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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Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Melbourne

Later, the Governor met via telephone with the Consul-General of the People's Republic of China in Melbourne, Mr Long Zhou.

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Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, delivered an online address to officially open the 7th Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP).

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Tasmania JackJumpers

In the afternoon at MyState Bank Arena, Glenorchy, the Governor and Professor Chalmers attended the NBL game between the Tasmania JackJumpers and the Sydney Kings.

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MDC Foundation Ltd

In the morning at Bellerive Beach Park, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, delivered an address at the start of the Mother’s Day Classic walk in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Australia Day 2022 Investiture

Australia Day 2022 Honours and Awards

Today at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted investitures for recipients of Order of Australia awards which were announced in the 2022 Australia Day Honours lists.

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Australia Day 2022 Investiture

Australia Day 2022 Honours and Awards

Today at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted investitures for recipients of Order of Australia awards which were announced in the 2022 Australia Day Honours and Australian Antarctic Medals announced in the 2020/2021 Midwinter’s Day Honours lists.

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Australia Day 2022 Investiture

Australia Day 2022 Honours and Awards

Her Excellency the Governor hosted an investiture for recipients of meritorious service awards (Australian Fire Service Medals, Ambulance Service Medals and the Australian Corrections Medal) which were announced in the 2022 Australia Day Honours lists.

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The British Consulate in Melbourne

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Mr Stephen Lysaght, Consul-General of the United Kingdom in Melbourne, together with Mr Frank McGregor, Honorary Consul for the United Kingdom in Tasmania.

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Lindisfarne Historical Society

Lindisfarne Historical Society Inc

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted an afternoon tea to mark the 30th anniversary of the Lindisfarne Historical Society.

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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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Hobart Out Tennis Club

In the morning at Government House, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted a social tennis event for members of the Hobart Out Tennis Club to mark the 25th anniversary of the repeal of anti-homosexuality law in Tasmania.

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Royal Australian Infantry Corps

In the evening at Anglesea Barracks Officers’ Mess, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers attended the 2022 Royal Australian Infantry Corps Annual Dinner.

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Executive Council

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, received the Clerk of the Executive Council.

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Hobart Hebrew Congregation

In the evening at the Hobart Synagogue, the Governor, accompanied by Professor Chalmers, delivered an address at the observation of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with members of the Hobart Hebrew Congregation.

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Hobart Legacy Inc

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Mr Rob Grey, President, together with Mr Paul Crew and Ms Suzanne Curry, of Hobart Legacy Inc.

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Anzac Day 2022

In the morning at the Hobart Cenotaph, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers attended the 2022 Anzac Day Dawn Service. 

Later the Hobart Town Hall, the Governor, accompanied by Professor Chalmers, took the salute at the Anzac Day Parade. 

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Tasmania JackJumpers

In the evening at MyState Bank Arena, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers attended the NBL basketball game between the Tasmania JackJumpers and Melbourne United.

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Ceremonial Tree Planting

The Royal Commonwealth Society - Southern Tasmania Branch

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, officiated at a ceremonial tree planting to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen on behalf of the Royal Commonwealth Society — Southern Tasmania Branch.

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The Royal Commonwealth Society (Northern Tasmanian Branch) Inc

In the morning at Franklin House, Youngtown, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, officiated at a ceremonial tree planting to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen on behalf of the Royal Commonwealth Society (Northern Tasmanian Branch).

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Tasmania JackJumpers

Tasmania JackJumpers

The Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted a reception to celebrate the achievements of the Tasmania JackJumpers basketball team in the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 2021 — 22.

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