynn, Honorary Consul General of Japan in South Australia and Mrs Tomono Wynn.

Later the Administrator received Mr Michael Luchich, Chair; Mr Steve Saffell, Chief Executive Officer; and Mr Anthony Peluso, Arts Programs Director, Country Arts SA.

Also in the afternoon at Walkerville, Mrs Le attended the Lillies for Leukaemia High Tea.

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

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council and officiated at the swearing-in of a new minister.

In the afternoon the Governor received Ms Allyson Hewitt, Primary Thinker in Residence, Don Dunstan Foundation.

His Excellency the Governor has been appointed as Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia from the evening of Tuesday 19th September 2017 until the evening of Friday 6th October 2017.  The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis has been appointed Administrator of the State of South Australia during this period.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor accepted the resignation of various ministers and parliamentary secretaries, presided over an Executive Council meeting and officiated at a swearing-in ceremony of new ministers and parliamentary secretaries.

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