Flagpole Unveiling and National Reconciliation Week
As part of National Reconciliation Week 2022, The Governor unveiled new flagpoles flying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags permanently alongside the Queensland and Australian flags.
The Governor visits the Southern Downs
The Vice-Regal couple conducted a three-day tour of the Southern Downs visiting Inglewood, Texas, Stanthorpe, and Warwick.
Governor Grants Royal Assent, May 2022
Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland, today received Mr Neil Laurie, Clerk of the Parliament, for the presentation of three Bills to which Royal Assent was granted.
Her Excellency will present more than 120 worthy Queenslanders with Australian Honours and Awards across seven investiture ceremonies to be held at Government House this week. The ceremonies will be live-streamed here.
Mother's Day Picnic Cancelled
We regret to advise that due to the forecast of heavy rainfall this coming weekend, we have made the decision to cancel the Mother’s Day Picnic at Government House planned for this Sunday 8 May.
Message from HRH The Prince of Wales
On the eve of ANZAC Day 2022, HRH The Prince of Wales has sent a message in recognition of the ANZAC spirit and in honour of the Australian and New Zealand Armed Forces.
Governor Signs Writ for Half Senate Election on 21 May 2022
The Governor today presided at a special meeting of Executive Council and signed the writ for a half Senate election to take place on 21 May 2022. The Queensland Governor’s main constitutional duty is to ensure Queensland enjoys stable government.
Governor grants Royal Assent - 8 April 2022
Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland, today received Mr Neil Laurie, Clerk of the Parliament, for the presentation of the two following Bills to which Royal Assent was granted: Small Business Commissioner Bill 2022 – a bill to enable the establishment of a Queensland Small Business Commissioner and supporting office. Public Health and Other Legislation (Extension of Expiring Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022 – a bill that extends current COVID-19 public health protection measures and legislation
Message of support from Her Majesty The Queen
I have been following the news of the recent floods in Queensland and New South Wales closely and have been saddened to hear of the loss of life and the scale of devastation. In the immediate response, Australians’ resolute spirit and community mindedness has once again shone through. My thanks go out to the emergency services and many volunteers who have tirelessly assisted those in need. My thoughts continue to be with those who have been impacted as the focus now turns to the long recovery phase ahead.