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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Consul General of Japan Emperor’s birthday reception /

Acting Consul-General; Chief Justice; Ministers; elected representatives; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to join you all, once more, in...

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Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation Christmas celebration /

Foundation President, Mr Tim Fairfax; committee members; Queensland Art Gallery board members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to join you...

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Trade and Investment Queensland investor roundtable /

Ladies and gentlemen, good morning, and thank you most sincerely for welcoming me to Thailand so warmly. I am privileged to be the first Australian Governor to make an official...

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Official visit to Suan Dusit University /

Representatives from Suan Dusit University and TAFE Queensland; students, staff and supporters of this wonderful institution. Good afternoon, and thank you for welcoming Kaye and...

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Morning tea for the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute /

Representatives from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to Government House this morning. In some cases...

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Afternoon tea for the Winston Churchill Fellowship awards presentation /

Winston Churchill Fellowship National Chairman, Mr David Trebeck; Queensland Regional Committee Chairman, Dr Damien Thomson; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I...

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United Service Club Patron’s Dinner /

Thank you, Major de Carteret, for your kind introduction tonight, and a very warm to you, ladies and gentlemen. As a member of the United Service Club for nearly half a century –...

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Reception for the Suited to Success 10th anniversary /

Elected representatives; members and supporters of Suited to Success; ladies and gentlemen. It is wonderful to join you today, on behalf of the people of Queensland, to pay...

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Reception for the English Speaking Union Queensland awards presentation /

Justice Logan; Professor Sussex and fellow board members from the English Speaking Union; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to Government House for the...

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Reception for the Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company /

QPAC Chair, Professor Peter Coaldrake; fellow QPAC representatives; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Good afternoon and buon pomeriggio! Kaye and I are delighted to...

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