Royal Agricultural Society WA Hall of Fame
Such an honour to be invited by the Royal Agriculture Society of Western Australia to induct individuals into their Hall of Fame today. Today three gentlemen were celebrated for their excellence, leadership, vision and skill in their agricultural pursuits here in Western Australia – Raymond Harrington OAM, Dr Graham Crosbie and the late Raymond Owen.
The Governor said of the afternoon, “It is always inspirational to attend an Agricultural Hall of Fame picture unveiling and installation, recognising excellence in the industry. We have the best, most scientific farmers in the world and it is the inventions, the process and the products which are celebrated by the various inductees that actually have sustained and created that status.
I feel myself at the heart of our great agricultural industry when I attend functions such as this. Congratulations to Mr Harrington, Dr Crosbie and the late Raymond Owen for their terrific contributions to Western Australia.”
Executive Council Meeting
Presiding over Executive Council is one of the key constitutional functions of the role of the Governor and usually takes place at Government House every fortnight.
Joining the Governor for this important process today was the Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry the Hon Alannah MacTiernan and Minister for Finance; Lands; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests the Hon Dr. Tony Buti MLA.
Also in attendance was Clerk of the Executive Council Mr Nick Hagley.
Welcomed Peter and Margaret Varghese
The Governor and Ms Annus today welcomed Mr Peter and Mrs Margaret Varghese to Government House.
Mr Varghese AO was the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2012 to 2016 and is the current Chancellor of the University of Queensland.
Briefing update with Blue Ocean Monitoring
The Governor met today with Peter and Sally O’Connor from Blue Ocean Monitoring.
The meeting was a follow up to an earlier visit in February this year when the Governor toured the ocean technology company’s HQ in Balcatta, as well as Blue Ocean’s involvement in a recent Government House roundtable on undersea capabilities.
Peter O’Connor, a Director of Blue Ocean Monitoring, provided the Governor with an update on company’s ongoing work in the design, development and commercialisation of autonomous subsea data collection and survey systems.