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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Australian Commando Association Queensland 72nd Commemoration Service of Operation RIMAU /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. There are few to whom this country owes a greater debt than to those who fought in the Second World War. We who have not fought seek to...

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2017 Pierre de Coubertin Awards Presentation Presented by the Queensland Olympic Council /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, our proud 2017 Pierre de Coubertin Awardees. I also acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands around Brisbane, the Turrbal...

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The Victoria League Brisbane for Commonwealth Friendship Cocktail Reception to Celebrate the Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen /

I too acknowledge our 23rd Governor, Major General Arnison, and Mrs Arnison; Commissioner; members of the Consular Corps; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I thank...

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Morning Tea in Support of the Royal Ballet and Queensland Performing Arts Centre /

Ladies and gentlemen, Kaye and I are simply thrilled that so many members of the Royal Ballet and your magnificent supporters, could join us today. As the representative in...

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Afternoon Reception in Recognition of Hear and Say’s 25th Anniversary /

Ladies and gentlemen, Kaye and I are very pleased that you should be present with us here at Government House for this afternoon’s significant celebratory occasion. Kaye and I...

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NAIDOC Week Reception 2017 /

Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, the Honourable Mark Furner MP; our 24th Governor and 25th Governor-General, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce –...

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Official Opening of Brisbane State High School’s Create Arts Festival 2017 /

Councillor Sri; Executive Principal, Mr Haynes; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; all members of the upliftingly vibrant Brisbane State High School community. It...

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Reception for Members of the Australian Association of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta /

National president, Dr Ian Marshall; 25th Governor of Victoria, Sir James Gobbo and Lady Gobbo to whom we afford an especial gubernatorial welcome today; Queensland Branch Chair...

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Garden Party in Support of Those Who Assisted Communities During and in the Aftermath of Cyclone Debbie /

Acting Premier; Commissioners and other senior members of our public service; community sector leaders; distinguished members of our service and volunteer organisations; ladies...

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Official Opening of the 110th Lowood Show /

The Honourable Shayne Newmann MP; Mr James Madden MP; our Mayor, Councillor Graeme Lehmann; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I acknowledge the...

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