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  • COVID-19 Message, 26 March 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis continues to worsen. Increasing numbers of people have been diagnosed with the virus and, very sadly, we have now had 11 deaths nationally and 6 here in New South Wales. To the families and loved ones of...

  • COVID-19

    In my Australia Day address this year I said that in the community’s response to drought and bushfires ‘We had seen the best of Australians’ and that we needed ‘to continue to be the best of Australians’. At that time...

  • United Way Australia - Informal Launch of Major Gifts Program: Emphasising Commitment to Early Childhood Literacy

    Thank you, Liz Dibbs, Chair, United Way Australia – and David Tudehope – for welcoming us. The Honourable Gabrielle Upton MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier Mr Clayton Noble, Chief Executive Officer, United Way Australia I too convey my respects to...

  • VIEW Club's 60th Anniversary

    Bujari gamarruwa mudgingal babana gamarada Gadigal Good morning, men, women and friends. I am delighted to welcome you this morning in the language of the Gadigal. At Government House we acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional...

  • Unveiling of Governor Hurley Portrait

    Government House Sydney honours First Nations by fostering a shared sense of belonging for all Australians. We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which this House stands and pay...

  • Opening Reception AmCham Academy Program 2020

    Government House Sydney honours First Nations by fostering a shared sense of belonging for all Australians. We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which this House stands, and pay...

  • 3rd Advancing Community Cohesion Conference: The Way Forward

    I commence by paying my respect to the traditional owners of the land upon which we meet, their Elders, past, present and emerging. Thank you for the invitation to address you at this 3rd Advancing Australian Community Cohesion Conference, here...

  • 72nd Independence Day Celebration of Sri Lanka

    I thank Consul-General Mr Bandara for his invitation to join the Sri Lankan community in its 72nd Independence Day Anniversary, celebrated here on Gadigal land - a land with a 65,000 history of a continuous living civilization - a land...

  • Salute to Australia

    As Governor of New South Wales and Patron of the NSW Australia Day Council, I am honoured to receive this ‘Salute to Australia’ for Australia Day 2020 on behalf of the people of New South Wales. I pay my respects to...

  • WugulOra Ceremony

    I am honoured to be here this morning. Yvonne, thank you for your Welcome to Country. I continue to be humbled by the generosity of spirit demonstrated each time such kindness is extended, as we gather on Aboriginal land. I also thank...

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