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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Reception for the Presentation of Australian Institute of International Affairs (Queensland) Awards /

President, and former member of the Executive Council of Queensland, the Honourable Paul Lucas, and all AIIA Queensland office-holders; Consul-General of Japan in Queensland,...

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Breakfast to Support Vice-Regal Patronages with Ties to the United Kingdom /

Ladies and gentlemen, Kaye and I are delighted you could join us for this morning’s significant occasion. We are immensely proud to be Patrons of some 160 Queensland...

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Leanne Benjamin AM OBE Recital in Honour of Her 2019 Queensland Agent-General Award /

Kaye and I are always delighted to return to the majestic Exhibition Hall of Australia House, and especially so tonight our having experienced this lustrous recital. A true gem...

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Roundtable Lunch Hosted by His Excellency Mr Matthew Neuhaus, Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands on the Theme of ‘Developments in Renewable Energy’ /

Thank you, Ambassador, for your kind introduction, and for hosting this high level roundtable. It is a great honour, as the representative of Queensland’s Head of State, Her...

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Afternoon Tea to Celebrate the Centenary of Girl Guides in Queensland /

State Commissioner, Velia Nicholls; CEO, Kim Harrington; Board Directors; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to host this afternoon tea at Government House celebrating...

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Afternoon Tea to Present 2019 Winston Churchill Fellowship Awards /

Incoming Chair of the Queensland Regional Selection Committee, Associate Professor Richard Roylance and fellow Committee members; Patron, the Honourable Margaret White;...

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Luncheon in support of the 60th Anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Australia /

Ladies and gentlemen, Kaye and I are delighted you could join us for today’s historic luncheon, celebrating the 60th Anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in...

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Reception to Celebrate 25 Years of Wesley Medical Research /

Chair of Wesley Medical Research, Mr Peter Allen; Patrons, Mr Martin Albrecht, Professor John Pearn and Associate Professor John Allan; General Manager, Dr Claudia Giurgiuman; all...

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Official Opening of the 2019 Murgon Music Muster /

South Burnett Mayor, Cr Keith Campbell; Cherbourg Mayor, Cr Arnold Murray; President of the Murgon Rotary Club, Mr Heath Sander; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls...

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Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades Queensland Presentation of Queen’s Badges and Awards /

Boys’ Brigade State President, Mr Gordon Wallace; Girls’ Brigade State Commissioner, Mrs Heather Richards; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; boys and girls. Kaye and I...

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