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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Official visit to Pimpama State School /

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Donna Gates; Principal Mr Marx; students, staff and supporters of Pimpama State School. I at once acknowledge the Yugambeh People as the Traditional...

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Government House hosted community reception on the Gold Coast /

Members of Parliament; Deputy Mayor, Councillor Donna Gates; ladies and gentlemen of the beautiful Gold Coast. Thank you for the warm welcome you have extended to Kaye and me this...

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Reception for the Defence Reserves Support Council Queensland, for the conferral of the Prince of Wales and Tasman Scheme Awards /

Defence Reserves Support Council Queensland Chair, Ms Jennifer Robertson; representatives from our Defence Forces and Emergency Services; ladies and gentlemen. Over the past five...

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Luncheon for Vice-Regal Humanitarian and Youth Patronage Organisations /

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished as you all are, Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to Government House for today’s luncheon, acknowledging just some of the more than 160...

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Official visit to Kirwan State High School /

Deputy Mayor Walker; Major General Smith; Executive Principal, Ms Wenta; Kirwan State High School students, staff and supporters. I too acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of...

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Reception in support of Foodbank Queensland /

Minister the Honourable Di Farmer MP; Leader of the Opposition, Mrs Deb Frecklington MP, and Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Mr Tim Mander MP; Foodbank Queensland Chair, Mr Bob...

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Rainworth State School Leadership Induction Ceremony /

Principal, Ms Richenda Wagener; Rainworth State School students, staff and supporters. Thank you all most sincerely for your warm welcome this morning, and students, thank you for...

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Afternoon tea and tour for the 2019 Ship for World Youth /

Consul-General Tanaka; senior representatives from the Ship for World Youth; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to host you all here at Government House. I begin this...

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Ship for World Youth 2019 Official Welcome Reception /

Minister Hinchliffe; Councillor Murphy; Consul-General Tanaka; senior representatives from the Ship for World Youth; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much for the warm welcome...

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National Servicemen's Association of Australia Queensland Remembrance Day Service /

Representing the Premier, Ms Jennifer Howard; representing the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Stephen Bennett; representing the Lord Mayor, Councillor Kate Richards; Commander...

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