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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Maryborough Community Afternoon Tea /

Senator Roberts; Mr Mayor; Deputy Mayor; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Maryborough,...

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Official Opening of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s 136th Sailing Season /

Cr Atwood, representing the Lord Mayor; Member for Lytton, Ms Joan Pease MP; Commander Savvakis; Commodore, Captain Cuneo and fellow Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Board members;...

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Afternoon Tea for the Care Army Queensland /

Kaye and I warmly welcome you all to Government House. We are delighted that Minister O’Rourke, representing the Premier, could be here for this most special occasion, as our...

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Mareeba Airport Visit and Sod Turning /

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a great honour for me to join such an eminent group of proud, future focused people, including the current Mareeba Mayor, Cr Toppin and Mareeba Shire...

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Official Visit to Mareeba State School /

Mayor, Cr Toppin; Principal, Mrs Simpson; staff, students and supporters of Mareeba State School  I too acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Mareeba, and extend...

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Mayor, Cr Toppin; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and extend respectful greetings to Elders....

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Official Opening of the St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Sports Precinct /

Member for Clayfield; Your Grace; St Margaret’s Patron, Mr Harris; Council Chair, Mrs Quinn; Principal, Ms Curtis; staff, supporters, and, importantly, students. It is a great...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of the Queensland Police Commissioned Officers’ Mess /

Commissioner Carroll; Mess President, Inspector Joyce; proud members of the Queensland Police Commissioned Officers’ Mess. Kaye and I warmly welcome you all to Government...

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The 75th Anniversary for the Victory in the Pacific Commemorative Service /

Premier; Lord Mayor; Service Chiefs; Veterans; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. On this day rendered sacred through sacrifice, let us acknowledge the traditional owners...

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Longreach Community Light Lunch /

Mr Mayor; fellow Councillors; wonderful people of Longreach. It is a great honour to join you all today in this impressively conceived precinct, officially opened in 1988 by Her...

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