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

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, Kaye and I are truly delighted to welcome to Government House today this distinguished group of fellow Queenslanders, their proud families...

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

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, it was a wonderful privilege, as indeed it always is, to present my fellow Queenslanders with the honours they received at this very...

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

Kaye and I warmly welcome to Government House today our awardees, their proud and excited families and friends, and our special guests. I at once acknowledge the Traditional...

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Official opening of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron sailing season /

Thank you, Mr Somerville, for your warm welcome this morning. And thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for the wonderful hospitality you have once again extended to Kaye and me on...

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Official launch of Gold Coast Open House /

Thank you, Ms Pearce, for your warm welcome this morning. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we gather, and pay respect to their Elders past,...

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Reception for the International Air Cadet Exchange Association annual conference /

Representatives from the Australian and International Air Force Cadet programs; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to Government House this...

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Private Investiture Ceremony for Mr Ian Trevor McIvor OAM and Mrs Shirley Naina McIvor OAM /

Mayor Antonio, ladies and gentlemen. As Governor of Queensland, I am proud and privileged to present to you today, Mr Trevor McIvor and Mrs Shirley McIvor, one of the highest...

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Official launch of Brisbane Open House /

Thank you, Mr Middleton, for your warm welcome this morning. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we gather, the Turrbul and Jagera people, and...

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Official opening of 'Where Nature and Civilisation Meet' /

The Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Assistant Minister of State, Ms Jennifer Howard MP; Queensland State Chairman of KPMG, Mr Michael Hiller; Access Arts CEO, Ms Pat...

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Official opening of the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association conference /

The President of Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Ms Paula-Mae Weeks ORTT; Chief Justices – national and State; Your Honours – of whom I am pleased to see there are many...

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