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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Afternoon Reception for Haemophilia Foundation Queensland /

Haemophilia Foundation President, Mr David Stephenson; Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP; Members of Parliament; Councillor...

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Duke of Edinburgh International Gold Award Presentation Ceremony /

His Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex; Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Assistant Minister of State, Ms Jennifer Howard MP; our extraordinary Duke of Edinburgh...

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Cairns GC2018 Commonwealth Games Reception /

Our hosts, the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, and Minister for the Commonwealth Games, the Honourable Kate Jones MP and the Mayor of Cairns Regional...

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Townsville GC2018 Commonwealth Games Reception /

Our hosts, the Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, The Honourable Jackie Trad MP and the Mayor of Townsville City...

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Reception in honour of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales /

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales; our Premier, the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk; Distinguished Guests, including former Governors of Queensland; Ladies and Gentlemen, I...

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Queen's Baton Relay Community Celebration /

The Honourable Peter Beattie AC, Chairman of GOLDOC; Distinguished Guests; Baton-Bearers; Ladies and Gentlemen; boys and girls, It gives me great pleasure to welcome the Queen’s...

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Reception to Celebrate Air Force Week 2018 /

Commander, Combat Support Group, Air Commodore Ken Robinson CSC; Judges; Assistant Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Assistant Minister of State, Ms Jennifer Howard,  Members of...

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Official Launch of the Red Shield Appeal in Queensland /

Minister representing the Premier and Minister for Trade, the Honourable Dianne Farmer MP; The Leader of the Opposition, Mrs Deb Frecklington MP; Salvation Army Queensland...

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Official Opening of the QPASTT Symposium /

President of the Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma, Professor Keithia Wilson; Vice-Chancellor of the Queensland University of Technology,...

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Afternoon Reception for the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club in the lead-up to the 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race /

Mayor of Gladstone Regional Council, Mr Matt Burnett; Commodore Scott Murphy and Members of the Executive of the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club; Ms Elsa Dalessio, representing...

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