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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Tattersall’s Club Honorary Members’ Lunch /

President, Honorary Members, ladies and gentlemen. President, I hope I did not presume in requesting the opportunity to speak briefly in response today. I am sure I speak for all...

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Afternoon Reception in Honour of Bond University’s 30th Anniversary /

Chancellor; Vice-Chancellor; Council Members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure for Kaye and me to welcome ‘family and friends’ of Bond University...

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Official Visit to St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School /

Thank you for welcoming Kaye and I so warmly to this special Assembly celebrating International Women’s Day. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Brisbane,...

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Morning Tea to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Voice, Interests and Education of Women (VIEW) Clubs of Australia /

National President, Mrs Anne-Louise O’Connor; National Councillors, Presidents and Vice Presidents from various branches; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the...

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Celebratory Morning Tea to Commemorate the 10th Year of Dress for Success Celebrating International Women’s Day /

Queensland Minister; Federal Assistant Minister; Councillor Howard; Deputy Chair, Mr Sanderson; CEO, Ms Smith; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge...

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Afternoon Reception to Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Pyjama Foundation /

Minister Farmer; Pyjama Foundation Founder and Executive Director, Ms Bronwyn Sheehan; Board Members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the...

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160th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Queensland Mounted Infantry /

Distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honour, as Governor, to be here, with Kaye, at this historic park, named after Queen Victoria here in the “Queen’s”...

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Public Safety and Association Agencies International Women’s Day Event /

Ladies and gentlemen.   I also acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Brisbane, extending respectful greetings to Elders and emerging leaders.  I am delighted to...

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Afternoon Garden Reception in Support of International Women’s Day 2020 /

Representing the Premier, Minister Farmer; Chief Justice; Minister Grace; former Governor, Ms Leneen Forde; Leader of the Opposition; Your Honours; Members of Parliament;...

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Official Opening of the New Queensland Ballet Academy at Kelvin Grove State College /

Minister Grace; Executive Principal of Kelvin Grove State College, Mr Llew Paulger; Chair of Queensland Ballet, Ms Julieanne Alroe and fellow Board members; Artistic Director, Mr...

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