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 in Support of Patronage Organisations /

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished as are you all, Kaye and I welcome you all most warmly to Government House this evening. We are especially pleased, on this particular evening,...

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Australian Citizenship Ceremony 2017 /

Mr Peter Russo MP, representing the Premier; Mr Trevor Evans MP, representing the Immigration Minister; Councillor Angela Owen, representing the Lord Mayor of Brisbane; other...

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Opening of Saint George’s Defence Holiday Suites and The Garland Apartments, Rainbow Bay /

Queensland’s twenty-third Governor, Major General the Honourable Peter Arnison and Mrs Barbara Arnison; Mrs Jann Stuckey MP; Councillor Gail O’Neill; Your Grace, Archbishop...

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Afternoon Reception for Outstanding Queensland Contributors /

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished as are you all, it is my great pleasure, with Kaye, to welcome you to Government House this evening, and in doing so, to acknowledge the...

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Australia Chinese Business Council, Queensland Chinese New Year Dinner /

President, Mr Stephen Abbott and Council Members; Consul General Dr Zhao; Councillors; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure for me to join you...

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Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Official Office Opening /

Assistant Minister for Social and Disability Services, the Honourable Jane Prentice MP; our Chair Ms Margaret Walker and members of the Board; Councillor Vicki Howard, Councillor...

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Queensland Police Service Academy (Brisbane) Induction Parade for Graduating Students /

Minister Ryan, Commissioner Stewart, service leaders, ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, and our graduating Officers joined together today by proud families and friends. I at...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of the Clontarf Foundation /

Twenty-fifth Governor-General and twenty-fourth Governor of Queensland, and Clontarf Foundation’s Life Patron, the  Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce; CEO, Mr Gerard Neesham;...

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Chinese Club of Queensland Chinese New Year Dinner 2017 (Year of the Rooster) /

President, Patron, our Premier, members of the Executive Council, Your Honours, Leader of the Opposition, Consul General, many distinguished guests, including the Police...

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Reception to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital /

Minister Dick, representing our Premier; Dr Stable, Chair of the Metro North Hospital and Health Service; Dr Dines, Executive Director of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital;...

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