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 for Residents of Far North Queensland /

Kaye and I are delighted, once again, to be in Cairns and, as always, have been made to feel exceptionally welcome. Thank you. I at once acknowledge our official guests here at...

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Official Visit to Cairns State High School /

Thank you, Principal Zilm, for your very kind introduction, and for organising today’s special assembly. I also thank our Captains, Master Morgan Lui and Miss Tess O’Donohue, for...

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Afternoon Tea for The Australian Council of Educational Leaders, Queensland Branch /

Australian Council for Educational Leaders Patron, Emeritus Professor Frank Crowther; Queensland President, Dr Deb Kember; Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Aasha Murthy; guests,...

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

Ann Leahy, Member for Warrego; Mayor Annie Liston; Deputy Commissioner Peter Martin; Assistant Commissioner Tony Wright; Deputy Commissioner Mark Roche; Acting Deputy Commissioner...

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Tennis Australia Davis Cup Official Dinner /

Thank you, Mr Willis, for your kind introduction. I too acknowledge the Honourable Jane Prentice MP; the Presidents of the Davis Cup Foundation, Tennis Australia and the US Tennis...

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Official Opening of the New Charleville Airport Terminal /

Thank you, Mr Cook, for your kind introduction. Mayor Liston, other Council representatives, members of the Charleville community and beyond!  I at once acknowledge the Bidjarra...

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Queensland Council of Garden Clubs Presidents’ Morning Tea /

Our President, Mr Prior; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to join you all again, in a year in which we commemorate a major milestone – the...

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Playgroup Queensland National Playgroup Week Event /

Member for Bulimba, Di Farmer; our Board Chair, Ms Gloria Sherlock, and CEO, Mr Stephen Alderman; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Kaye and I are...

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Alumni Networking Event /

It gives me great pleasure, with Kaye, to join you for tonight’s networking event, and I at once thank our High Commissioner for generously hosting us all. First and foremost,...

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Malaysia Australia Business Council Commonwealth Speaker Series VIP Luncheon /

It is a great pleasure to visit Malaysia for the first time as Governor of the State of Queensland.    And it is a privilege and a pleasure to address you today on a theme which...

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