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 the Presentation of the Queen's Guide and Adult Awards /

As proud patron of Girl Guides Queensland it is my pleasure to welcome you to Government House. I acknowledge Member for Jordan, Mrs Charis Mullen MP, members of the Queensland...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System: Investiture Ceremony E /

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the lands on which we gather, the Turrbul and Jagera people, and pay respect to their...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System: Investiture Ceremony C /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. It is with great pleasure that Kaye and I warmly welcome you to your Government House for today’s Investiture...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System: Investiture Ceremony D /

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. It is with tremendous pleasure that Kaye and I welcome you all to Government House this morning, as family and friends come together to...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System: Investiture Ceremony A /

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. Welcome to Government House. Kaye and I are absolutely delighted that you join us here on this very special day in your lives. I begin by...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System: Investiture Ceremony B /

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. I welcome you to the Investiture Room of Government House, as we honour the recipients of today’s awards.    Kaye and I are delighted to have...

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Morning tea for members of the Ship’s Company of HMAS Brisbane /

Commander Wilson and members of the Ship’s Company of HMAS Brisbane. For a Governor of Queensland, offering HMAS Brisbane a warm welcome to our State has a certain irresistible...

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Official launch of The Salvation Army Brisbane Red Shield Appeal /

Minister representing the Premier and Minister for Trade, the Honourable Coralee O’Rourke MP; the 25th Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and 24th Governor of...

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Luncheon for Vice-Regal Medical and Humanitarian Patronage Organisations /

Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to welcome you to Government House for today’s luncheon, acknowledging just some of the more than 160 organisations of which Kaye and I are...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of the New Zealand Community /

High Commissioner, Heads of Churches and religious communities, Consul-General, ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I welcome you all most warmly to Government House – a welcome made...

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