Notes on the program of the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, and her husband Mr Anthony Howard QC.
The Governor and Judge Howard hosted a reception for delegates of the 2015 ANZSOG China Advanced Leadership Program.
The Governor received the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Chair and Board Members who delivered the second part of their report. In the evening, the Governor and Judge Howard attended the Consular Corps Melbourne Annual Dinner.
The Governor presided at a meeting of the Executive Council; and also presided at an Investiture of the Order of Australia Bravery Decorations. Later, the Governor hosted a presentation of the 2015 Victorian International Education Awards; and also delivered the keynote address at Maccabi Victoria's 90th Anniversary Gala Dinner.
The Governor received Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor and President of La Trobe University; and also received Her Excellency Mrs Menna Rawlings CMG, High Commissioner for the United Kingdom.
The Governor and Judge Howard hosted the Premier's Volunteer Champions Awards 2015.
The Governor returned from a regional tour of Hindmarsh Shire and attended the Victoria Police Graduation Ceremony and Commemoration of the new Victoria Police Ensign at the Victoria Police Academy.
The Governor commenced a regional tour of Hindmarsh Shire with a welcome and briefing from the Mayor, CEO and Councillors before visiting the Nhill Neighbourhood House Learning Centre and meeting some of the local Karen people. The Governor met with volunteers at the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre, where she toured the facility, followed by a visit to Dimboola Memorial Secondary College where she lunched with students and staff. Later, the Governor toured Luv-a-Duck and the West Wimmera Health Service Nhill Campus. The Governor concluded her official visit to Hindmarsh Shire as guest of honour at a dinner hosted by the local community.
The Governor opened the new home of Horsham Men's Shed and met with local farmers, Geoff & Christine Rethus. The Governor then unveiled the 'Framing The Wimmera' exhibit in Natimuk before touring the Natimuk & District Gymnastics Club. The Governor also toured Horsham Special School where she lunched with students and staff, followed by a visit to the Australian Grains Gene Bank. Later, the Governor concluded her official visit to Horsham Rural City with a visit to the Horsham Motorcycle Club to view a motocross display.
The Governor presided at a meeting of the Executive Council and commenced a regional tour of Horsham Rural City Council where she received a briefing by the Mayor, CEO and Councillors. The Governor was then welcomed by local elders and toured the health and wellbeing services at Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative where she opened the new Aunty Irene Harrison Gathering Place. The Governor also met with young leaders and the Young G migrant group at the Nexus Youth Resource Centre and later was welcomed at a civic reception hosted by the Mayor.