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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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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Breakfast to Support Vice-Regal Patronages with Ties to the United Kingdom /

Ladies and gentlemen, Kaye and I are delighted you could join us for this morning’s significant occasion. We are immensely proud to be Patrons of some 160 Queensland...

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Leanne Benjamin AM OBE Recital in Honour of Her 2019 Queensland Agent-General Award /

Kaye and I are always delighted to return to the majestic Exhibition Hall of Australia House, and especially so tonight our having experienced this lustrous recital. A true gem...

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Roundtable Lunch Hosted by His Excellency Mr Matthew Neuhaus, Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands on the Theme of ‘Developments in Renewable Energy’ /

Thank you, Ambassador, for your kind introduction, and for hosting this high level roundtable. It is a great honour, as the representative of Queensland’s Head of State, Her...

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