Canberra, ACT

29 May 2019

On Wednesday 29 May 2019, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), received the Prime Minister, the Honourable Scott Morrison MP.

Afterwards, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a ceremony at which the Governor-General issued the Oaths of Office to the Honourable Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister and Minister for the Public Service; and the Honourable Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development.

Later, the Governor-General presided over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.

Then, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a ceremony at which the Governor-General issued the Oath and Affirmations of Office and Executive Council to the newly appointed Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries; the Honourable Josh Frydenberg MP, Treasurer; Senator the Honourable Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance; Senator the Honourable Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Agriculture; Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment; the Honourable Christian Porter MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations; Senator the Honourable Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women; the Honourable Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health; the Honourable Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs; the Honourable Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts; the Honourable Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education; the Honourable David Littleproud MP, Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management, Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business; the Honourable Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology; the Honourable Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction; Senator the Honourable Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for Defence; Senator the Honourable Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia; Senator the Honourable Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services; the Honourable Sussan Ley MP, Minister for the Environment; the Honourable Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services; the Honourable Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians; the Honourable Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure; Senator the Honourable Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and Minister for Youth and Sport; the Honourable Alex Hawke MP, Minister for International Development and the Pacific and Assistant Defence Minister; the Honourable Darren Chester; Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel; the Honourable David Coleman MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs; the Honourable Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry; the Honourable Michael Sukkar MP Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Housing; the Honourable Mark Coulton MP, Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, and Assistant Trade and Investment Minister; Senator the Honourable Zed Seselja, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer; the Honourable Scott Buchholz MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Regional Development; the Honourable Steve Irons MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Jobs and Skills, Small and Family Business; the Honourable Michelle Landry MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Families an Social Services; the Honourable Andrew Gee MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Regional Development; Mrs Nola Marino MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Regional Development; Mr Jason Wood MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Home Affairs; Mr Luke Howarth MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Families and Social Services; Mr Trevor Evans MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment; Senator Jane Hume, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer; Mr Ben Morton MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister; Senator Jonathon Duniam, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

In the evening, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a gala dinner to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Australian Academy of Science, as guests of Professor John Shine AC, at the National Museum of Australia.

Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from Viewbank Primary School, Victoria, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.