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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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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Presentation of the Queen’s Guide and Adult Good Service Awards /

Speech by Mrs Kaye de Jersey As Patron of Girl Guides Queensland it is my pleasure and honour to welcome you to Government House for this evening’s ceremony. I acknowledge members...

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Australian Citizenship Ceremony /

Representing the Premier of Queensland, Ms Jessica Pugh MP; representing the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator Amanda Stoker;...

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Afternoon tea for Commonwealth Games stakeholders /

Minister, Commissioner, ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure for Kaye and me to celebrate with you all today the successful and most memorable delivery of Queensland’s largest...

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Presentation of the Lady Bowen Trust Grants /

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport, the Honourable Mick de Brenni MP; Members of the Lady Bowen Board of Advice; Chief...

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