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 opening of the World Polio Day symposium /

Thank you, Mr Powell, for your kind introduction this morning. I too acknowledge the special guests joining us for today’s symposium, and offer a warm welcome to those watching...

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Memorial service for the late Mr Michael Collins Persse MVO OAM /

Speech by His Excellency on behalf of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Like you gathered here today, I was deeply saddened when I learned that the Flights of Angels had, at...

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Official opening of the Queensland Country Women's Association State conference /

Speech by Mrs Kaye de Jersey Thank you, Mrs Coulson, for your kind introduction, and thank you to everyone who played their part in this morning’s welcome. I am proud to join you...

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Morning tea for the 2019 National Youth Science Forum /

Representatives from the National Youth Science Forum; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Good morning, and welcome to Government House. Kaye and I are delighted you could join...

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Official opening of the Bankfoot House Sesquicentenary Celebrations /

Thank you, Mr Connell, for your warm welcome to the beautiful Glass House Mountains this morning, and thank you to Mr Brent Miller for the Welcome to Country. I too acknowledge...

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Petrie Terrace State School 150th Anniversary Celebration /

Councillor Matic; Principal Hackshall; students, staff and supporters of Petrie Terrace State School. Thank you for the warm welcome you have extended to me this afternoon on an...

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Guide Dogs Queensland graduation ceremony /

Ladies and gentlemen, I too would like to acknowledge today’s special guests – our State Members, representatives from Guide Dogs Queensland, and of course, our guide dog...

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Afternoon tea for the Premier of Queensland's Export Awards and Trade & Investment Queensland commissioners /

Representatives from Trade and Investment Queensland and the Export Council of Australia; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to Fernberg – to your...

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Reception for the Australian Institute of International Affairs Queensland awards and scholarships /

Current members of the Australian Institute of International Affairs Queensland Branch Council; Past President; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all...

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Morning tea for the Foundation for Australia's Most Endangered Species 25th anniversary /

FAME CEO and board members; ladies and gentlemen. It is wonderful for Kaye and me to welcome you all to Government House this morning, as we mark a very important milestone in the...

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