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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Anzac Day Parade to Commemorate the 104th Anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) /

My Fellow Queenslanders, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of these lands and express respect for their elders, past, present and emerging. It was 103 years ago, in 1916,...

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ANZAC Day Students’ Commemoration Ceremony /

Today, we gather as proud Australians to mark the anniversary of a battle that has become not just a piece of military history but a brutal event that let the world know we...

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Nurses Memorial Candlelight Vigil /

As we gather around this bronze depiction of a nurse treating an injured soldier it isn’t too hard, on the eve of ANZAC Day, to imagine the soothing touch and calming influence...

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Tennis Australia Fed Cup Official Dinner 2019 /

  Councillor Krista Adams, representing the Lord Mayor of Brisbane; Member for Stretton; Federal Member for Ryan; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. As Governor, it gives...

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Reception for the Presentation of the Queen's Guide and Adult Awards /

As proud patron of Girl Guides Queensland it is my pleasure to welcome you to Government House. I acknowledge Member for Jordan, Mrs Charis Mullen MP, members of the Queensland...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System: Investiture Ceremony E /

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the lands on which we gather, the Turrbul and Jagera people, and pay respect to their...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System: Investiture Ceremony C /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. It is with great pleasure that Kaye and I warmly welcome you to your Government House for today’s Investiture...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System: Investiture Ceremony D /

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. It is with tremendous pleasure that Kaye and I welcome you all to Government House this morning, as family and friends come together to...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System: Investiture Ceremony A /

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. Welcome to Government House. Kaye and I are absolutely delighted that you join us here on this very special day in your lives. I begin by...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System: Investiture Ceremony B /

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. I welcome you to the Investiture Room of Government House, as we honour the recipients of today’s awards.    Kaye and I are delighted to have...

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