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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Morning tea for members of the Ship’s Company of HMAS Brisbane /

Commander Wilson and members of the Ship’s Company of HMAS Brisbane. For a Governor of Queensland, offering HMAS Brisbane a warm welcome to our State has a certain irresistible...

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Official launch of The Salvation Army Brisbane Red Shield Appeal /

Minister representing the Premier and Minister for Trade, the Honourable Coralee O’Rourke MP; the 25th Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and 24th Governor of...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of the New Zealand Community /

High Commissioner, Heads of Churches and religious communities, Consul-General, ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I welcome you all most warmly to Government House – a welcome made...

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Luncheon for Vice-Regal Medical and Humanitarian Patronage Organisations /

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

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Government House hosted community lunch in Monto /

Mayor Chambers and Councillors; ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. Thank you for the warm welcome you have extended to me today, it is wonderful to visit the North Burnett...

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Monto combined schools assembly /

Mayor Chambers and Councillors; Principals; students, staff and supporters of the five schools represented here this afternoon. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of...

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Official opening of the Rotary District 9600 Annual Conference /

Thank you, District Governor Protheroe, for your warm welcome this morning. Ladies and gentlemen, one of the many joys of my Vice-Regal responsibilities is meeting people of all...

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Dinner in recognition of natural disaster supporters /

Good evening . . . Firstly, thank you to Tom, Sam, Jacob and Rory, the four wonderful performers from the Queensland Youth Orchestra, a world-class youth orchestra based here in...

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Official visit to Kelvin Grove State College /

Executive Principal, Mr Paulger; students, staff and supporters of Kelvin Grove State College. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather,...

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Government House hosted community morning tea in Moreton Bay /

Mayor Sutherland; other elected representatives; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for the warm welcome you have extended to Kaye and me today, it is wonderful to be back in Moreton...

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