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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Coolangatta State School Centenary Celebration /

Thank you, Principal Mahony, for your kind introduction this afternoon, to Kaye and to me, and congratulations to Kyliah for the singing of the National Anthem, and to Zoe and...

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Chinese Club of Queensland Chinese New Year Celebration /

Thank you, President Chan, for your warm welcome this evening. I too acknowledge our special guests – Chief Justice Holmes; Minister Hinchliffe; Deputy Leader of the Opposition,...

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Graceville Bowls Club Centenary Celebration /

Thank you, Mr Dickson, for your kind introduction this afternoon. I too acknowledge our elected representatives; and leaders from bowls organisations at local, State and national...

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Reception for the commencement of Camerata's 2019 season /

Senior representatives from Camerata, and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to Government House this afternoon...

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Official opening of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Traeger Clinical Innovation and Learning Centre /

Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland Chairman, Mr Mark Gray; fellow RFDS representatives; members of the Bell family; ladies and gentlemen. It is my pleasure, as both the...

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Official visit to Eungella State School /

Member for Mirani, Mr Steve Andrew MP; Mayor Williamson; Major General Smith; Principal, Ms Judy Vidulich; Eungella State School students, staff and supporters. I at once...

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Presentation of the Governor's Cup at the HMAS Moreton opening of the Commander Lachlan King Memorial Garden /

Representing the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Angela Owen; fellow Councillor Steven Toomey; senior representatives from our Defence Forces and the Queensland Police Service;...

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Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony /

Premier; Members of Parliament; Mayor and Councillors; Service Chiefs; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Thank you all most sincerely for your warm welcome to Townsville on...

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Townsville City Council Citizenship Ceremony /

Premier; Members of Parliament; Mayor and Councillors; Service Chiefs; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which...

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Official launch of 'St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane and the ANZAC Legend' /

Mr Dean; Archbishop Aspinall, Dr Aspinall, and other church representatives including Moderator the Reverend Dr David Baker; Colonel Gunder, representing the Chief of Army,...

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