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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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, received Mr Chris Eccles AO, Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, received Mr Kweku Mandela, Ms Sarah Meredith and Ms Ilit Golshevsky from Global Citizen.

Then, accompanied by Mr Anthony Howard QC, the Governor opened the 59th session of the Parliament of Victoria.

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, received His Excellency Mr Sumio Kusaka, Japanese Ambassador to Australia.

Then, with Mr Anthony Howard QC, the Governor hosted an Emergency Services Christmas Lunch.

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, received Mr Tony Elwood AM, Director of the NGV.

Later, the Governor, as Patron, with Mr Anthony Howard QC, volunteered making Christmas packages at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne.

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, received the call of Ms Helen Kapalos, Victorian Multicultural Commissioner, before the Governor swore in Ms Bridget Noonan as Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament of Victoria.

The Governor then received the call of Mr Warwick Gately, Victorian Electoral Commissioner and Ms Liz Williams, Deputy Electoral Commissioner who returned the writs for the 2018 Victorian State Election. 

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard QC, hosted the Royal Humane Society of Australasia Bravery Awards.

Later, the Governor presented the Royal Society of Victoria 2018 Research Medal for Excellency before, with Mr Howard, hosting a dinner for the Premier and the Cabinet.

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard QC, attended the Worawa Aboriginal College Presentation Day.

Later, the Governor and Mr Howard hosted a round table and a reception to launch the 2019 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. 

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard QC, farewelled Her Excellency Mrs Menna Rawlings CMG, British High Commissioner to Australia.

The Governor then received Mr Joey Borensztajn, President, Australian Friends of Yad Vashem.

Mr Howard, as Patron in Chief, attended the Lighthouse Foundation Community Celebration.

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The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard QC, hosted the Peace and Prosperity Kitchen Garden reception before they attended the swearing in of the Hon. Justice William Alstergren and the Hon. Justice Robert McClelland, as Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia.

They hosted a Science Public Lecture, and then a dinner with Her Excellency, Mrs Menna Rawlings CMG, British High Commissioner.

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The Hon Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, and Mr Anthony Howard QC returned to Victoria.