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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2017 Anglican Schools Australia Annual Conference Eucharist Service and Welcome Reception /

Your Grace the Archbishop; Your Grace the Primate; members of the Clergy; distinguished guests including senior Anglican Schools Australia representatives led by their President;...

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Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network Ekka Week High Tea /

Deb Frecklington MP; Ros Bates MP; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to join you here today, in the magnificent heritage setting of the Ithaca Room,...

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Awards Ceremony for Winners of and Participants in the RNA School Scarecrow Competition /

RNA President, Justice Thomas, ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. I am delighted to join you all today to present awards to the winners of, and participants in, the 2017 RNA...

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Official unveiling of statue of St Magnus the Martyr /

Chairman, Mr O’Connor, and Council Members; Headmaster, Dr Campbell; other distinguished guests; young men of the Anglican Church Grammar School, including our 2017 School...

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Investiture Ceremony of the Fourth Chancellor of The University of the Sunshine Coast /

Mr Steve Dickson MP; Mr Mark McArdle MP: Mayors; former and current Chancellors; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen.  It is a great honour and pleasure for me to...

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Post-Performance Reception: Opening Night of Mozart Airborne /

Thank you Anne. Leader of the Opposition Tim Nicholls, Brisbane City Councillor Vicki Howard, Expressions Dance Company Chair Marian Gibney; senior representatives from our...

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Official Opening of the New Queensland Office of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand /

Vice-President; other senior representatives of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to join you on this important day for...

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Reception in Support of Queensland’s Arts and Cultural Community /

Distinguished guests – and there are so many of you with us tonight. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all here to Fernberg – including representatives of many organisations...

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Mission to Seafarers 90th Anniversary Luncheon /

Ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to be in Townsville, and to join you for today’s Mission to Seafarers 90th Anniversary Luncheon. We particularly acknowledge the...

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Australian Festival of Chamber Music Opening Night Reception and Concert /

Mr Scott Stewart MP; Councillors; AFCM Chair Ms Sandra Yates; Brigadier Field; all other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to be in Townsville...

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