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.
Official Launch of Gold Coast Open House Program /
Councillors; Open House Chair, Ms Pearce; Mr Follent, whom I thank for the kind invitation to join you today; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the...Read speech
Official Opening of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s 135th Sailing Season /
Member for Lytton, Ms Joan Pease MP; Commander Savvakis; Commodore, Captain Cuneo and fellow Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Board members; distinguished guests; ladies and...Read speech
Morning Tea for the Order of St John for the Investiture and Presentation of Awards /
Chancellor of the Order of St John, Mr Cameron Oxley; Priory Secretary, Mr Len Fiori; Chair of St John Ambulance in Queensland, Mrs Shirley Watson, and fellow Directors; President...Read speech