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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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System - Investiture Ceremony (B) for Residents of Queensland /

It is my great pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to Government House to each of today’s awardees, and to their proud friends, families and colleagues. I at once acknowledge...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System - Investiture Ceremony (C) for Residents of Queensland /

Kaye and I extend the warmest of welcomes to this afternoon’s honours and awards recipients, to their proud families, friends and colleagues, and to our special guests.    I at...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System - Investiture Ceremony (A) for Residents of Queensland /

It is a great pleasure for Kaye and me to welcome a group of exceptional people to Government House today – the fine men and women who have received decorations and commendations...

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Reception for the Presentation of the 2017 Queen’s Guide and Adult Awards – Girl Guides Queensland /

State Commissioner, Mrs Velia Nicholls; State Executive Officer, Mr Paul Nicholls; other distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, and our proud Guides, Leaders and their...

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Afternoon Tea in support of IDEAS Van Project /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to Government House this afternoon to celebrate the success of the Indigenous Diabetes Eyes...

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ANZAC Day Dawn Service of Remembrance /

Now, as dawn approaches, all around Australia and our good neighbour New Zealand, and at countless war cemeteries around the world, Aussies and Kiwis are gathering in most solemn,...

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Anzac Day Parade to Commemorate the 102nd Anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) /

My Fellow Queenslanders, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of these lands, the Turrbul and Jagera people, and express respect for their Elders, past and present. It was 101...

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Official Opening of the Anglican Church Grammar School Centenary Library /

Your Grace, Archbishop Aspinall; Chairman, Mr Dan O’Connor; our Principal, Dr Alan Campbell; guests, distinguished as are you all. I am delighted to be back at my old school on...

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Reception for Delegates to the Order of Australia Association’s 21st Annual Conference /

25th Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Penelope Wensley AC and Mr Stuart McCosker; The Order of Australia Association National President, Mr Phillip Flood AO; National...

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Reception to Celebrate the 91st Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen /

Minister Lynham representing our Premier – I have spoken with the Premier today, she sends her apologies for not being here for this special occasion as she is hosting a reception...

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