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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Reception Hosted by the Consul-General of Japan in Queensland in Honour of the Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan /

Chief Justice; Your Honours; parliamentarians and councillors; Members of the Consular Corps; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honour and pleasure...

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Reception for Spinal Life Australia in support of International Day of People with Disability /

Kaye and are delighted, as we are every year, to welcome the sponsors, partners, supporters, researchers, board members and staff of Spinal Life Australia to Government House to...

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Morning Tea for Autism Queensland’s Annual Creative Futures Recognition Award Ceremony /

The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe MP; Mr Duncan Pegg MP; senior representatives of Autism Queensland, including Chairman, Mr Barry Dennien; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Queensland Library Foundation Reception for Major Donors /

Your Honour; our Foundation President, Mr Max Walters, and Councillors; Chairperson of the Library Board of Queensland, Professor Andrew Griffiths, and Board Directors; State...

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Reception and Presentation of Australian Institute of International Affairs (Queensland) Awards /

Members of the Queensland Consular Corps; Australian Institute of International Affairs, Queensland, President, Mr Geoffrey Ewing; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye...

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Reception for Delegations Attending the Fourth Meeting of the Australia-Indonesia Ministerial Council on Law and Security /

I extend the warmest of Queensland welcomes to our very distinguished guests this evening, including Senator the Honourable George Brandis, Attorney-General of the Commonwealth,...

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Afternoon Tea for Presentation for the 2017 Winston Churchill Fellowship Awards /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to Government House for this celebration of the Winston Churchill Fellowship Awards. We...

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Reception for Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade for the Presentation of the Queen’s Badges and Queen’s Awards /

Kaye and I are always delighted to welcome the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade to Government House, and we extend a particularly warm welcome to this year’s recipients of the Queen’s...

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St Paul’s School Army Cadet Unit Annual Marching Out Parade /

Chairman of the School Council, Mrs Heather Walker; Headmaster, Dr Paul Browning; Teachers; Students; Cadets, I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land upon which we are...

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Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Investment Roundtable /

Mr Vikram Nair, Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs; the Honourable Rob Borbidge AO, former Premier of Queensland and Chair, Study...

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