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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Australian War Memorial

In the afternoon, the Governor and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers attended the online Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore.

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KPMG Australia Webcast

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, attended the KPMG Australia webcast:  How to Improve Gender Equality in Business and Politics with The Rt Hon Theresa May MP.

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Council on the Ageing (COTA) Tasmania

In the evening, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted a reception for delegates attending the 7th National Elder Abuse Conference hosted by the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Tasmania.

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St David's Cathedral

In the afternoon at St David’s Cathedral, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers attended the 54th annual floral festival, Blooming Church.

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Tasmanian Racing Club - 2022 Hobart Cup

Later at Elwick Racecourse, the Governor, accompanied by Professor Chalmers, attended and presented trophies at the 2022 Hobart Cup Day hosted by the Tasmanian Racing Club Inc.

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Royal Australian Navy

In the evening at Macquarie Wharf, the Governor and Professor Chalmers attended an official reception on board HMAS Hobart.

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Executive Council

Later, the Governor appointed and swore to office the Honourable Jeremy Rockliff as Minister for Education; the Honourable Guy Barnett as Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth; and Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events;

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Royal Australian Navy

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Commander Andrew Pepper, Commanding Officer,

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Royal Hobart Regatta Association

In the evening the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted a reception on behalf of the Royal Hobart Regatta Association to mark the 2022 Royal Hobart Regatta.

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Lake Pedder Restoration Committee

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Ms Christine Milne, Convenor, Mr Dick Friend, Committee Member,

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Tasmanian Racing Club

In the evening, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted a reception on behalf of the Tasmanian Racing Club to mark the 2022 Hobart Cup Carnival.

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Our Watch and Women with Disabilities Victoria

In the afternoon, the Governor attended the online launch of Our Watch and Women with Disabilities Victoria's Changing the landscape:  A national resource to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities.

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City of Hobart

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Councillor Anna Reynolds, The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Hobart.

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Hobart Women's Shelter

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, hosted a Women’s Housing Working Meeting on behalf of the Hobart Women’s Shelter.

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Royal Over-Seas League (Tasmanian Branch)

In the evening the Governor and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a reception for members of the Royal Over-Seas League (Tasmanian Branch) and other Commonwealth societies to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.

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Executive Council

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, presided at an online meeting of the Executive Council.

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St David's Cathedral

In the morning at St David’s Cathedral, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, read a Lesson at a church service to mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s accession to the throne (Platinum Jubilee).

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Message from Her Majesty The Queen to mark Accession Day

A Message from Her Majesty The Queen to mark Accession Day.

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Executive Council

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, presided at an online Special Meeting of the Executive Council.

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Australasian Humour Studies Network

In the evening at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a reception for delegates attending the 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Humour Studies Network.

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