Governor receives Condolence Motion from the Legislative Assembly
On the morning of Friday 25 November 2022, Her Excellency received the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Mr Curtis Pitt MP, First Clerk Assistant (Committees), Ms Bernice Watson and Sergeant-at-Arms, Mr Michael Watkin for the presentation of the Address of the Condolence Motion brought forward by members of the Legislative Assembly of the Queensland Parliament on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Governor was also presented by the Speaker with a condolence book from the Parliamentary Annexe during the mourning period titled: Her Majesty the Queen 1926-2022 Condolences From the Parliament of Queensland. It will be forwarded to the Royal Family, care of Buckingham Palace, together with condolence books from the people of Queensland signed at Government House and Brisbane City Hall.
Condolence motions are moved as a mark of respect on the death of a Member or former Member of the Legislative Council; state dignitaries including Heads of State; soldiers who lose their lives in service and on the occasion of significant events involving the loss of Australian lives.
The Motion of Condolence (outlined below) moved for Queen Elizabeth II provided an opportunity for members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland Parliament to reflect on the life of our much loved and much respected Monarch, whose enduring bond with Queensland and the Australian people will long be remembered. It also provided an opportunity for Parliament to pass on their congratulations on the accession of our new Sovereign, King Charles III.
Motion of Condolence on the death of Her Majesty Elizabeth II and Congratulations on the Accession of King Charles II Tuesday, 11 October 2022
On 11 October 2022, the following address was put and agreed to by the Legislative Assembly:
That the following address be presented to Her Excellency the Governor for forwarding to His Majesty King Charles the Third—
“We, the members of the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament of Queensland, place on record our deep sadness on the death of Queen Elizabeth the Second.
"On behalf of the people of Queensland, we give thanks for The Late Queen Elizabeth the Second’s years of dedicated service and duty to Queensland and to the Commonwealth and express our deepest sympathy to Your Majesty and other members of the Royal Family on the loss they have sustained.
"We also extend our sincere congratulations to Your Majesty on your accession to the throne and express our wishes that your reign is a long and happy one and that it may be distinguished by peace, prosperity and general advancement within Queensland and the Commonwealth.”
The debate on the Address was then bound and was this morning presented to the Governor by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Mr Curtis Pitt MP.