Governor Young sworn-in as 27th Governor
Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM was sworn in as Queensland’s 27th Governor in a ceremony held at Parliament House today.
Governor Young was sworn in by Chief Justice Catherine Holmes at the ceremony attended by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Cabinet Ministers, former Governors, judges and wider community representatives.
In a speech following her swearing-in, Governor Young pledged to travel widely throughout Queensland during her term, and to focus on literacy and supporting health and emergency services personnel:
“Apart from upholding my central constitutional responsibilities, I see my mission, as Governor, to serve, acknowledge and support Queenslanders wherever they may live, and to honour the pride we all have in being Queenslanders.
“I pledge, with my husband Graeme’s support, to be a Governor for all of Queensland, and to travel widely throughout the State, especially to Indigenous communities.
“My other priorities as Governor are to promote literacy, especially for Indigenous children and young girls, to encourage a healthy and active Queensland, and to visit every public hospital throughout my term.”
Governor Young also paid tribute to the “inspirational legacy” of the State’s 26th Governor, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC CVO and Mrs Kaye de Jersey.