The Governor’s Official Program is comprised of a wide range of constitutional and legal duties and ceremonial and community engagements. Each year, the Governor hosts thousands of visitors to Government House to take part in investiture and award ceremonies, Open Days, receptions and meetings, and travels widely throughout Queensland to support the activities of Patron groups. View a chronological record of the Governor’s daily program below.
On Tuesday, in the morning, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC CVO signed Messages for two Bills.
Following, at Government House, His Excellency hosted Investiture Ceremonies for the following recipients of Australian Honours and Awards announced in the March 2021 Bravery Announcement and 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Mr Gerard Bradley AO; Mr Richard Kent Bligh OAM; Mr Kenneth John Smith AO; Mr Soheil Abedian AM; Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Lawrence Anderson CSC; Senior Sergeant Sean Kennet Baxendell APM; Ms Jessica Isla Ballinger PSM; Mrs Vanessa A Fowler OAM; Mr David Matthew Eddison and Mr Ian Hoddinott; Ms Mieke Brandon AM; Mrs Ann Brett OAM; Mr Gregg Buyers PSM; and Mr James Peter Dale and Mr Anthony Lewis.
In the afternoon, at Government House, His Excellency and Mrs Kaye de Jersey hosted Investiture Ceremonies for the following recipients of Australian Honours and Awards announced in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Mrs Elizabeth Jane Mary Carrigan AM; Emeritus Professor David John Carter AM; Professor Sabina Margaret Knight AM; Detective Senior Sergeant Margaret Maureen Cassidy APM; Mr Gregory Thomas Chamberlin AM; Mrs Heather Christensen OAM; Mr Kenneth Gary Clark OAM; Emeritus Professor Deborah Joy Clayton AM; Mr Anthony John Cochrane AM; Mr Arthur Coghlan OAM; Mr Bradley Andrew Commens AFSM; Mr Everald Ernest Compton AO; and Mrs Judith Mary Connors OAM.