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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2018 Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony /

Our Premier, Members of Parliament, our Mayor and Councillors, Service Chiefs, ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. It is with great respect that I extend greetings to the Bindal...

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United Service Club 125th Anniversary Dinner /

Our President, Major Paul Doyle; past and present members of the Committee; General Manager, Mr Sean Moroney; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I am tremendously...

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2017 Christmas Reception /

Chief Justice; Members of the Executive Council; former Governors of Queensland; parliamentarians; Your Honours; senior Defence representatives; religious leaders; members of the...

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Consular Corps of Queensland Christmas Dinner 2017 /

Minister Grace; Dean of the Consular Corps of Queensland, Mrs Hermosilla-Silva; all members of the Consular Corps; Commissioner; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen....

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Hear and Say Board Christmas Function and Launch of the Silver Anniversary History Book ‘Sounds of Hope’ /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to join you all today. May I firstly publicly congratulate Dr Dornan on being named Queensland’s Australian Senior of...

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Lyceum Club Christmas Morning Tea /

Thank you, Madam President, for your kind introduction. I was very pleased to accept the invitation to join you today, as your Patron, for this annual Lyceum Club Christmas...

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Reception Hosted by the Consul-General of Japan in Queensland in Honour of the Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan /

Chief Justice; Your Honours; parliamentarians and councillors; Members of the Consular Corps; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honour and pleasure...

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Reception for Spinal Life Australia in support of International Day of People with Disability /

Kaye and are delighted, as we are every year, to welcome the sponsors, partners, supporters, researchers, board members and staff of Spinal Life Australia to Government House to...

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Morning Tea for Autism Queensland’s Annual Creative Futures Recognition Award Ceremony /

The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe MP; Mr Duncan Pegg MP; senior representatives of Autism Queensland, including Chairman, Mr Barry Dennien; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Queensland Library Foundation Reception for Major Donors /

Your Honour; our Foundation President, Mr Max Walters, and Councillors; Chairperson of the Library Board of Queensland, Professor Andrew Griffiths, and Board Directors; State...

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