Speeches

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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Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Brisbane Chinese New Year Reception /

Speech delivered by the Honourable Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, Acting Governor of Queensland:  Minister Hinchliffe, representing the Premier; Leader of the Opposition; Lord...

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Garden Reception to Celebrate Christmas /

Ministers, including Minister Farmer representing the Premier, Mr Speaker, Judges, Heads of Churches, ladies and gentlemen, and our younger Queenslanders… Kaye and I welcome you...

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Ithaca Creek State School Year 6 Graduation and Farewell Evening /

Federal Member Trevor Evans, the Honourable Arch Bevis, Councillor Peter Matic, Mrs Webb, teachers, students, parents and friends – including no doubt some...

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Official Visit to Patrick Estate State School /

Thank you, Mr Marshall, for your kind introduction and welcome. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend respectful greetings to Elders. I am delighted...

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Morning Tea to Celebrate International Volunteer Day /

Kaye and I are delighted you could join us this morning to mark International Volunteer Day here at Government House. As Patron of Volunteering Queensland, and indeed other...

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Morning Tea for Autism Queensland’s Annual Creative Futures Recognition Awards Ceremony /

Member for Mount Ommaney, Ms Jessica Pugh; Autism Queensland Chairman, Mr Ian Langdon; CEO, Ms Pam Macrosson; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; boys and girls. It is a...

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Lyceum Club Brisbane Christmas Morning Tea /

President, Mrs Coleen Andrews and fellow committee members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Good morning. It is my great pleasure to attend this special Christmas...

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l Visit to Glenleighden School /

Thank you, Principal Morey, for your kind welcome, and for inviting me to visit your school. Thank you also to the Chair of Speech and Language Development Australia, Mr Peter...

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Official Visit to Shorncliffe State School Visit /

Thank you, Principal Rehm and student leaders, for your Acknowledgement of Country and welcome this morning. I, too, at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and...

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Reception for the Presentation of Australian Institute of International Affairs (Queensland) Awards /

President, and former member of the Executive Council of Queensland, the Honourable Paul Lucas, and all AIIA Queensland office-holders; Consul-General of Japan in Queensland,...

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