Vice-Regal Notes

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On Sunday 14 December the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Chernov, opened the Kokoda Plateau Memorial Cairns at One Tree Hill in the Ferntree Gully National Park.

On Friday December 12 the Governor presided at a meeting of the Executive Council at Government House. The Governor and Mrs Chernov hosted a reception to recognise the Victorian school students selected to participate in the 2015 ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Gallipoli. Lieutenant Commander Chris Walter RANR ADC, represented the Governor and Mrs Chernov at the State Funeral Service for the Honourable Lynne Kosky, at Williamston Town Hall. Later the Governor received Professor Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law & Director, Constitutional Reform Unit, University of Sydney.

The Governor and Mrs Chernov received His Excellency Mr Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine and Her Excellency Mrs Maryna Poroshenko at Government House. The Governor received Mr B. Hass Dellal OAM, Executive Director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation at Government House. Later, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Chernov, attended a Lecture hosted by The Royal Society of Victoria and the Governor presented the 2014 Medal for Research Excellence

The Governor received Mr Stephen Blair, Consul-General and Trade Commissioner of New Zealand to Melbourne. The Governor and Mrs Chernov attended the Women of the University Fund Christmas Celebration.

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Mrs Chernov, as Patron of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Education and Community Engagement Program, attended the Pizzicato Effect End of Year Concert at Meadows Primary School.

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The Governor appointed and swore-in the Hon Daniel Andrews MP as the 48th Premier of Victoria and swore-in the Ministry of the Andrews Government at Government House. Mrs Chernov as Patron-in-Chief, attended the National Council of Women Victoria’s Annual Christmas Luncheon at the William Angliss TAFE Restaurant.