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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Queensland Council of Social Service 60 years of service Reception /

Chair of the Queensland Council of Social Service Mr Matt Gardner, CEO, Mr Mark Henley, Directors-General, Commissioners, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once...

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Afternoon tea for National Palliative Care week /

Elected representatives, President of Palliative Care Queensland, Mr John Haberecht, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I warmly welcome you to Government House...

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Townsville Community Reception /

Mayor, Councillor Jenny Hill, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Les Walker, Chair Queensland Reconstruction Authority Major General Richard Wilson AO (Retd), Ladies and gentlemen, friends,...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System North Queensland Investiture Ceremony, Townsville /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the lands on which we gather, and pay respect to their Elders past...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony I /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.  It is with great pleasure that Kaye and I warmly welcome you to your Government House for today’s Investiture Ceremony. I at once...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony H /

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. Welcome to Government House. Kaye and I are absolutely delighted that you join us here on this very special day in your lives. I begin by...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony F /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. I begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we gather, the Turrbul and Jagera people,...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony G /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to Government House for today’s Investiture Ceremony. We receive many...

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Official opening of the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre /

Member for Townsville, Mr Scott Stewart MP; Mayor Jack Bawden and Councillors from Carpentaria Shire Council; Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.  I at once acknowledge...

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Investiture Ceremony for Residents of North Queensland /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. Thank you for joining us today for this very special ceremony.  I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the...

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