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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Executive Council

Later, the Governor appointed and swore to office the Honourable Peter Gutwein as Minister for Racing; Minister for Small Business; Minister for Women; Minister for Disability Services; and Minister for Hospitality and Events.

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From the Shadows Inc

In the evening, the Governor and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a dinner to mark the installation of the ‘From the Shadows’ statues project and the visit to Tasmania by Irish sculptor, Mr Rowan Gillespie.

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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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Australian Army

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr AO DSC MVO, and accompanying guests at luncheon.

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Tasmanian Turf Club

Today at Mowbray Racecourse, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, attended and presented trophies at the 2022 Launceston Cup Day hosted by the Tasmanian Turf Club Inc.

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Eat Well Tasmania Inc

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, hosted the launch of ‘Plate with a Mate’ on behalf of Eat Well Tasmania Inc.

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Tasmanian Society of Justices of the Peace Inc

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Mr David Hudson, President, and Mr Geoff Squibb, Vice-President, of the Tasmanian Society of Justices of the Peace Inc.

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Consulate of the Republic of Poland

In the evening, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted a reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and Australia.

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Chief Executive Women

Later, the Governor received Ms Katie Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, Metro Tasmania re Chief Executive Women.

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Executive Council

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, appointed and swore to office the Honourable Peter Gutwein as Minister for Tourism; and Minister for Climate Change;

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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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