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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Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Shortlist Announcement /

Chair of the Children’s Book Council of Australia National Board, Professor Margo Hillel; President of the Queensland Branch, Ms Trisha Buckley; Distinguished Authors, Ladies and...

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Semi-Finals of the Queensland Cup "Amazing Hubei" English Language Talent Competition /

Madam Chen Anli, Vice Governor for Hubei Provincial People’s Government, Distinguished Guests, Teachers, Students, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to join you in...

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Queensland Education Networking Lunch /

Madam Chen Anli, Vice Governor for Hubei Provincial People’s Government, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be in Hubei Province, in the...

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Lunch with Queensland Business Representatives /

It is a very great pleasure to join you today as part of my first official visit to China as Governor of Queensland. I hasten to add that this is not my first time in China.    I...

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2018 Queensland Overseas Foundation Award Ceremony /

Queensland Overseas Foundation Board of Governors, Award Winners, Ladies and Gentlemen, Since 2015, it has been my great privilege to attend these awards, with Kaye, to annually...

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Rededication of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Opening Stone /

Commodore of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Mr Mark Gallagher; Past Commodores; Members, including the Official Secretary at Government House, Air Commodore Mark Gower, and...

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Celebration of Thynne + Macartney's 125th Anniversary /

Your Honours, Judges of the Supreme Court and the Federal Court; Thynne + Macartney Chairman of Partners, Mr Peter Jolly; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a truly...

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Public Safety Portfolio International Women's Day Event /

Commissioners Katarina Carroll APM, Ian Stewart APM and Dr Peter Martin APM; Inspector General; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to join you for...

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Reception in Support of International Women's Day /

The Honourable Chief Justice Catherine Holmes; my illustrious predecessor, Queensland’s 22nd Governor and the first woman to hold Vice Regal office in Queensland, Ms Leneen Forde...

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Afternoon Reception for Volunteers and Supporters of the Pyjama Foundation /

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Pyjama Foundation, Mrs Bronwyn Sheehan; Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, As parents and grandparents, Kaye and I are...

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