On Monday, in the morning, at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC issued the writ and proclamation for the election of 12 Senators from Queensland to serve in the Senate of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, to be held on 2 July 2016.
Following, the Governor and Mrs Kaye de Jersey departed Cairns for an official visit to Papua New Guinea.
In the afternoon, at the Australian High Commission, Port Moresby, the Governor and Mrs de Jersey received a briefing from the Commission on trade, investment and cultural relations between Queensland and Papua New Guinea.
In the evening, at The Grand Papua Hotel, Port Moresby, the Governor, with Mrs de Jersey, attended a reception hosted by James Cook University and PNG National Fisheries Authority, where His Excellency launched the Sport Fishing for Sustainable Livelihoods Research Hub.
Also in the morning, the Honourable Chief Justice Catherine Holmes commenced duty as Acting Governor of Queensland.