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.

Sort speeches

Search speeches

Government House Hosted Business Breakfast /

Member for Hill, Mr Shane Knuth; Member for Kennedy, Mr Bob Katter; Mayor Nolan and Mrs Nolan; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen.  I at once acknowledge the traditional...

Read speech

Commemoration of the Centenary of the El Arish Soldier’s Settlement and Refurbishment of the Cenotaph /

Member for Hill, Mr Shane Knuth; Member for Kennedy, Mr Bob Katter; Mayor Nolan and Mrs Nolan; Councillors; President of the El Arish Community Sports and Recreational...

Read speech

Innisfail Community Morning Tea /

Member for Hill, Mr Shane Knuth; Member for Kennedy, Mr Bob Katter; Mayor Nolan and Mrs Nolan; Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. We are delighted so many...

Read speech

Ingham Community Morning Tea /

Member for Hinchinbrook, Mayor Jayo, ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. Kaye and I are delighted to be with you all in Ingham today. We are particularly excited so many school...

Read speech

Official Visit to Ingham State School /

Member for Hinchinbrook; Mayor Jayo; Principal, Mr Barnes; teachers, staff and students of Ingham State School. I thank the students for the acknowledgement of country this...

Read speech

Official Visit to Tully State School /

Member for Kennedy, Mr Katter; Mayor Nolan and Mrs Nolan; Tully State School Principal, Ms Sloan; St Clare’s School Principal, Ms Harney; teachers, staff and students of Tully...

Read speech

Official Opening of St John's Anglican College Redeveloped Sports Centre /

Cr Owen, representing the Lord Mayor; Federal Member for Oxley; Your Grace; College Chair; Principal, Mrs McIvor; all wonderful members of the St John’s Anglican College family,...

Read speech

Morning Tea for the Board of Queensland Meals on Wheels /

Kaye and I welcome you warmly today to one of the first official events at Government House since COVID-related restrictions were recently eased.    For decades, Meals on Wheels...

Read speech

Afternoon Tea in Support of the of the Queensland Country Women’s Association and the Public Rural Crisis Fund /

Speech delivered by Official Secretary: Patron of the Queensland Country Women’s Association, Mrs Kaye de Jersey; Your Excellency; QCWA President, Mrs Christine King;...

Read speech

Official Launch of the Second Edition of the ‘Birds of the Fernberg Estate’ Publication /

Ladies and gentlemen, Kaye and I welcome you all most warmly to Government House today. Today marks our first substantial reception since COVID-19 restrictions were imposed. Life...

Read speech