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 to Celebrate the 25th Year of the 4MBS Festival of Classics /

Member for Greenslopes Mr Joe Kelly MP; Chairman of the 4MBS Classic FM Board of Directors, Mr Matthew Farrell; Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to...

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Afternoon Reception for the presentation of the Wesley Medical Research Achievements Awards /

Chairman, Mr Peter Allen and fellow board members, Chief Executive Officer, Associate Professor John Allan, distinguished medical researchers and supporters, Ladies and...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System - Investiture Ceremony for Residents of North Queensland /

Member for Townsville, Mr Scott Stewart MP; Mayor of Townsville, Councillor Hill; official guests; award recipients and their wonderfully supportive family and friends, I begin by...

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Anzac Day Dawn Service /

My fellow Queenslanders We join this morning on land sacred to traditional owners and to those who have come after. We acknowledge Elders, and all those who will never grow old,...

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Anzac Day Parade to Commemorate the 103nd 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 and present. It was 102 years ago, in 1916, mid way...

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52nd Battalion AIF Memorial Dedication Service /

President of the Redlands RSL Sub-Branch, Mr Alan Harcourt; Distinguished representatives of service organisations; Ladies and gentlemen; Described as one of the “treasures” of...

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ANZAC Day Students’ Commemoration Ceremony /

Our Premier the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP; Representing the Opposition Leader, Mr Tim Nicholls MP; Distinguished representatives of the Australian Defence Force and...

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Warwick Community Reception /

Mr James Lister MP, Member for Southern Downs; Councillor Tracy Dobie, Mayor of Southern Downs Regional Council; His Grace the Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall; Distinguished...

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150th Anniversary of the Dedication of St Mark's Anglican Church, Warwick /

Member for Southern Downs, Mr James Lister MP; Archbishop of Brisbane, His Grace the Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall; Rector of Warwick and Archdeacon of Cunningham, Anglican...

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Official Opening of the Dalby Show /

The Honourable Mark Furner MP, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries; Ms Ann Leahy MP, Member for Warrego; Mayor of Western Downs Regional Council,...

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