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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United Service Club Patron’s Dinner 2021 /

Our President, Lieutenant Colonel Tony Coyle; Vice-President Major Ian Harding; Committee Members; members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the...

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The Order of Australia Association Queensland Branch 21st Secondary School Citizenship Awards /

Minister Farmer, and all members of the Legislative Assembly; Chairman, Dr Gary Bacon and Committee Members; Awards sponsor, Mr Tim Fairfax; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of Queensland Ballet /

Queensland Ballet Chair, Julieanne Alroe; Artistic Director, Li Cunxin and Mary Li; Queensland Ballet Board, staff, alumni, donors and supporters. I at once acknowledge the...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of Scouts Queensland /

Queensland Chief Commissioner, Mr Daryl Scott; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands and extend...

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Official Sesquicentenary Ceremony of Fig Tree Pocket State School and “Back to the Pocket Festival” /

Thank you, Mr Boyd, for your warm welcome. State Member for Maiwar; Federal Member for Ryan; Cr Mackay; distinguished guests; current and former students, staff and supporters of...

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Official launch of the Dr Lee Duffield book ‘Arnie: Pearl and Luggers in the Torres Strait’ and the Queensland Maritime Museum exhibition ‘Indigenous Watercraft and Pearling’ /

Queensland Maritime Museum Chair; authors, Mr Arnie and Dr Lee Duffield and members of the Duffield family; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I too acknowledge the...

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Official Visit to Croydon State School /

Mayor, Cr Pickering; teachers, staff and students at Croydon State School. Thank you welcoming me so warmly this morning. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of the Croydon Community /

Mayor, Cr Pickering; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys.  I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend respectful greetings to...

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Official Visit to All Souls St Gabriels School /

Mayor, Cr Beveridge; Deputy Headmaster, Mr Ian Dietrich; students, staff and supporters of All Souls St Gabriels School. It is a great honour to join you today. I at once...

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Visit to the Charters Towers Branch of the Queensland Country Women’s Association /

Members of the QCWA Charters Towers branch, I hope you will indulge me as I make some brief remarks to acknowledge the significance of this occasion. My week-long residency in...

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