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 presided at a meeting of the Executive Council. Later, the Governor and Judge Howard received Professor Lord Alec Broers.

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The Governor and Judge Howard hosted a dinner at Government House in honour of Mrs Carrie Lam GBS JP, Chief Secretary of Administration, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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The Governor welcomed Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong and her delegation to Government House, where they will stay during their official visit to Victoria.

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On Friday, the Governor hosted an Investiture for recipients of the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours and Awards at Government House.

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The Governor received a call from Justin Hanney, Lead Deputy Secretary DEDJTR; she visited the Australian Border Force National Detector Dog Training and Breeding Facility in Bulla; and also hosted a presentation of the Minister's Student Awards for Excellence in Timber Design and Manufacture at Government House. In the evening, the Governor attended St Paul's Cathedral and read a lesson at the Festival Evensong to mark the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II as the longest-serving Australian Monarch.

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The Governor received calls from Mr Lewis Martin, Managing Director of Seven Network; The Hon. Fiona Richardson MP, Minister for Women and Minster for the Prevention of Family Violence; and Sheikh Abdul Azim al-Afifi, President of the Australian National Imams Council. Also, the Governor welcomed the Multicultural Inclusion Workshop participants to Government House; and later attended the 2015 Club Melbourne 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner.

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The Governor presided at a meeting of the Executive Council; she received a call from Mr Richard Niall QC, Solicitor-General for Victoria; and later a call from the Hon Matthew Guy MP, Leader of the Opposition. In the evening, the Governor and Judge Howard attended a dinner in honour of the Hon Susan Crennan AC QC on her retirement from the High Court of Australia.

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The Governor received a call from Ms Lynne Emblin, State Commissioner and Ms Jennifer Fleming, CEO of Girl Guides Victoria.

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The Governor received calls from Mr Craig Lapsley, Emergency Management Commissioner for Victoria; Ms Tasneem Chopra, Chairperson, Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights; and Ms Deborah Glass OBE, Victorian Ombudsman.

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The Governor received calls from Ms Catherine Livingstone AO, President of the Business Council of Australia; The Right Hon. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle; and also The Most Reverend Denis Hart, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne.