Canberra, ACT; Sydney, NSW

7 March 2019

On Thursday 7 March 2019, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) presided at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council at Government House, Canberra.

Earlier, Lady Cosgrove, as guest of Mrs Ana Gutteres, President, Association of Spouses of Heads of Mission, attended a celebration for International Women’s Day at the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

Afterwards, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a morning tea in celebration of International Women’s Day at Government House, Canberra.

Later, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of Mr Cameron Brownjohn, Chair, Special Olympics Australia, attended a farewell at Sydney Airport for the Australian Special Olympic Team participating in the Abu Dhabi Summer World Games.

Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from Preston Primary School, VIC; and St Andrews Lutheran College, QLD, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.