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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The University of Queensland End of Year Senate Dinner /

Representing the Premier, the Member for Aspley; Chancellor; Deputy Chancellor; Vice-Chancellor; distinguished members of the Senate and the University’s Executive; ladies and...

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Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Diamond Jubilee Celebrations /

The Gap Ward Brisbane City Councillor Steve Toomey; Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Ms Petrina Fraccaro; Board Members; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Opening of the First Session of the 57th Queensland Parliament /

I begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we meet, and the lands of Queensland generally, and I pay my respects to elders past and present. Following...

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Morning Tea in Support of Brisbane Legacy and Members of the Legacy Torch Society /

Legacy Brisbane President, Captain Andrew Craig; Chief Executive Officer, Mr Brendan Cox; Legacy Youth Group Leader, Ms Fiona Stevens; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen....

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Official Visit to Mount Nebo State School /

Principal, Mrs Robyn Burke; teachers; staff and students of Mount Nebo State School. I thank Dakota for his acknowledgement of country. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of...

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Official Opening of the Rostrum Queensland Convention 2020 /

Rostrum Australia President, Mrs Jenny Blain; Queensland President, Associate Professor David Thorpe; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to join...

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Inaugural ABC Radio Brisbane Community Spirit Awards /

ABC Radio, Brisbane Manager, Mr Simon Scoble; distinguished guests; finalists. It is a great honour, as your Governor, to join you tonight.  I acknowledge the traditional owners...

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Morning Tea in Support of the State Library of Queensland and Queensland Library Foundation /

Chairperson of the Library Board of Queensland, Professor Andrew Griffiths; State Librarian, Ms Vicki McDonald; Queensland Library Foundation President, Ms Helen Brodie;...

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Ascot State School Assembly /

Principal, Ms Coleman; distinguished guests; staff, students and supporters of Ascot State School. Kaye and I are delighted to be with you to help celebrate Ascot State School’s...

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Reception to Present Queen’s Awards to Members of the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades Australia, Queensland /

State Commissioner of the Girls’ Brigade Queensland, Mrs Heather Richards; State President of the Boys’ Brigade Queensland, Mr Gordon Wallace; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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