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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Opening of the ADC Australian Leadership Retreat 2019 /

Ambassadors, High Commissioner, Federal Minister for Government Services and the National Disability Insurance Scheme Stuart Robert, International and Australian Davos members,...

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Reception in support of World MS Day /

Chair and Board members of MS Queensland, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted you could join us to mark World MS Day here at Fernberg, your...

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Vietnamese Alumni Lunch /

Deputy Head of Mission, Justin Baguley, distinguished guests, Queensland alumni. Kaye and I are delighted to have the opportunity of meeting you during this, my first official...

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Reception hosted by Australian Ambassador to Vietnam /

Ambassador, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It has been my great honour to visit Vietnam this week and gain insights into Australia’s relationship with this...

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Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Griffith University and University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is my great pleasure to be here today to observe the signing of this memorandum of understanding between the University of Medicine...

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Queensland Council of Social Service 60 years of service Reception /

Chair of the Queensland Council of Social Service Mr Matt Gardner, CEO, Mr Mark Henley, Directors-General, Commissioners, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once...

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Afternoon tea for National Palliative Care week /

Elected representatives, President of Palliative Care Queensland, Mr John Haberecht, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I warmly welcome you to Government House...

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Townsville Community Reception /

Mayor, Councillor Jenny Hill, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Les Walker, Chair Queensland Reconstruction Authority Major General Richard Wilson AO (Retd), Ladies and gentlemen, friends,...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System North Queensland Investiture Ceremony, Townsville /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the lands on which we gather, and pay respect to their Elders past...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony I /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.  It is with great pleasure that Kaye and I warmly welcome you to your Government House for today’s Investiture Ceremony. I at once...

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