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.
Mayor, Cr Toppin; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and extend respectful greetings to Elders....Read speech
Official Opening of the St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Sports Precinct /
Member for Clayfield; Your Grace; St Margaret’s Patron, Mr Harris; Council Chair, Mrs Quinn; Principal, Ms Curtis; staff, supporters, and, importantly, students. It is a great...Read speech
Afternoon Reception in Support of the Queensland Police Commissioned Officers’ Mess /
Commissioner Carroll; Mess President, Inspector Joyce; proud members of the Queensland Police Commissioned Officers’ Mess. Kaye and I warmly welcome you all to Government...Read speech
The 75th Anniversary for the Victory in the Pacific Commemorative Service /
Premier; Lord Mayor; Service Chiefs; Veterans; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. On this day rendered sacred through sacrifice, let us acknowledge the traditional owners...Read speech