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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Reception for Youth Members Attending the 2017 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament /

Kaye and I take great pleasure in hosting this annual reception for Members of the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament. We enthusiastically welcome you all to Fernberg tonight,...

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Reception in Honour of the Visit to Queensland of His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG /

It is a great pleasure to welcome all of our guests to Government House this evening. Kaye and I are particularly honoured to extend to His Royal Highness the Duke of York, the...

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RACQ Honorary Life Member and Past Presidents’ Dinner /

Thank you, Mr President, for your kind introduction. I too acknowledge Group CEO, Mr Gillespie, other senior representatives of this foundational Queensland institution, our...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony (F) for Residents of Queensland /

It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to Government House for today’s highly significant Investiture Ceremony. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands...

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The Lev Vlassenko Competition and Festival Grand Final Concert /

Ambassador Logvinov; Shadow Minister, Ian Walker MP, and Mrs Walker; Your Honour; Patron, Mr Callinan; other distinguished guests – of which there are so many; ladies and...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony (E) for Residents of Queensland /

It is my great pleasure, with Kaye, to welcome you all to Government House, and I extend a special welcome to the family, friends and colleagues of our awardees, and our official...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony (C) for Residents of Queensland /

It is with great pleasure and humility that Kaye and I welcome to Government House the members of the Queensland Police Service and the Australian Defence Force who are recognised...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony (D) for Residents of Queensland /

Kaye and I extend a very warm welcome to you all to Government House today for this important ceremony of recognition. We particularly welcome today our official guests, and our...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony (A) for Residents of Queensland /

Kaye and I extend a very warm welcome to today’s awardees, their family, friends and colleagues, and our official guests.   I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony (B) for Residents of Queensland /

Kaye and I welcome you all warmly to Government House today, including our official guests, and our recipients and their proud supporters.    I at once acknowledge the Traditional...

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