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 Launch of Gold Coast Open House 2017 /

Member for Broadwater, Miss Verity Barton MP; Councillors; Co-Chairs of this wonderful Gold Coast Open House initiative, Mr Follent and Mr Ewart; other distinguished guests;...

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Official Dedication of the ‘Monument to All Seafarers’ /

Mayor Tate; Mayor Milne; President, Mr Hunt; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. From the ancient mariners of Australia, the Indigenous people who explored our coastal...

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The Far North Queensland Amateur Turf Club 2017 ‘Cairns Amateurs’ Annual Ball /

Mayor, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands around Cairns, expressing respect to Elders, past and...

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Official Opening of the 100th Wondai Show /

Members of our State and Federal Parliaments, Deb Frecklington, Jeff Seeney, Ken O’Dowd; our Mayor, Councillor Campbell, and Councillors; representatives of the Queensland Chamber...

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Scripture Union Queensland Presentation of Queensland Father of the Year Award 2017 /

Member for Cleveland, Dr Robinson MP; Chair of the Board, Ms Feldman; all other distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to join you today for Scripture...

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Official Visit to Port Curtis Road State School /

Thank you Principal Northey. I am delighted to visit Port Curtis Road State School today, and I am very glad that the Acting Mayor and Councillor Wickerson could also be here. I...

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Official Launch of Brisbane Open House 2017 /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to join you today to herald Brisbane Open House 2017. I at once acknowledge the traditional custodians of the...

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Community Leaders Luncheon Hosted by Isaac Regional Council /

Mayor Baker; Councillors; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to be here today as guests of the Isaac Regional Council. I at once...

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Official Visit to Clermont State High School /

Mayor Baker; Councillors; Acting Principal Mrs Dyer; Clermont State High School students, staff and supporters. It is a great honour to join you all, as we go about celebrating –...

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Clermont Community Leaders Afternoon Tea Hosted by Isaac Regional Council /

Mayor Baker; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around the region, and express respect to Elders past and...

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