Canberra, ACT

21 March 2019

On Thursday 21 March 2019, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), presided over two meetings of the Federal Executive Council at Government House, Canberra.

Afterwards, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of Ms Frances Finney PSM, a/g First Secretary, Department of Home Affairs, and Mr David Austin, Principal, Good Shepherd Primary School, attended a citizenship ceremony and Harmony Week celebration at Good Shepherd Primary School, Amaroo.

Later, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of Ms Kate Woods, Principal, visited Margaret Hendry School, Taylor.

In the afternoon, the Governor-General, as patron of Down Syndrome Australia, and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for World Down Syndrome Day at Government House, Canberra.

Earlier, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with students from Casey Grammar School, VIC, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.