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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Australian Citizenship Ceremony /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to Government House for this very special Citizenship Ceremony: your...

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Official Opening of the Emotional Health Unit at the Mater Young Adult Health Centre /

Chairman of the Mater Group, Mr Terry Crawford; Chief Executive Officer of the Mater Group Dr Peter Steer, Chief Executive of Mater Health, Mr Sean Hubbard, distinguished guests,...

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Luncheon for Vice-Regal Defence, Ex-Service and Sport Patronage Organisations /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we gather, the Turrbul and Jagera people, and pay respect to their...

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Official Opening of Glenferna Historical Homestead /

Local Members, Mr Andrew Powell MP and Mr Andrew Wallace MP; Sunshine Coast Council Councillor Rick Baberowski, Maleny Cultural and Historial Society President, Mr Brian James,...

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Morning Tea to celebrate the Lyceum Club Brisbane’s Centenary and Book Launch /

Good morning President of the Lyceum Club, Dr Deborah Prior, Honorary Life Member, Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser and to my fellow ‘enquiring minds’, welcome to Fernberg. It is my honour...

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Launch of the Queensland Science Network /

President of the Royal Society of Queensland, Doctor Geoff Edwards, Queensland Chief Scientist, Professor Paul Bertsch, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I begin by...

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Reception in honour of the official birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II /

Minister of the State, the Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe, representing our Premier; Ministers of the State the Honourable Mick de Brenni and the Honourable Di Farmer; former 24th...

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Official Opening of the 30th Hungerford Field Day /

Good afternoon to the nine residents of Hungerford and their compatriots and I would like to acknowledge the official guests: Shadow Minister for Local Government and Member for...

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Royal Historical Society of Queensland Queensland Day Dinner /

I thank the Royal Historical Society of Queensland for this opportunity to present a few observations on the extensive regional travel that Kaye and I have undertaken in this...

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Official Opening of the 48th State Conference of the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (Queensland) /

Elected Representatives, Charters Towers Mayor Liz Schmidt; Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association Patron, Mrs Patricia Mitchell OAM, Federal President, Mrs Wendy Hick, and...

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