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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Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame induction dinner /

Thank you, Mr Weekes, for your kind introduction, and I extend a warm welcome to our Hall of Fame committee members, our outstanding inductees, and tonight’s presenters. I also...

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Morning tea in honour of Brisbane Grammar School sesquicentenary celebrations /

Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Headmaster; students past and present; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for the warm welcome you have extended to me on this important day in the...

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Reception for the Australasian Study of Parliament Group conference /

Ladies and gentleman, it is a pleasure as Governor of Queensland for me and my wife Kaye to welcome you to Fernberg – and indeed to the State. I know the Speaker of the...

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Official opening of Project Dignity 120, Springfield /

Thank you, Mr Burrell, for your kind introduction. I too acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we gather, and their Elders past and present. I am honoured as...

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Commemoration service for Operation RIMAU /

Representatives from the Australian Commando Association both nationally and here in Queensland; veterans; ladies and gentlemen. Good morning, and thank you for inviting me to...

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Presentation of the Pierre de Coubertin Awards /

Olympian and Acting President, Queensland Olympic Council, Mr Paul Gonzalez; Australian Olympians past and present; 2018 award recipients; ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls....

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Official opening of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair /

Thank you for another warm Far North Queensland welcome, and may I extend the same to the many visitors who are joining us tonight, Kaye and I are once again delighted to be...

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Reception for the Queensland Police Commissioned Officers’ Mess /

Commissioner of Queensland Police Service, Mr Ian Stewart and Mrs Carol Stewart; Commissioner of Queensland Corrective Services, Mr Peter Martin; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I...

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Presentation of the Order of St John /

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure – as Deputy-Prior of the Order of St John in Queensland – to once again welcome you to Government House. Kaye and I are delighted to...

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Reception for NAIDOC Week /

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts, the Honourable Leeanne Enoch MP; Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of...

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