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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Morning tea for the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute /

Representatives from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to Government House this morning. In some cases...

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Afternoon tea for the Winston Churchill Fellowship awards presentation /

Winston Churchill Fellowship National Chairman, Mr David Trebeck; Queensland Regional Committee Chairman, Dr Damien Thomson; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I...

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United Service Club Patron’s Dinner /

Thank you, Major de Carteret, for your kind introduction tonight, and a very warm to you, ladies and gentlemen. As a member of the United Service Club for nearly half a century –...

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Reception for the Suited to Success 10th anniversary /

Elected representatives; members and supporters of Suited to Success; ladies and gentlemen. It is wonderful to join you today, on behalf of the people of Queensland, to pay...

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Reception for the English Speaking Union Queensland awards presentation /

Justice Logan; Professor Sussex and fellow board members from the English Speaking Union; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to Government House for the...

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Reception for the Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company /

QPAC Chair, Professor Peter Coaldrake; fellow QPAC representatives; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Good afternoon and buon pomeriggio! Kaye and I are delighted to...

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Brisbane State High School Graduation Ceremony /

Executive Principal, Mr Wade Haynes; distinguished guests; students, staff and supporters of Brisbane State High School. It is a special privilege to be invited to speak to the...

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Reception for the Diabetes Queensland 50th anniversary /

Representatives from Diabetes Queensland; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Kaye and I take great pleasure in warmly welcoming you to Fernberg this afternoon, in this, the...

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Queensland Justices Association Centennial Celebration Dinner /

It is nostalgic for me, as Governor, to be speaking at this centenary celebration of the Association of which I was Patron from 2004 to 2014, and that included opening the State...

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Official unveiling of 'The Drovers' /

Mayor Warren; councillors; ladies and gentlemen. In Brisbane, on Ann Street, people are pausing in their morning commute to look around in puzzlement and ask themselves where...

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