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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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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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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