Governor's News

Governor's News lists the details of the Governor's Vice-Regal program.

They are published regularly here and keep you up-to-date on the activities of the Governor across the State and highlight the broad range of people and organisations with which Her Excellency is engaged.

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Triabunna District School

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a visit by Grade 6 students from Triabunna District School.

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University of Tasmania

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, received Mr James Groom, Deputy Chancellor, and Professor Rufus Black, Vice-Chancellor, of the University of Tasmania.

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Australian National Budgerigar Council - 48th Show Opening 25-05-24

Australian National Budgerigar Council (ANBC)

In the afternoon at the Country Club Launceston, the Governor, accompanied by Professor Chalmers, delivered an address to officially open the 48th Australian National Budgerigar Council National Show.

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Order of Australia 2024 Australia Day Honours - the Hon Robin Gray AO 25-05-24

Order of Australia - Australia Day 2024 Honours

In the morning in Launceston, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, invested the Honourable Robin Gray as an Officer of the Order of Australia which was announced in the 2024 Australia Day Honours list.

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City of Devonport Official Visit 24-05-24

City of Devonport

Her Excellency the Governor and Professor Chalmers were hosted on an official visit to the City of Devonport by the Mayor of Devonport, Councillor Alison Jarman.

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Professor Emma Lee, National Centre for Reconciliation, Truth and Justice, Federation University

Later in Devonport, the Governor and Professor Chalmers met with Professor Emma Lee, National Centre for Reconciliation, Truth and Justice, Federation University.

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Tasmanian Arboretum

In the afternoon at Eugenana, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers visited and viewed a commemorative tree planting to mark the 40th anniversary of the Tasmanian Arboretum.

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Ambassador of Japan to Australia

In the morning, the Ambassador of Japan, His Excellency Mr Kazuhiro Suzuki, and Madame Shiho Suzuki departed Government House.

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Tasmania JackJumpers

Tasmania JackJumpers

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Mr Steve Old, Chair of the Board, and Ms Christine Finnegan, Chief Executive Officer, of the Tasmania JackJumpers.

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Ambassador of Japan, HE Mr Kazuhiro Suzuki, and Mme Shiho Suzuki 21-05-24

Ambassador of Japan to Australia

The Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted a formal dinner in honour of the official visit to Tasmania by the Ambassador of Japan, His Excellency Mr Kazuhiro Suzuki, and Madame Shiho Suzuki.

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Executive Council

Later at the Executive Building, the Governor presided at a meeting of the Executive Council.

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Palliative Care Tasmania

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a morning tea to mark the launch of National Palliative Care Week 2024 on behalf of Palliative Care Tasmania.

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Anglesea Barrack Officers' Mess

In the evening at Anglesea Barracks, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers attended a dinner with members of the Anglesea Barracks Officers’ Mess.

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Queen's Scout and Queen's Guide Awards 17-05-24

Scouts Tasmania and Girl Guides Tasmania

In the evening, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted the presentation of the 2024 Queen’s Scout Awards and Queen’s Guide Awards on behalf of Scouts Tasmania and Girl Guides Tasmania.

Photograph:  Daniel Whitfort

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City of Hobart - 'Still Gardening' Autumn Gathering 17-05-24

City of Hobart - 'Still Gardening' Autumn Gathering

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a visit by seniors and volunteers participating in the City of Hobart’s ‘Still Gardening’ program.

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Tasmanian Electoral Commission 16-05-24

Tasmanian Electoral Commission

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted an afternoon tea to acknowledge members of staff from the Tasmanian Electoral Commission.

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Young Voices of Hobart

In the evening at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a choral performance and reception to mark the fifth anniversary of the Young Voices of Hobart.

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Landcare Australia Ltd

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted the presentation of the 2024 Landcare Tasmania Awards.

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51st Parliament of Tasmania - presentation of the Speaker of the House of Assembly 14-05-24

51st Parliament of Tasmania

In the afternoon, the Governor formally received the Speaker of the House of Assembly, together with a deputation of Members of the House of Assembly.

Later at Parliament House, the Governor, accompanied by Professor Chalmers, presided at the Ceremonial Opening of the 51st Parliament of Tasmania.

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Richmond Primary School

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a visit by Grades 5/6 students from Richmond Primary School.

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