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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Regional Government House: Weipa Community Reception /

Chair, Mr Michael Rowland, and fellow Weipa Town Authority representatives; Councillors from Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council; Royal Australian Air Force representatives; other...

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Regional Government House: Official visit to Georgetown State School /

Mayor Devlin; Councillors; Principal, Mr Daniel Smith; Georgetown State School students, staff and supporters. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which...

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Regional Government House: Official visit to Bwgcolman Community School /

Mayor Lacey Senior; Councillors; Principal, Mr Beresford Dominic; (Bwook-a-mun) Bwgcolman Community School students, staff and supporters. Thank you most sincerely for your Great...

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Regional Government House: Cairns Community Reception /

Mayor Manning; Councillors; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for the warm Far North Queensland welcome you have extended to Kaye and me this evening. It...

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Reception for the Queensland Consular Corps Directory launch /

Chief Justice; elected representatives; Consular Corps of Queensland members; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to Government House this evening....

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Reception for Ekka week /

Representing the Premier, Minister Furner; Leader of the Opposition, Mrs Frecklington; RNA Councillors and supporters; ladies and gentlemen. As Governor of Queensland and RNA...

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Royal Queensland Golf Club Heritage Day Luncheon /

Thank you, Mr Gahan, for your kind introduction, and also for the warm welcome you have once again extended to me on this important occasion. As Governor and Patron of the Royal...

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Parliament House Open Day and 150th birthday /

Mr Speaker, Leader of the Opposition, Clerk of the Parliament. Good morning. I must begin by saying that it is not often Kaye and I make such a unique and pronounced...

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Official opening of the Ekka /

Thank you, Justice Thomas, for your kind introduction. I am delighted to see so many Queenslanders here joining us today, older and younger, all smiling faces ushering in another...

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Presentation of the Ekka School Scarecrow Competition awards /

RNA President, Justice Thomas, ladies and gentlemen and, of course, our tremendously talented girls and boys! Kaye and I look forward to the Ekka each and every year, and we...

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