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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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 to thank 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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Private Investiture Ceremony for Mrs Irene Edwards OAM /

Brisbane City Councillor, Ryan Murphy; ladies and gentleman. As Governor of Queensland, I gladly and proudly present to you today, Mrs Irene Edwards, one of the highest honours an...

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Official opening of the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show /

Sunshine Coast Council Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer, and fellow Councillors; Federal Member for Fairfax, Mr Ted O’Brien MP; President of the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show, Councillor...

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Farewell to the Diamantina, Lady Bowen, portrait /

I thank you all kindly for lending the beautiful Diamantina to Government House and to the people of Queensland, almost fifteen hundred of whom met Lady Bowen on Open Day last...

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Official opening of 'The Verlie Just Collection' /

Chief Justice of Queensland Catherine Holmes; Honourable Justices; The Honourable George Fryberg QC; Ms Jeraldene Just; exhibition curator Mr Michael Phillips; distinguished...

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Reception in honour of the official birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II /

Minister Farmer, representing our Premier; former Governors of Queensland; Mr James Lister MP, representing the Leader of the Opposition; Your Honours; Commander McConnell; Church...

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Presentation of uniforms to members of the Down Syndrome Swimming Australia team /

Chair of Down Syndrome Swimming Australia, Ms Amanda Kerby; Members of the Board; members of the team; special guests; ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, It is wonderful to...

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