Notes on the program of the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, and her husband Mr Anthony Howard QC.

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On an Official Visit to Hong Kong, the Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard QC, met with Mr Tim Dillon, Victorian Commissioner to Greater China, and Mr Allen Kwok, Victorian Government Trade and Investment Chief Representative in Hong Kong, before visiting the Bendigo Dragon Workshop.

Later, the Governor launched the Melbourne Fashion Showcase at Hong Kong Business of Design Week.

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard QC, departed Victoria on an Official Visit to Hong Kong to attend Hong Kong Business of Design Week.

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, received Major General David Coghlan AM, outgoing Head of Land Systems, Australian Defence Force, and Major General Andrew Bottrell CSC DSM, incoming Head of Land Systems, Australian Defence Force.

Then, with Mr Anthony Howard QC, the Governor farewelled the Term 4 Peace and Prosperity Kitchen Garden Program participants and Mr Howard led a tour of the State Apartments for the Kitchen Garden participants.

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The Hon Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, and Mr Anthony Howard QC attended a farewell reception for the Principal of Wesley College, Dr Helen Drennen AM.
 

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, accompanied by Mr Anthony Howard QC, attended the HMAS CERBERUS Ceremonial Divisions as the Reviewing Officer.

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, commissioned the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP as Premier of Victoria and, accompanied by Mr Anthony Howard QC, swore in the Second Andrews Ministry at Government House.

The Governor then presided at a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later, Mr Howard led a tour of the State Apartments for senior executives from the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance.

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, received Ms Janet Whiting AM, President, Council of Trustees, NGV.

Mr Anthony Howard QC led a tour of the State Apartments for ACTION Neurologists.

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard QC received Mr Damien Mulvihill and Mr Mark Simpson, Creative Directors, DesignOffice Melbourne, winners of the IDEA Designer of the Year 2018, and designers of The Melbourne Pavilion at Hong Kong Business of Design Week.

The Governor, accompanied by Mr Howard, delivered the keynote address at the 2018 Melbourne High School Speech Night.

Mr Howard led a tour of the State Apartments for members of HoMie.

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard QC received the call of Ms Harinder Sidhu, Australia's High Commissioner to India.

They then received HE Mr Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, and Mrs Savita Kovind, First Lady of India, before hosting a State Lunch in their honour.

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In the morning, HRH The Duke of York KG departed Government House.

The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, then launched The Smith Family's 2018 Christmas Appeal, before attending, with Mr Howard, Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by the US Consul General, Mr Michael and Mrs Hiroko Kleine.