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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Civic Reception to Celebrate the Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force /

Representing the Premier, Assistant Minister Bart Mellish MP; representing the Leader of the Opposition, Mr James Lister MP; other Members of the Legislative Assembly; Mayor...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of the Royal Society of Queensland /

Our Society President, Dr Ross Hynes and fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands and extend...

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QAGOMA Foundation viewing of European Masters from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York /

Foundation President, Mr Tim Fairfax and fellow Committee Members; Chair of the Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees, Emeritus Professor Ian O’Connor and fellow Trustees;...

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Afternoon Tea to Celebrate the 115th Anniversary of the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland /

Our 22nd Governor, the Honourable Leneen Forde; former member of the Executive Council of Queensland, Mr Ian Walker; RACQ President, Ms Elizabeth Jameson and Directors; Group CEO,...

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Morning Tea in Support of the Queensland Community Foundation and 2021 General Fund Grants Presentation /

Our 22nd Governor, the Honourable Leneen Forde; former member of the Queensland Executive Council, Mr Andrew Fraser; Queensland Community Foundation Chair, the Honourable Margaret...

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Afternoon Reception in Honour of the Queensland University Regiment Association /

Ladies and gentlemen, acknowledging the traditional custodians of these lands, and the Association President Brigadier Luttrell, our Patron, Brigadier Sam Harrison and Dr Jennifer...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month /

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Chair, Mrs Margaret Walker and Directors; Chief Executive Officer, Ms Petrina Fraccaro; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once...

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Official Opening of the 2021 Royal Queensland Regiment Association Conference /

Thank you for your kind introduction. I am grateful to Brigadier Scott for the invitation to address the Royal Queensland Regiment Association Conference this morning. I at once...

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Royal Historical Society of Queensland Queensland Day Dinner 2021 /

Member of Bonney, Mr Sam O’Connor MP; former member of the Executive Council of Queensland, and our President, Dr Denver Beanland and fellow members of the Society Council and...

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Afternoon Reception in Honour of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen /

I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend respectful greetings to Elders and emerging leaders. Kaye and I warmly welcome you to Government House to...

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