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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Official Opening of the 2019 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair /

Deputy Premier; Members of the Queensland Executive Council; MPs; Mayors, including our host Cairns Mayor, Councillor Bob Manning; First Nations Patron, Henrietta Marrie; all...

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Official Opening of the 50th Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference /

Thank you, Mr Speaker, for your kind introduction. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we gather. I pay my respects to their Elders, and thank Mr Ruska...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition /

Chairman, Justice Daubney; immediate past Chairman, Mr Ian Hanger QC; founding Patron, Mr Donald Magarey; our Artistic Directors; distinguished jury members; ladies and gentlemen;...

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Reception in Support of NAIDOC Week 2019 /

Representing the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Mr Scott Stewart MP; Shadow Minister, Dr Christian Rowan MP; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Good evening and welcome to your...

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Reception for Delegates Attending the 50th Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference /

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. It is my great pleasure, with Kaye, to welcome to Government House delegates of the fiftieth Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference. We...

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Independence Day Reception Onboard the USS Ronald Regan /

Minister Furner, representing the Premier of Queensland; Minister Dutton, representing the Prime Minister; Members of the State and Federal Executive Councils and Parliaments;...

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Royal United Service Institute Queensland Official Opening of Seminar: The Future of Australia-Indonesia Relations in a Contested Indo-Pacific Order /

Thank you, Mr President, for your kind introduction. I thank the Royal United Service Institute Queensland – of which I am proudly Patron – for this opportunity to join you for...

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Afternoon Tea for Freemasons Queensland /

Kaye and I are truly delighted to welcome you to Government House on the eve of the installation of your new Grand Master. You have every reason to be excited because the...

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Official Opening of Access Arts 2019 Exhibition: Time /

Thank you, Ms Swell, for your kind introduction. Our President, Justice Bradley; Dr Rowan MP; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I too acknowledge the traditional...

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Reception in honour of the Bolshoi Ballet and the QPAC International Series /

Deputy Premier, the Honourable Jackie Trad MP; representing our Arts Minister, Mr Jamie Merrick; Chair of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Professor Peter Coaldrake; Chair...

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