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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Chinese Club of Queensland Chinese New Year Dinner: 'Year of the Dog' /

President, Patron, our Premier, members of the Executive Council, Your Honour, Leader of the Opposition, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Consul General, many distinguished guests,...

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National Servicemen's Remembrance Day Ceremony /

Representing the Premier and Leader of the Opposition, Ms Jennifer Howard MP and Mr Stephen Bennett MP; Representing the Lord Mayor, Patron of the National Servicemen’s...

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The Opening of the First Session of the 56th Parliament /

I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land upon which we meet, and the lands of Queensland generally, and pay my respects to elders past and present.   Following...

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Oakleigh State School Assembly /

Principal, Ms Carstairs, Distinguished guests, Parents, Teachers, and Students, Thank you very much for welcoming me to Oakleigh State School. I’m told the name given to your...

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2018 Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony /

Our Premier, Members of Parliament, our Mayor and Councillors, Service Chiefs, ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. It is with great respect that I extend greetings to the Bindal...

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United Service Club 125th Anniversary Dinner /

Our President, Major Paul Doyle; past and present members of the Committee; General Manager, Mr Sean Moroney; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I am tremendously...

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2017 Christmas Reception /

Chief Justice; Members of the Executive Council; former Governors of Queensland; parliamentarians; Your Honours; senior Defence representatives; religious leaders; members of the...

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Consular Corps of Queensland Christmas Dinner 2017 /

Minister Grace; Dean of the Consular Corps of Queensland, Mrs Hermosilla-Silva; all members of the Consular Corps; Commissioner; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen....

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Hear and Say Board Christmas Function and Launch of the Silver Anniversary History Book ‘Sounds of Hope’ /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to join you all today. May I firstly publicly congratulate Dr Dornan on being named Queensland’s Australian Senior of...

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Lyceum Club Christmas Morning Tea /

Thank you, Madam President, for your kind introduction. I was very pleased to accept the invitation to join you today, as your Patron, for this annual Lyceum Club Christmas...

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