Vice-Regal News

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

In the afternoon at Catherine House Women's Centre, Adelaide, Mrs Le addressed the guests at the Catherine House 2017 End of Year function.

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

Later at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended the South Australia Police Christmas Concert.

On Monday afternoon at Bowden, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, participated in the official opening of The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide, hosted by the Prince's Trust Australia.

During the day Community Program Volunteers for the City of Charles Sturt toured Government House.

On Sunday evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a Christmas function, followed by the QBE Insurance Australia 2017 Carols by Candlelight in support of Novita Children’s Services at Elder Park.

On Friday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Chinese Welfare Services of SA’s Christmas and Birthday celebration.

In the afternoon at Warradale, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Vietnam Veterans' Federation South Australian Branch’s Christmas function.

Later at the South Australian Museum, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the 'Ngurra: Home in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands' exhibition.

In the evening at The Adelaide Club, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Australian Defence Force Defence Legal (South Australia) Panel Christmas function.

On Thursday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2017 Community Bridging Services Amelia Rix Award.

In the evening at Torrens Park, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the Scotch College Speech Night.

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

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the The Australiana Fund book launch in South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Barkuma 2017 Employer Awards.

Afterwards at Norwood, the Governor attended The Rose Society of South Australia's Christmas function.

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

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received The Right Honourable the Lord Patten of Barnes CH, Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Lady Patten, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome Heads of Delegation and team captains of international and Australia teams participating in the 2017 Pacific School Games Adelaide.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for Her Excellency Mrs Menna Rawlings, British High Commissioner to Australia.  Other guests included Mr Ian Smith, Honorary Consul, British Consulate Adelaide and Ms Natasha Stott-Despoja, and Mr Chris Holtby OBE, Consul-General, British Consulate-General.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia and Dr Kym Bannister, and The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia, Supreme Court of South Australia and Ms Jane McGrath.

On Friday morning at Victoria Square, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the International Day of People with Disability 'Celebrate on the Square' event, organised by the Institute of Public Administration South Australia Division.

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor attended The Carbine Club of South Australia’s Ashes Test Cricket function.

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 2017.

On Thursday afternoon at Coopers Brewery, Regency Park, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Coopers Maltings followed by a tour of the malting plant.

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of the Royal Adelaide Golf Club Women’s Golf Committee.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to launch the 2017 South Australian Women's Honour Roll.

Later at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the South Australian Cricket Association’s 2017 Test Match function.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Vic Strecher, Specialist Thinker in Residence, Don Dunstan Foundation.

In the afternoon in Bonython Hall, the Governor officially opened the Adelaide Languages Festival, hosted by The University of Adelaide, School of Humanities.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to mark the 35th anniversary of Volunteering SA&NT.

Afterwards at Torrensville, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the Trees for Life volunteer and supporter recognition event.

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

In the afternoon the Governor received The Honourable Grace Portolesi, Chair of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission.

In the evening at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor attended a function for the visit of The Honourable Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy.

On Monday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Indonesia-Australia Business Summit, hosted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Mr Kristiarto Legowo.

In the afternoon at Victoria Park, Adelaide, the Governor attended the State Funeral for the late Mrs Gillian Rolton OAM.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference.

On Sunday afternoon at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor officially opened the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition.

On Saturday afternoon at Gilberton, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Youth Opportunities Association SA ‘Stars in the Garden’ function.

In the evening in Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide, the Governor attended the 90th birthday celebrations for Dr Barbara Hardy AO, co-founder of the Nature Foundation SA.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 2017 White Ribbon Breakfast.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the achievements of International Students in South Australia.

Later at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the South Australia Food Industry Awards Program function, hosted by Food South Australia.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the annual Lions Medical Research Foundation Scholarship.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Ms Penny Fowler, News Corp Community Ambassador and supporter of the Special Olympics, and Mr Melvin Mansell and Mrs Christine McCabe, followed by lunch.

Later the Governor received Mr Dave Gordge, State Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who presented the Governor with a copy of the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper on behalf of the Foreign Minister the Honourable Julie Bishop MP.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank volunteers and supporters of Operation Flinders.

