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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Presentation of the Governor's Cup at the HMAS Moreton opening of the Commander Lachlan King Memorial Garden /

Representing the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Angela Owen; fellow Councillor Steven Toomey; senior representatives from our Defence Forces and the Queensland Police Service;...

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Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony /

Premier; Members of Parliament; Mayor and Councillors; Service Chiefs; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Thank you all most sincerely for your warm welcome to Townsville on...

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Townsville City Council Citizenship Ceremony /

Premier; Members of Parliament; Mayor and Councillors; Service Chiefs; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which...

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Official launch of 'St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane and the ANZAC Legend' /

Mr Dean; Archbishop Aspinall, Dr Aspinall, and other church representatives including Moderator the Reverend Dr David Baker; Colonel Gunder, representing the Chief of Army,...

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Official opening of the Cairns Performing Arts Centre /

Mayor Bob Manning and Mrs Claire Manning; Deputy Prime Minister and Mrs McCormack; the Honourable Leeanne Enoch, representing the Premier of Queensland; elected representatives of...

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Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation 2019 Research Grant Awards /

Thank you, Mrs Murphy, for your kind introduction this afternoon. I welcome our special guests, and our many foundation supporters. It is my privilege to join you today in...

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Ithaca Creek State School Year 6 Farewell Evening /

Principal, Mrs Eunice Webb; students, staff and supporters of Ithaca Creek State School. Thank you for the invitation to join you once again for this star-filled occasion. It is...

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Government House Official Christmas Reception /

Members of the Executive Council; the 22nd Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Leneen Forde; elected representatives; Your Honours; senior members of the Australian Defence...

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Morning tea for the Autism Queensland Creative Futures Recognition Awards presentation /

Member for Stretton, Mr Duncan Pegg MP; representatives from Autism Queensland; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to host you all for morning tea today, in...

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Lyceum Club Christmas morning tea /

Speech by Mrs Kaye de Jersey Thank you, Dr Prior, for your kind introduction this morning, it is a pleasure to join you all today as we gather to celebrate, not only the festive...

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