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 for outstanding Queensland contributors /

Brisbane City Councillor Matthew Bourke; Defence Force chiefs; Directors-General and Commissioners; representatives from our churches; members of the Diplomatic and Consular...

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Official visit to Burnett Heads State School /

Mayor Dempsey; Principal, Ms Kirsten Clements; Burnett Heads State School students, staff and supporters. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we...

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Official visit to Bundaberg State High School /

Mayor Dempsey; Principal, Ms Karen McCord; Bundaberg State High School students, staff and supporters. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we...

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Government House hosted community afternoon tea in Bundaberg /

Representing Mr Stephen Bennett, Member for Burnett, Mrs Fiona Bennett; Mayor Dempsey and councillors; ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, of the Bundaberg community. I at once...

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Coolangatta State School Centenary Celebration /

Thank you, Principal Mahony, for your kind introduction this afternoon, to Kaye and to me, and congratulations to Kyliah for the singing of the National Anthem, and to Zoe and...

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Chinese Club of Queensland Chinese New Year Celebration /

Thank you, President Chan, for your warm welcome this evening. I too acknowledge our special guests – Chief Justice Holmes; Minister Hinchliffe; Deputy Leader of the Opposition,...

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Graceville Bowls Club Centenary Celebration /

Thank you, Mr Dickson, for your kind introduction this afternoon. I too acknowledge our elected representatives; and leaders from bowls organisations at local, State and national...

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Reception for the commencement of Camerata's 2019 season /

Senior representatives from Camerata, and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to Government House this afternoon...

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Official opening of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Traeger Clinical Innovation and Learning Centre /

Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland Chairman, Mr Mark Gray; fellow RFDS representatives; members of the Bell family; ladies and gentlemen. It is my pleasure, as both the...

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Official visit to Eungella State School /

Member for Mirani, Mr Steve Andrew MP; Mayor Williamson; Major General Smith; Principal, Ms Judy Vidulich; Eungella State School students, staff and supporters. I at once...

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