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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Official visit to Morayfield State School /

Minister Ryan; Mayor Sutherland; Principal, Ms Loretta White; students, staff and supporters of Morayfield State School. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the...

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Official opening of the Naval Association of Australia, Queensland Section, State Conference /

Thank you, President Sandford, for your kind introduction this morning. Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to join you today for the opening of the 2019 conference of the...

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Queensland Overseas Foundation Award Ceremony /

Member for Bancroft, Mr Whiting; Director-General Curtis; members of the Queensland Overseas Foundation Board of Governors; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for your warm welcome...

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Reception in support of Voices of Birralee /

Councillors Matic and Toomey; Voices of Birralee Founder and Artistic Director, Ms Julie Christiansen; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Thank you for coming this afternoon –...

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ALIA Australian Library Design Awards /

Thank you, Ms Schmidt, for your kind introduction this afternoon. And ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the warm welcome you have extended to Kaye and me. Today’s awards are...

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Queensland Irish Association St Patrick’s Eve Dinner /

Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade; representing the Ambassador of Ireland to Australia, Ms Sexton-Morel; representing the State Leader of the Opposition, Mr Mander MP;...

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Reception in support of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra /

Member for Moggill, Dr Christian Rowan; Queensland Symphony Orchestra Board Chair, Mr Chris Freeman; Board Directors; ladies and gentlemen – including many generous philanthropic...

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Public Safety Business Agency International Women’s Day event /

Minister Ryan; leaders of our public safety agencies; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to join you today to mark International Women’s Day, and to...

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Reception in support of International Women’s Day /

Ministers; former Governors; Judges; Members of the Legislative Assembly; Federal Member for Ryan; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the...

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Reception in support of Red Nose Australia /

Logan City Councillor Darren Power; senior representatives from Red Nose Australia; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to host you all on this autumn afternoon at...

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