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.

Multicultural Council of Tasmania

Multicultural Council of Tasmania

Her Excellency and Professor Chalmers hosted a reception for members of the Multicultural Council of Tasmania.

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Tasmanian AFL Taskforce

Later at Government House, the Governor and Professor Chalmers received Mr Alastair Clarkson re the Tasmanian AFL Taskforce.

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Australasian Lymphology Association

In the morning at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, delivered an address to officially open the 14th Australasian Lymphology Association Conference.

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Professor Jean-Phillippe Beaulieu

In the afternoon, the Governor and Professor Chalmers received Professor Jean-Philippe Beaulieu, Chair of Astrophysics, University of Tasmania, and co-author of ‘Secret Garden at Recherche Bay — 1792’; and Mrs Dara Beaulieu.

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Peter Underwood Centre

Later, the Governor welcomed Mrs Frances Underwood and Ms Catherine Cretan to present parent and baby/toddler music classes on behalf of the Peter Underwood Centre.

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Department of Treasury and Finance

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, received Mr Tony Ferrall, Secretary of the Department of Treasury and Finance.

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City of Burnie

In the morning, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, commenced an official visit to the City of Burnie which included visits to the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, Burnie Community House, Camdale Coastcare and Penguin Rehabilitation Project, University of Tasmania Cradle Coast campus and meetings with Burnie Youth Council and Business North West representatives, prior to attending a Civic Reception hosted by the Burnie City Council at the Burnie Town Hall.

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Volunteering Tasmania

In the afternoon at Blundstone Arena, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, officiated at the presentation of the 2022 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards on behalf of Volunteering Tasmania.

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Ambassador of France to Australia

In the morning, the Ambassador of France, His Excellency Mr Jean-Pierre Thébault, departed Government House.

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Tasmanian Wildlife Rehabilitators/Carers

Later, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted an afternoon tea to acknowledge Tasmanian Wildlife Rehabilitators/Carers.

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Executive Council

In the afternoon, the Governor presided at an online special meeting of the Executive Council.

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Peter Underwood Centre

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, welcomed Mrs Frances Underwood and Ms Catherine Cretan to present parent and baby/toddler music classes on behalf of the Peter Underwood Centre.

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Ambassador of France, HE Mr Jean-Pierre Thebault

Ambassador of France to Australia

Her Excellency and Professor Chalmers hosted a formal dinner in honour of the official visit to Tasmania by the Ambassador of France, His Excellency Mr Jean-Pierre Thébault.

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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 received Ms Sally Faulkner, Chair, and Ms Colleen Johnstone, Chief Executive Officer, of Palliative Care Tasmania.

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Australia

Later, the Governor and Professor Chalmers received Mr Peter Kaye, National Chief Executive Officer, Mr Bob Rutherford, State Chairperson, and Mr Steve Halloran, State Manager, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Australia.

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Bills for Assent

Legislative Council - Bills for Assent

Later at Government House, the Governor received the President and Clerk of the Legislative Council who presented Bills for the Royal Assent.

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Salvation Army Tasmania Division

In the morning at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers attended the breakfast launch of the 2022 Red Shield Appeal hosted by the Salvation Army Tasmania Division.

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Australian Red Cross, Tasmanian Division

In the morning in Hobart, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, delivered an address to officially open the ‘Hands Up for Humanity’ event hosted by Australian Red Cross, Tasmanian Division, to mark World Red Cross Day.

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A Fairer World

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted an Inclusion Forum on behalf of A Fairer World.

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Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation

Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a stand-up luncheon to mark the 25th anniversary of the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation.

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