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

Representing the Premier, Ms Charis Mullen MP; Representing the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Christian Rowan MP; Distinguished Guests, ladies and gentlemen, I begin at once by...

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

Representing the Premier of Queensland, Ms Melissa McMahon MP; Representing the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Jonathon Krause MP; Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. Kaye...

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

Representing the Premier, Mr Jessica Pugh MP; Representing the Leaders of the Opposition, Mr Stephen Bennett MP; Senior Defence Force representatives, Distinguished guests, ladies...

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Morning Tea with members of the Embroiderers' Guild, Queensland /

Secretary of the Embroiderers Guild of Queensland, Mrs Denise Collins; Embroiderers; Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure for Kaye and me to welcome you to Government House this...

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Formal Dinner in honour of the 20th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force's Combat Support Group /

Commander Combat Support Group, Royal Australian Airforce, Air Commodore Ken Robinson CSC; Distinguished Australian Defence Force Personnel; ladies and gentlemen, I thank Flight...

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Official Dinner to Celebrate the 90th Birthday of the Royal Flying Doctor Service /

Senator Barry O’Sullivan; Member for Traegar, Mr Robbie Katter MP; Mr Mayor and Councillors; ladies and gentlemen, I thank Mr Hombre Major, Elder of the Mitakoodi peoples, for his...

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Afternoon Tea in honour of the visit by The Governor and Mrs de Jersey to Cloncurry /

Mr Mayor, Councillor Greg Campbell, and Councillors; Queensland Country Women’s Association Cloncurry Branch President, Ms Sarah Harvey; Ladies and Gentlemen, I begin by...

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Reception to Celebrate the Centenary of the Australian Music Examinations Board /

Directors of the Australian Music Examination Board – more familiarly known to all of us as the AMEB; Distinguished State Government Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a...

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Morning Tea for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland - "65 Roses" Month of May /

Directors of the Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Board; Distinguished Guests, Supporters, ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure for Kaye and me to welcome you all to Government House...

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Afternoon Reception in support of White Ribbon Australia /

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, the Honourable Dianne Farmer MP; Mr David Stewart, Director-General of the...

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