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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Charters Towers Community Leaders Luncheon Hosted by Charters Towers Regional Council /

Thank you, Deputy Mayor, for your kind introduction, and for Council’s warm hospitality in hosting today’s luncheon. Ladies and gentlemen, Kaye and I are delighted to join you...

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Official Visit to Blackheath & Thornburgh College /

Principal Fairbairn; Deputy Mayor; students and staff of Blackheath & Thornburgh College. Thank you all for the wonderful welcome you have given Kaye and me to your school. I...

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Official Opening of the Mackay Beach Horse Races /

Thank you. Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Mackay, expressing respect to Elders past and present. What...

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Whitsunday Regional Council Community Event – Airlie Beach /

Thank you Deputy Mayor; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Kaye and I were delighted to receive the invitation from the Whitsunday Regional Council...

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Official Visit to Holy Spirit College Mackay /

Thank you, Principal Lyons. I too acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands around Mackay, and express respect to Elders, past and present. Members of the Holy Spirit...

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Official Opening of Lamberts Lookout /

Mrs Gilbert MP; Mayor Williamson; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to be with you today. I at once acknowledge the traditional custodians...

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Mackay Community Reception /

Ms Julieanne Gilbert MP, Member for Mackay; Mayor Williamson; Councillors; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are so thrilled that such a broad...

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Official Visit to Mackay City Central Scout Group /

Thank you Mackay City Central Scout Group, for welcoming me to your Den.                  As Chief Scout, I am delighted to see that our Scouting traditions are being followed so...

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2017 RNA Show ‘Ekka’ Week Reception /

Minister Bill Byrne, representing the Premier; Leader of the Opposition, Mr Tim Nicholls; Justice David Thomas, our RNA President; other distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Royal Queensland Golf Club Heritage Day Luncheon /

Thank you, Mr Gahan for your kind introduction. Mr President; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. This is the fourth year I have attended the Heritage Day Luncheon, and I...

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