Raydon Gates thank you
The Governor attended a special event to thank WA’s Defence Advocate RADM Raydon Gates

Inspiring Australians Leadership Breakfast, State Recovery update, Conversations filming, WA Defence event and a catch-up with Asher Fisch

The Governor’s day began listening to an inspirational presentation by Australian of the Year Grace Tame at a special AUSPIRE Inspiring Australians Leadership Breakfast. Ms Tame shared her extraordinary story of courage as both a survivor of sexual assault, and an advocate for other sexual assault survivors.

Photo – The Governor with Auspire CEO Morgen Lewis, Australian of the Year Grace Tame and Auspire Chairman Bradley Woods

Briefing update on WA’s emergency response and recovery efforts

The Governor met with State Recovery Coordinator for the Wooroloo bushfires, Dr Ron Edwards this afternoon for a chat about WA’s emergency and recovery responses.

Photo – The Governor with Dr Ron Edwards, Mr James McMahon, Brigadier Brett Chaloner and Warrant Officer Joanne Downes

They were also joined by Brigadier Brett Chaloner CSC, Warrant Officer Joanne Downes and military veteran James McMahon DSC, DSM.

Special Event for WA’s Defence Advocate

The Governor attended a thank you event in honour of WA’s Defence Advocate, Rear Admiral (Rtd) Raydon Gates AO CSM.

The event, hosted by the Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA, Minister for Defence Industry, was to thank Rear Admiral Gates for his contribution to the WA defence landscape as his term as Defence Advocate comes to a close.

A Conversation with Helen Milroy

Also on the agenda today a chance for the Governor to record the latest in his ‘Government House Conversation’ series catching up with Professor Helen Milroy, West Australian of the Year 2021.

We look forward to bringing you that chat in full very soon.

Catch-up with WASO Principal Conductor Asher Fisch 

The Governor ended a very busy day enjoying a catch-up with WA Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser Asher Fisch.

Mr Fisch has recently returned to Perth for a series of three concert events teaming up with WASO and special guests at the Perth Concert Hall, kicking off with Beethovens Pastoral Symphony this weekend, followed by Brahms’ German Requiem on June 25 and 26 and Mahler’s Fifth – Morning on July 1.

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