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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Brisbane State High School Graduation Ceremony /

Executive Principal, Mr Wade Haynes; distinguished guests; students, staff and supporters of Brisbane State High School. It is a special privilege to be invited to speak to the...

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Reception for Diabetes Queensland /

Representatives from Diabetes Queensland; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Kaye and I take great pleasure in warmly welcoming you to Fernberg this afternoon, in this, the...

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Queensland Justices Association Centennial Celebration Dinner /

It is nostalgic for me, as Governor, to be speaking at this centenary celebration of the Association of which I was Patron from 2004 to 2014, and that included opening the State...

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Official unveiling of 'The Drovers' /

Mayor Warren; councillors; ladies and gentlemen. In Brisbane, on Ann Street, people are pausing in their morning commute to look around in puzzlement and ask themselves where...

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Official visit to Longreach State School /

Mayor Warren; Longreach State School Principal, Mrs Vicki Rayner; students, staff and supporters. Good morning. Thank you for such a warm welcome to your historic regional school,...

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Longreach luncheon for drought assistance stakeholders /

Mayor Warren; Queensland Drought Commissioner, Mr Vaughan Johnson; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for taking the time to attend this luncheon today. I have the utmost admiration...

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Reception for the Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Brigade awards presentation /

Boys’ Brigade Queensland President, Mr Dave Allen; Girls’ Brigade Queensland State Commissioner, Mrs Heather Richards; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and...

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Official visit to the Longreach Scout Group /

Mayor Warren; Scouts Queensland Group Leader, Mr John Palmer; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. It is wonderful to return to Longreach, a community which truly holds a special...

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Official opening of 'Project Poppy 100' /

Thank you, Commander Baston, for your warm welcome this morning. I too acknowledge our distinguished guests joining us today. Kaye and I are very proud to be part of this...

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Reception for the Local Government Association of Queensland annual conference /

Representatives from the Local Government Association of Queensland; Mayors, CEOs and community leaders from across the State; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I warmly welcome you...

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