Governor's Program

The Governor’s Official Program is comprised of a wide range of constitutional and legal duties and ceremonial and community engagements. Each year, the Governor hosts thousands of visitors to Government House to take part in investiture and award ceremonies, Open Days, receptions and meetings, and travels widely throughout Queensland to support the activities of Patron groups. View a chronological record of the Governor’s daily program below. 

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On Tuesday, in the morning, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC and Mrs Kaye de Jersey welcomed the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, the Premier of Queensland, who presented to the Governor and Mrs de Jersey the proposed members of her Ministry. The Governor then officiated at a formal ceremony for the swearing-in of 18 Ministers of the State and members of the Executive Council of Queensland; presided at a special meeting of the Executive Council; officiated at a formal ceremony for the appointment of five Assistant Ministers; and, with Mrs de Jersey, hosted a reception in honour of the Palaszczuk Ministry.

In the evening, at Government House, the Governor welcomed members of the public visiting the estate to view the 2017 Christmas Lights display.