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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Premier of Tasmania

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, received the Premier of Tasmania, the Honourable Jeremy Rockliff MP.

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Variety Australia, the Children's Charity

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a reception for the National Board Members and Executive Officers of Variety Australia, the Children’s Charity.

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Executive Council

In the morning at the Executive Building, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, presided at a meeting of the Executive Council.

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Royal Hobart Regatta 2024

Royal Hobart Regatta Association (Inc)

In the evening at the Hobart Regatta Grounds, the Governor and Professor Chalmers attended a cocktail party hosted by the Royal Hobart Regatta Association Inc and viewed the fireworks to mark the 186th Royal Hobart Regatta.

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Lunar New Year 2024

Chinese Community Association of Tasmania Inc

In the morning at Parliament House Lawns, Salamanca Place, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, delivered an address at the official opening of the 2024 Lunar New Year Festival hosted by the Chinese Community Association of Tasmania Inc.

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Cricket Tasmania

In the evening at Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers attended the Men’s T20 International cricket match between Australia and West Indies hosted by Cricket Tasmania.

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Royal Hobart Regatta Association

Royal Hobart Regatta Association (Inc)

In the evening, the Governor and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a reception to mark the 186th Royal Hobart Regatta.

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Parliament of Tasmania

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, received the Honourable Rebecca White MP, Leader of the Opposition, together with Mr Marcus Atkinson, Chief of Staff, Office of the Leader of the State Labor Opposition.

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The Hobart Cup

Tasmanian Racing Club Inc

In the evening at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a reception on behalf of the Tasmanian Racing Club Inc to mark the 2024 Hobart Cup Carnival.

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Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research

In the evening at Macquarie Wharf 4, Hobart, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers attended an onboard reception on the occasion of the visit to Hobart by the German research icebreaker, RV Polarstern, hosted by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Her Excellency Ms Beate Grzeski, and the Director of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Professor Dr Antje Boetius.

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Tasmania JackJumpers

Tasmania JackJumpers

In the afternoon at MyState Bank Arena, Glenorchy, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers attended the NBL game between the Tasmania JackJumpers and the Adelaide 36ers.

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St David's Cathedral

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted a reception to mark the sesquicentenary of the consecration of St David’s Cathedral.

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Supreme Court of Tasmania

Opening of the Legal Year 2024

In the morning at St David’s Cathedral, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, delivered a reading at an ecumenical service to mark the opening of the 2024 Legal Year.

Later, the Governor and Professor Chalmers attended a Judges’ Breakfast at the Supreme Court.

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International Women's Day 2024

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, received Adjunct Professor Gillian Biscoe AM and Ms Judy Tierney OAM re International Women's Day 2024.

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Cricket Tasmania

In the evening at Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, the Governor and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers attended the Women’s T20 International cricket match between Australia and South Africa hosted by Cricket Tasmania.

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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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Premier of Tasmania

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, received the Premier of Tasmania, the Honourable Jeremy Rockliff MP.

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TASC Awards 2023 29-01-24

Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) Awards 2023

In the afternoon, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted the presentation of Outstanding Achievement Awards for 2023 on behalf of the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC).

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Royal Australian Air Force

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Wing Commander Nicholas Fairweather, Commanding Officer, No 29 (City of Hobart) Squadron, together with Warrant Officer Stephen Zantuck.

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Royal Australian Navy

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received the incoming Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Tony Everingham, together with the outgoing Commanding Officer, Commander Mark Tandy.

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