How Her Excellency focussed her efforts in 2022
The Governor has chosen to focus on areas of widespread interest and concern to Queenslanders everywhere during her term, guided by her work as a Patron of various organisations and by her interactions with the community.
Spot the chick!
It’s breeding season at Government House in Brisbane, with almost every nesting box, log hollow and native shrub full of the chirping of little beaks. Can you spot the newborn chicks amongst the Fernberg bushland?
Popular Christmas Lights return to Government House
The landmark historic house and gardens of the Fernberg Estate will be once again lit up in a magical light show that has become a must-see for Brisbane families at Christmas time. The free display will run nightly between 7.00pm - 8.00pm on December 9 to 15, 2022.
Her Excellency grants Assent to three Bills
Her Excellency today received the Clerk of Parliament, Mr Neil Laurie, and granted Royal Assent to the Integrity and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022, the Public Sector Bill 2022 and the Animal Care and Protection Amendment Bill 2022.
Humble hero praised by Governor, and a grateful community
Craig O’Brien's heroic actions earned him a Bravery Medal, presented in person by Her Excellency at a recent Investiture Ceremony. The public response to his quiet acceptance of the award speaks volumes.
Governor receives Condolence Motion from the Legislative Assembly
Her Excellency was this morning presented with the Address of the Condolence Motion brought forward by members of the Legislative Assembly on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the book of condolences from the Parliament of Queensland.
Royal Assent granted to Appropriation Bills
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 two Appropriation Bills, to which she granted Royal Assent.
Australian Sports Medal Presentations
Her Excellency will present Australian Sports Medals to Queensland Team Members who represented Australia at the Special Olympics World Games 2019 and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games across three ceremonies on 23 and 24 November 2022, to be livestreamed here.
Her Excellency Grants Royal Assent
The Governor today granted Royal Assent to the Building Units and Group Titles and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022, Coal Mining Safety and Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022, and the Betting Tax and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022.