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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ALIA Australian Library Design Awards /

Thank you, Ms Schmidt, for your kind introduction this afternoon. And ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the warm welcome you have extended to Kaye and me. Today’s awards are...

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Queensland Irish Association St Patrick’s Eve Dinner /

Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade; representing the Ambassador of Ireland to Australia, Ms Sexton-Morel; representing the State Leader of the Opposition, Mr Mander MP;...

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Reception in support of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra /

Member for Moggill, Dr Christian Rowan; Queensland Symphony Orchestra Board Chair, Mr Chris Freeman; Board Directors; ladies and gentlemen – including many generous philanthropic...

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Public Safety Business Agency International Women’s Day event /

Minister Ryan; leaders of our public safety agencies; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to join you today to mark International Women’s Day, and to...

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Reception in support of International Women’s Day /

Ministers; former Governors; Judges; Members of the Legislative Assembly; Federal Member for Ryan; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the...

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Reception in support of Red Nose Australia /

Logan City Councillor Darren Power; senior representatives from Red Nose Australia; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to host you all on this autumn afternoon at...

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Official visit to Pimpama State School /

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Donna Gates; Principal Mr Marx; students, staff and supporters of Pimpama State School. I at once acknowledge the Yugambeh People as the Traditional...

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Government House hosted community reception on the Gold Coast /

Members of Parliament; Deputy Mayor, Councillor Donna Gates; ladies and gentlemen of the beautiful Gold Coast. Thank you for the warm welcome you have extended to Kaye and me this...

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Reception for the Defence Reserves Support Council Queensland, for the conferral of the Prince of Wales and Tasman Scheme Awards /

Defence Reserves Support Council Queensland Chair, Ms Jennifer Robertson; representatives from our Defence Forces and Emergency Services; ladies and gentlemen. Over the past five...

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Luncheon for Vice-Regal Humanitarian and Youth Patronage Organisations /

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished as you all are, Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to Government House for today’s luncheon, acknowledging just some of the more than 160...

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