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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Australia China Business Council (Queensland Branch) Chinese New Year Dinner 'Year of the Dog' /

President of the Australia China Business Council Queensland, Mr Stephen Abbott; Mayor of Logan City Council, Councillor Luke Smith; Consul-General of the People’s Republic of...

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Afternoon Reception in Recognition of Outstanding Queensland Contributors /

Commissioners; Directors-General; Diplomatic representatives; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen, I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the lands around...

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Tamborine District Cenotaph Dedication Ceremony and Commemoration Service /

Member for Scenic Rim Mr John Krause MP; Deputy Mayor Councillor O’Carroll; Australian Army Combat Training Centre Commander, Colonel John Simeoni CSC; Archdeacon of the Gold...

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Ithaca Creek Swimming Club Golden Anniversary /

Minister Jones; Councillor Matic; Chairman of the Ithaca Creek Swimming Club, James Knowles; Ladies and Gentlemen; boys and girls, It is my great pleasure to be here this evening,...

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Great Public Schools' Association of Queensland Centenary Music Showcase /

Host of the Centenary Music Showcase and Headmaster of Churchie, Dr Alan Campbell; Chairman of the Great Public Schools’ Association of Queensland, Mr Peter Fullager; Leaders of...

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Reception in Support of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation /

Dame Quentin; Minister Farmer; Suzy Wilson, Founder of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation; Ambassadors; Board members; Distinguished Guests and Students, I acknowledge, with...

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Chinese Club of Queensland Chinese New Year Dinner: 'Year of the Dog' /

President, Patron, our Premier, members of the Executive Council, Your Honour, Leader of the Opposition, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Consul General, many distinguished guests,...

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National Servicemen's Remembrance Day Ceremony /

Representing the Premier and Leader of the Opposition, Ms Jennifer Howard MP and Mr Stephen Bennett MP; Representing the Lord Mayor, Patron of the National Servicemen’s...

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The Opening of the First Session of the 56th Parliament /

I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land upon which we meet, and the lands of Queensland generally, and pay my respects to elders past and present.   Following...

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Oakleigh State School Assembly /

Principal, Ms Carstairs, Distinguished guests, Parents, Teachers, and Students, Thank you very much for welcoming me to Oakleigh State School. I’m told the name given to your...

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