The Governor is invited to speak at a wide range of significant official, ceremonial and community events, including the Opening of Parliament, ANZAC Day ceremonies and events for Patron groups. A selection of these speeches is available below in a searchable database.

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Official Opening of the Cleveland Scout Hall /

State Member for Oodgeroo, Dr Mark Robinson MP; Federal Member for Bowman, Mr Andrew Laming MP; Mayor, Redland City Council, Cr Karen Williams; Acting Chief Commissioner, Mrs Jean...

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Reception to Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Guides Queensland /

Chief Commissioner, Girl Guides Australia, Mrs Rosemary Derwin; Chair of the Australian Board, Mrs Janet Torney; our State Commissioner in Queensland, Mrs Velia Nicholls, and CEO,...

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Morning Tea for the National Youth Science Forum /

National Youth Science Forum Board Chair, Mr Andrew Metcalfe and Board members; CEO, Dr Melanie Bragg; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls, boys and scientists. I at...

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Queensland Library Foundation End of Year Function /

Justice Bradley; Chairperson of the Library Board of Queensland, Professor Andrew Griffiths; Queensland Library Foundation Council President, Ms Helen Brodie; fellow Board...

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Reception for Queensland Theatre’s 50th Anniversary /

Our Chair, Ms Elizabeth Jameson and fellow Board members; Executive Director, Ms Amanda Jolly; Artistic Director, Mr Sam Strong; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at...

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Stanthorpe Community Reception /

Mayor Dobie; fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; and students. Kaye and I thank you for the friendly Stanthorpe welcome you have shown us on this – our...

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QAGOMA Foundation 40th Anniversary Dinner /

Dame Quentin Bryce; Your Honours; Foundation President, Mr Tim Fairfax and fellow Committee Members; Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees Chair, Mr Ian O’Connor and fellow...

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Morning Tea for Finalists in the 2019 Premier of Queensland Export Awards /

Directors-General, Mr Dave Stewart and Ms Rachel Hunter; Deputy Chair of TIQ, Professor Ian O’Connor and fellow Board Members; Ms Linda Apelt, our Agent-General in the United...

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Luncheon for European Union Heads of Mission /

Ambassadors, High Commissioners, as the personal representative of Queen Elizabeth the Second in the State of Queensland, I am greatly honoured, with Kaye, to welcome you to...

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Morning Tea for Arthritis Queensland to Mark World Arthritis Day /

Acting President, Dr Helen Benham; CEO, Ms Emma Thompson; staff, volunteers and supporters of Arthritis Queensland. Kaye and I are delighted you could join us this morning to mark...

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