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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Official Opening of the 2017 Local Government Association of Queensland Annual Conference /

Thank you Mr President, Mayor Jamieson, for your kind introduction. Kaye and I are delighted to be in Gladstone to join you all for this important event in the Queensland local...

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QAGOMA Foundation Annual Dinner /

Our 24th Queensland Governor and 25th Governor-General, Dame Quentin Bryce and Mr Michael Bryce; our Foundation President, Mr Tim Fairfax; Members of the Queensland Art Gallery...

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Official Opening of the 2017 Australasian Military Medicine Association Conference /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands around Brisbane, and extend my respectful greetings to Elders, past and...

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Afternoon Tea for the National Youth Science Forum 2018 Queensland Cohort /

It is wonderful to see so many young people today, alongside Professor Byrne, and senior representatives from the National Youth Science Forum and Rotary. I welcome you all to...

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Reception On Board RSS Resolution Republic of Singapore Navy /

Thank you, High Commissioner, Colonel Chuan, for your introductory words this evening. Kaye and I are delighted to join you all tonight on board the RSS Resolution. I was very...

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Reception for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation /

Founder and President, Mr Perry Cross; Board Members and staff; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I welcome you all most warmly to Government House...

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2017 Scouts’ Awards Presentation /

Our Queensland President, Mr Gavin Brady, and Chief Commissioner, Mr Daryl Scott; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; boys and girls. Kaye and I are tremendously...

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Official Unveiling of the Statue of the Red Deer Stag Norman, and Commemorative Plaque /

Mayor, Councillor Lehmann, and Mrs Lehmann; Councillors; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It’s a great pleasure to be in Toogoolawah, in the heart of the...

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Morning Tea in Support of the Queensland Police Service /

Commissioner, other members of the Executive Leadership Team, men and women of the Queensland Police Service, Kaye and I welcome you all to Government House today.   This house,...

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Official Launch of 2017 Sunshine Coast Open House /

Mayor Jamieson and Mayor Wellington; Councillors; Vice-Chancellor; Mr Middleton; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. In this fiftieth anniversary year of the...

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