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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Reception for the Scouts Queensland awards presentation /

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Honourable Karen Andrews MP; Chief Commissioner, Mr Daryl Scott, and representatives from the Scout Association of Australia...

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Reception for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia /

Members of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Queensland Board; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to Government...

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Official launch of Sunshine Coast Open House /

Thank you, Mr Just, for your warm welcome to the beautiful Sunshine Coast this morning. May I acknowledge Vice-Chancellor Hill and Mayor Jamieson, and say how wonderful it is for...

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Reception for YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament /

Youth Governor of Queensland, Mr Drew Cutler; YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament representatives; ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Government House. Don’t take this unduly to heart,...

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Beenleigh Historical Village & Museum Heritage Day /

Thank you, Mr Kerkow, for your warm welcome this morning – punctuated by a gunshot volley – what a way to make an entrance! I too acknowledge our special guests; ladies and...

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Commemoration of the Centenary of the Roma Heroes’ Avenue /

Ladies and gentlemen, good morning, and thank you most sincerely for the warm welcome you have extended to Kaye and me on this important day in the history of Roma. I too...

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

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, it was once again my very great pleasure and privilege to present our fellow Queenslanders with the honours they received today. I...

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Presentation of The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards /

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations, The Honourable Grace Grace MP; representing the Lord Mayor, Councillor Peter Matic; representatives from The Duke of...

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

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, I am delighted to welcome you all to Government House for what is not only a very happy ceremony, but also, most certainly, a very important...

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

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, it is my pleasure, with Kaye, to welcome you to Government House, and I extend a special welcome to the family, friends and colleagues of our...

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