On Friday, in the morning, at the Shrine of Remembrance, Ann Street, Brisbane, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC and Mrs Kaye de Jersey attended and laid the first wreath at the 2016 Remembrance Day Ceremony.
Following, at Government House, the Governor received the Honourable Peter Wellington MP, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland; Mr Neil Laurie, Clerk of the Queensland Parliament; and Mr Michael Watkin, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Queensland Parliament, for the presentation of bills for Assent.
Following, at Government House: the Governor and Mrs Kaye de Jersey welcomed the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland, who presented to the Governor and Mrs de Jersey her proposed appointments to the Ministry; the Governor officiated at a formal ceremony for the swearing-in of 2 Ministers of the State and 1 member of the Executive Council of Queensland; the Governor presided at a special meeting of the Executive Council and then officiated at a formal ceremony for the appointment of two Assistant Ministers; and then, the Governor, with Mrs de Jersey, hosted a reception in honour of the Palaszczuk Ministry.
In the evening, at the Queensland Club, Air Commodore Mark Gower OAM, Official Secretary, attended the annual Queensland Club Remembrance Day Dinner and delivered the Remembrance Day address. At the Governor’s request, Air Commodore Gower’s speech may be read here.