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Friday 17 April 2020
His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, has today released a special video message (see link) acknowledging the efforts of local show societies and communities, who would normally be preparing for show season.
The Governor and Mrs Kaye de Jersey were to attend and officially open the 150th Annual Dalby Show and the 111th Annual Nanango Show this week (17 and 18 April 2020, respectively), and the 107th Charleville and District Show and Brookfield Show in May.
All Shows, and many others across Queensland, have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
The Governor’s official program has been rearranged to ensure he fulfils his central constitutional duties, ensuring the continuity of government.
While disappointed at not being able to personally attend these important events, His Excellency has also continued his community outreach while working from home, including recording messages recognising a wide range of upcoming significant events and milestones important to all Queenslanders.