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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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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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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