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

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The Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC, accompanied by Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, conducted an investiture ceremony for recipients of awards of the Order of Australia, before receiving the call of Mr Jeremi Moule, Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Later, the Governor received the call of the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, the Senior Naval Officer of Victoria, Commodore Greg Yorke CSC, RAN, and WO-N Deb Butterworth OAM, CSM and Bar. 

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The Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC, accompanied by Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, conducted an investiture ceremony for recipients of the Order of Australia Honours, before receiving the call of Dr Peter Yoo, Professor Bruce Campbell, Professor Peter Mitchell, Associate Professor Nick Opie and Mrs Christin Bird.

Later, the Governor received the call of the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, during which she received Ms Hennessy’s resignation as Attorney-General of the State of Victoria.

In the afternoon, the Governor hosted the call of His Excellency Mr Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr., Ambassador of the United States of America to Australia, and Mr Michael F. Kleine, Consul General of the United States of America.

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The Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council before, accompanied by Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, conducting an investiture ceremony for recipients of awards of the Order of Australia. Later, the Governor received the call of Mr Adam Fennessy PSM, Victorian Public Sector Commissioner.

In the afternoon, the Governor received the call of the Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria, before, accompanied by Mr Howard, conducting another investiture ceremony for recipients of awards of the Order of Australia.

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The Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, attended the NGV Triennial exhibition, before hosting a virtual Scarecrow Program with students of the Waratah Special School.

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The Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC, accompanied by Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, received the farewell call of Mr Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consul-General of Japan, and Mrs Yoko Matsunaga.

Later, the Governor virtually joined a meeting with the Victorian Government Trade Investments Heads of Post before, accompanied by Mr Howard, hosting an event to thank Victorian Teachers.

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The Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC, received the video call of Melbourne Fashion Festival Chair David Briskin and Acting CEO Yolanda Finch, before, with Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, conducting an investiture ceremony for recipients of awards of the Order of Australia.

Later, the Governor and Mr Howard received the call of  Ms Donna Stolzenberg, 2021 Victorian Australian of the Year, Ms Bich Cam Nguyen, 2021 Victorian Senior Australian of the Year, and Ms Tayla Harris, 2021 Victorian Young Australian of the Year, before the Governor, accompanied by Mr Howard, hosted another investiture ceremony for Victorian recipients of Honours in the Order of Australia.

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The Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC, accompanied by Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, conducted an investiture ceremony for recipients of awards of the Order of Australia, before receiving the call of Associate Professor David Anderson, Professor Heidi Drummer, Dr Fan Li and Mr Huy Van of the Burnet Institute.

Later, the Governor, accompanied by Mr Howard, conducted another investiture ceremony for recipients of awards of the Order of Australia.

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The Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council, before, accompanied by Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, conducting an investiture ceremony for recipients of awards of the Order of Australia.

Later, the Governor virtually presented the Royal Society of Victoria’s Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research, before, accompanied by Mr Howard, conducting another investiture ceremony for recipients of awards of the Order of Australia.

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The Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC, received the virtual call of the ASEAN Ambassadors.

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The Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, visited the Myer Christmas Windows, before hosting a Reading Out Of Poverty Book Giving Project volunteer session for staff of the Office of the Governor.

Later, the Governor and Mr Howard hosted a dinner for members of the Victorian community.