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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Reception for Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade for the Presentation of the Queen’s Badges and Queen’s Awards /

Kaye and I are always delighted to welcome the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade to Government House, and we extend a particularly warm welcome to this year’s recipients of the Queen’s...

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St Paul’s School Army Cadet Unit Annual Marching Out Parade /

Chairman of the School Council, Mrs Heather Walker; Headmaster, Dr Paul Browning; Teachers; Students; Cadets, I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land upon which we are...

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Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Investment Roundtable /

Mr Vikram Nair, Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs; the Honourable Rob Borbidge AO, former Premier of Queensland and Chair, Study...

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Queensland Investor Roundtable /

Thank you, High Commissioner, for your kind introduction, and for your warm hospitality today. As Governor of the Australian State of Queensland, I am very pleased to be in...

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Queen's Baton Relay Reception /

His Excellency Mr Bruce Gosper, Australian High Commissioner to Singapore; His Worship the Mayor, City of Gold Coast, Councillor Tom Tate; other distinguished guests. It is a very...

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Study Gold Coast Showcase /

The Honourable Rob Borbidge AO, former Premier of Queensland and Chair, Study Gold Coast; His Worship the Mayor, City of Gold Coast, Councillor Tom Tate; other distinguished...

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Queensland Country Women's Association State Conference /

Speech by Mrs Kaye de Jersey: Assistant Minister Ms Howard; Councillor Richards, representing the Lord Mayor; President, Mrs Coulson. Thank you for the invitation to join you...

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Official Opening of the Myhorizon Community and Education Centre /

Member for Capalaba, Mr Don Brown MP; Member for Cleveland, Dr Mark Robinson MP; Mayor of Redland City Council, Councillor Karen Williams; President of the Horizon Foundation Ms...

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Morning Tea for the 2017 Premier of Queensland's Export Award Winners and Trade and Investment Queensland /

Chief Executive Officer of Trade and Investment Queensland, Ms Virginia Greville; Queensland Trade Commissioners; Ladies and Gentlemen, Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to...

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Brisbane Club Governor’s Dinner 2017 /

Kaye and I are delighted and honoured to join you for this, our fourth Brisbane Club Governor’s Dinner since I was sworn in.   I commented to you last year on the sheer variety of...

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