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 Longreach State School /

Mayor Warren; Longreach State School Principal, Mrs Vicki Rayner; students, staff and supporters. Good morning. Thank you for such a warm welcome to your historic regional school,...

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Longreach luncheon for drought assistance stakeholders /

Mayor Warren; Queensland Drought Commissioner, Mr Vaughan Johnson; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for taking the time to attend this luncheon today. I have the utmost admiration...

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Reception for the Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Brigade awards presentation /

Boys’ Brigade Queensland President, Mr Dave Allen; Girls’ Brigade Queensland State Commissioner, Mrs Heather Richards; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and...

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Official visit to the Longreach Scout Group /

Mayor Warren; Scouts Queensland Group Leader, Mr John Palmer; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. It is wonderful to return to Longreach, a community which truly holds a special...

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Official opening of 'Project Poppy 100' /

Thank you, Commander Baston, for your warm welcome this morning. I too acknowledge our distinguished guests joining us today. Kaye and I are very proud to be part of this...

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Reception for the Local Government Association of Queensland annual conference /

Representatives from the Local Government Association of Queensland; Mayors, CEOs and community leaders from across the State; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I warmly welcome you...

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Morning tea for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church 100th anniversary /

The Very Reverend Peter Brannelly; representatives from the Jubilee Parish Community; ladies and gentlemen. We are very proud to host this gathering on the occasion of the 100th...

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Queensland Library Foundation end of year function /

Thank you, Ms Brodie, for your kind introduction tonight. I too acknowledge our special guests, and the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we gather. Kaye and I are...

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Reception for the Union for International Cancer Control /

Representatives from the Union for International Cancer Control and Queensland councils and universities; ladies and gentlemen. Good afternoon, Kaye and I are delighted to welcome...

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Reception for the 2019 Queensland Music Festival /

The 25th Governor-General of Australia, and the 24th Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO; the Honourable Justice Anthe Philippides; representatives...

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