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 Visit to St Laurence’s College /

Principal, Mr Leadbetter; distinguished guests; staff, students and supporters of St Laurence’s College. Good morning to you all. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of these...

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Afternoon Reception to Launch the Government House Publication, The Governors of Modern Queensland /

Chief Justice; former Queensland Governors, Leneen Forde, Major-General Peter Arnison, and Dame Quentin Bryce; former Premiers, Mr Rob Borbidge and Mr Campbell Newman; Your...

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Reception in Support of the Proserpine Community /

Member for Whitsunday, Ms Amanda Camm; Mayor, Cr Willcox; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys.  I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands,...

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Bowen Business Leaders Breakfast /

Mayor, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to join me for breakfast today. The past year has been a challenge for our State and our country,...

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Official Visit to St Francis School /

Mayor, Cr McLaughlin; Principal, Mrs Jones; staff, students and supporters of St Francis School. Thank you all for welcoming me so warmly this morning. Thank you, Master Roncato,...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of the Bowen Community /

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

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Official Visit to Bowen State School /

Mayor, Cr Willcox; Principal, Ms Payne; staff, students and supporters of Bowen State School. I thank the Cultural Leaders for their welcome to country. I too acknowledge the...

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Ayr Community Morning Tea /

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

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Reception in support of International Women’s Day /

Premier; Chief Justice; Members of the Executive Council of Queensland – I am told all female Executive Council members are here this afternoon, welcome Ministers; Queensland’s...

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Celebration of the Birthday of His Majesty The Emperor of Japan /

Thank you, Consul General, for your kind introduction. Premier; Chief Justice; Members of the Executive Council of Queensland; Lord Mayor; Members and Senators of our Parliaments;...

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