Later at Adelaide Oval, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the State Employer Support Award Night, hosted by the Defence Reserve Support Council, South Australia.

On Wednesday morning at Lonsdale, His Excellency the Governor toured the Seeley International factory and met with staff.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le met with children from St Joseph Preschool and afterwards viewed the children’s Hungry Caterpillar scarecrow in the vegetable garden, which was selected by the Governor at the 2017 Royal Adelaide Show to be displayed at Government House.

In the afternoon at Walkerville Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Walkerville Miniature Christmas Pageant, created by Mr Peter Golding.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of the SA Power Networks Employee Foundation.

Later at Parliament House, the Governor attended a dinner hosted by the Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council with members of the Legislative Council.

On Tuesday morning at Government House Adelaide, His Excellency the Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide from Sydney where the Governor attended a meeting with the Governor-General and the Governors of the other Australian States and the Administrator of the Northern Territory.

In the evening at the Brighton Arts Theatre, the Governor addressed the gathering and presented awards at the 2017 Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program Graduation.

During the day students from St Andrew’s school toured Government House.

On Monday morning His Excellency the Governor accompanied by Mrs Le departed for Sydney to participate in a meeting with Their Excellencies the Governor-General and the Governors of the other Australian States, and the Administrator of the Northern Territory, hosted by His Excellency the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, and Mrs Linda Hurley.

His Excellency the Governor has appointed The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis to be Governor’s Deputy from 9.00 am on Monday 20thNovember 2017 until 1.15 pm on Tuesday 21stNovember 2017 during his absence from the State.

In the afternoon guests of the City of Marion Mayor’s Multicultural Forum toured Government House.

On Sunday morning at Belair National Park, the Governor presented awards at the 2017 Autism SA Recognition Awards and Summer Fun Day.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Adelaide Youth Orchestra gala concert 'Celebrate'.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le viewed the 2017 Credit Union Christmas Pageant.

In the afternoon at Morphettville Racecourse, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Legacy Club of Adelaide’s 69th annual Legacy Mercedes-Benz Adelaide Race Day.

In the evening at the University of South Australia, the Governor attended the 2017 Alumni Awards function.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the Governor’s Aboriginal Youth Awards and the presentation of the inaugural award.

In the afternoon at Findon, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the Meals on Wheels Awardee Day function.

In the evening at the Adelaide Pavilion, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented medallions at the Churchill Fellows Association of South Australia’s annual function.

During the day students from Thebarton Senior College toured Government House.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge 40 Years of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust’s 2017 Churchill Fellowship Awards.

Afterwards in Adelaide, the Governor announced the Bendigo Adelaide Bank award winner at a function hosted by the Helpmann Academy.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a garden reception for representatives of organisations of which the Governor and Mrs Le are patrons or honorary members. 

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function for the 2017 Local Government Association Conference.

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

Later at Keswick Barracks, the Governor placed a wreath at the 50th anniversary commemoration service of the 9th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, South Australian Branch.

Also in the morning in the Cathedral Hall, Adelaide, Mrs Le addressed the guests at the Archdiocesan Catholic Women’s League monthly meeting.

In the evening at the Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 40th birthday celebrations of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Thomas Albrecht, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Ms Lidia Moretti, President, United Nations Association of Australia, South Australia Division.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for Her Excellency Mrs Naela Chohan, High Commissioner of Pakistan to Australia.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - South Australia 2017 Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Awards.

Later in the afternoon His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove arrived to stay at Government House.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the UNESCO Clubs Adelaide Chapter Awards.

During the day community volunteers toured Government House.

On Sunday afternoon at Payneham Cricket Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the inaugural Baker-Gordon Charity Shield T20 Cricket Match, organised by the Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor placed a cross in memory of the fallen at the Field of Remembrance on North Terrace, and attended the Remembrance Day Service at the South Australian National War Memorial, where the Governor placed a wreath and Mrs Le placed a tribute.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor returned to Adelaide on the conclusion of his working visit to Singapore and India to promote South Australia.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of Catherine House.

During the day students from Thebarton Senior College toured Government House.