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Governor signs writ for senate election - Monday 16 May 2016

The Queensland Governor’s main constitutional duty is to ensure Queensland enjoys stable government. However, Governors also have an important constitutional duty relating to the...

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Governor grants Assent to six Bills - Thursday 05 May 2016

This afternoon, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, received Clerk of the Parliament, Mr Neil Laurie for the presentation of six Bills for...

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Acting Governor grants Assent to Bills - Wednesday 27 April 2016

This afternoon, at the Supreme Court of Queensland, the Honourable Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, Acting Governor of Queensland, received Clerk of the Parliament, Mr Neil Laurie...

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Queen statue set to be in place for June 4 Open Day - Thursday 21 April 2016

A bronze statue of Her Majesty The Queen is set to be relocated from George Street, Brisbane, to Government House in time for the next Open Day on 4 June 2016.  The statue, by...

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The Governor visits the Gulf of Carpentaria - Tuesday 19 April 2016

The Governor and Mrs de Jersey have today returned from a 5 day official visit to Normanton, Karumba, Doomadgee and Burketown in Queensland’s remote Gulf of Carpentaria...

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Governor grants Assent to Bills - Thursday 24 March 2016

This afternoon, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, received Clerk of the Parliament, Mr Neil Laurie the presentation of...

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Bravery awards announced - Friday 18 March 2016

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland congratulates the following recognised for their brave acts in the latest Bravery Awards: BRAVERY...

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Governor reads The Queen's Commonwealth Day Message - Monday 14 March 2016

Today, 14 March 2016, is Commonwealth Day, and this morning the Governor attended the Commonwealth Day Multi Faith Observance at the Chung Tian Temple hosted by the Royal...

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Governor grants Assent to Bills - Friday 04 March 2016

This morning, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, received Clerk of the Parliament, Mr Neil Laurie and Parliament House...

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Follow the Governor's program online - Monday 15 February 2016

From Monday 15 February 2016, the Vice-regal notices will no longer appear in the Courier Mail newspaper.  You can continue to follow the Governor's program via the website and...

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