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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Reception to Thank Major Supporters of the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute /

Our Council Chair, Dr Doug McTaggart and Mrs Pam McTaggart; all Council Members including Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeanette Young; Director and Chief Executive Officer, Professor...

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Civic Reception Hosted by Cook Shire Council /

Thank you, Mayor Scott, for your kind introduction, and the characteristically warm hospitality Council has afforded to Kaye and me on our first visit to your nationally...

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Official Opening of ‘History Alive: A Journey Through Time’ Queensland Living History Federation /

Ms Joan Pease MP, representing our Premier; Councillor Ryan Murphy, representing our Lord Mayor; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to join you for...

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Official Visit to St George State High School and Official Opening of the Health and Wellbeing Centre /

Thank you, Mister Scriven, for your kind introduction. I too acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands around St George. And may I say, Principal Watson, how pleased I...

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Official Opening of the 46th State Conference of the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (Queensland) /

Thank you, Madam President, for your kind introduction. We are fortunate today to have in attendance many representatives drawn from our State and Federal Parliaments; our Mayor,...

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St George Community Afternoon Tea Hosted by Balonne Shire Council /

Thank you, Mayor Marsh, for your kind introduction, and to Council for your typically warm hospitality this afternoon. I too acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of these lands,...

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Queensland Community Foundation 2017 Philanthropy Week Launch and Grants Presentation /

Minister Grace; our 22nd Governor of Queensland, Ms Leneen Forde; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you here this evening for...

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Luncheon to celebrate 100 years since King George V Established The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. As the personal representative of Her Majesty The Queen in this State, I am delighted to join you today, one hundred years and two days...

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World MS Day Reception /

Minister O’Rourke; Mr John-Paul Langbroek MP and Ms Nikki Boyd MP; Mrs Janet Pisasale; MS Chair Mr Roger Burrell; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are...

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The Naval Association of Australia, Queensland Section Official Unveiling of the Navy Memorial /

Ms Jennifer Howard MP, representing our Premier; Vice-Admiral Barrett; Commander McConnell; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honour for Kaye and me...

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