Speeches

The Governor is invited to speak at a wide range of significant official, ceremonial and community events, including the Opening of Parliament, ANZAC Day ceremonies and events for Patron groups. A selection of these speeches is available below in a searchable database.

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Rainworth State School Leadership Induction Ceremony /

Principal, Ms Richenda Wagener; Rainworth State School students, staff and supporters. Thank you all most sincerely for your warm welcome this morning, and students, thank you for...

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Afternoon tea and tour for the 2019 Ship for World Youth /

Consul-General Tanaka; senior representatives from the Ship for World Youth; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to host you all here at Government House. I begin this...

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Ship for World Youth 2019 Official Welcome Reception /

Minister Hinchliffe; Councillor Murphy; Consul-General Tanaka; senior representatives from the Ship for World Youth; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much for the warm welcome...

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National Servicemen's Association of Australia Queensland Remembrance Day Service /

Representing the Premier, Ms Jennifer Howard; representing the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Stephen Bennett; representing the Lord Mayor, Councillor Kate Richards; Commander...

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Reception for outstanding Queensland contributors /

Brisbane City Councillor Matthew Bourke; Defence Force chiefs; Directors-General and Commissioners; representatives from our churches; members of the Diplomatic and Consular...

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Official visit to Burnett Heads State School /

Mayor Dempsey; Principal, Ms Kirsten Clements; Burnett Heads State School students, staff and supporters. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we...

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Official visit to Bundaberg State High School /

Mayor Dempsey; Principal, Ms Karen McCord; Bundaberg State High School students, staff and supporters. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we...

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Government House hosted community afternoon tea in Bundaberg /

Representing Mr Stephen Bennett, Member for Burnett, Mrs Fiona Bennett; Mayor Dempsey and councillors; ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, of the Bundaberg community. I at once...

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Coolangatta State School Centenary Celebration /

Thank you, Principal Mahony, for your kind introduction this afternoon, to Kaye and to me, and congratulations to Kyliah for the singing of the National Anthem, and to Zoe and...

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Chinese Club of Queensland Chinese New Year Celebration /

Thank you, President Chan, for your warm welcome this evening. I too acknowledge our special guests – Chief Justice Holmes; Minister Hinchliffe; Deputy Leader of the Opposition,...

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