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 Duke of Edinburgh International Award Australia Gold Award Presentation Ceremony /

Minister Grace; Cr Howard representing the Lord Mayor; senior representatives from the Queensland and National Duke of Edinburgh International Awards Authorities; ladies and...

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Official opening of Gregory Place: the new home of the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland (RGSQ) /

Assistant Minister, the Honourable Trevor Evans MP; our President, Dr Iraphne Childs; Reverend Martin; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once respectfully...

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Luncheon for Outstanding Young Queensland Contributors /

Good afternoon and welcome to Government House. Kaye and I are so pleased you can join us today. This is the first luncheon we have held here at Government House for outstanding...

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Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame 10th Anniversary Induction Dinner /

24th Queensland Governor and 25th Governor-General, Dame Quentin Bryce; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; thank you very much for the warm welcome. I also acknowledge...

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Official Opening of the Lyceum Club’s New Rooms /

Thank you, Dr Prior, and good afternoon to you all. It is wonderful to join you today to celebrate another important milestone in the history of Brisbane’s Lyceum Club. I am...

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Reception for the 40th Anniversary of 4MBS Classic FM /

Member for Greenslopes, Mr Joe Kelly MP; Chair of 4MBS Classic FM, Mr Matthew Farrell, and Board Directors; the magnificent staff, volunteers and supporters of 4MBS; ladies and...

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74th Commemoration Service of Operation RIMAU /

Representatives from the Australian Commando Association both nationally and here in Queensland; veterans and their invaluable support services, prominently represented here...

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‘The Little Green Road to Fairyland’ Post-event Reception /

Thank you, Chair, for your very kind introduction. I’m delighted to have this opportunity, as Patron of the Queensland Music Festival and Queensland Ballet, to express Kaye’s and...

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The Queensland Music Festival’s ‘The Genius of John Rodgers’ Post-event Reception /

Thank you, Chair, for your very kind introduction. It is a great honour to be here tonight, in my dual roles as Governor and Patron of the Queensland Music Festival… in fact, it...

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Presentation of Awards for the 2019 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and Festival /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, pianists and musicians. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we gather. I pay my respects to their...

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