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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Afternoon Reception in Honour of the Queensland University Regiment Association /

Ladies and gentlemen, acknowledging the traditional custodians of these lands, and the Association President Brigadier Luttrell, our Patron, Brigadier Sam Harrison and Dr Jennifer...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month /

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Chair, Mrs Margaret Walker and Directors; Chief Executive Officer, Ms Petrina Fraccaro; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once...

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Official Opening of the 2021 Royal Queensland Regiment Association Conference /

Thank you for your kind introduction. I am grateful to Brigadier Scott for the invitation to address the Royal Queensland Regiment Association Conference this morning. I at once...

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Royal Historical Society of Queensland Queensland Day Dinner 2021 /

Member of Bonney, Mr Sam O’Connor MP; former member of the Executive Council of Queensland, and our President, Dr Denver Beanland and fellow members of the Society Council and...

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Afternoon Reception in Honour of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen /

I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend respectful greetings to Elders and emerging leaders. Kaye and I warmly welcome you to Government House to...

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Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia 25th Anniversary /

Representing the Health Minister, the Member for Cooper, Ms Jonty Bush; Chairman of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Adjunct Associate Professor Steve Callister; CEO,...

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Official Visit to Sacred Heart Parish School /

Mayor, Cr Beresford; Sacred Heart Parish School Principal, Ms Crawford; Cunnamulla State School Principal, Mr Green; teachers, supporters and students of these two, wonderful...

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Official Opening of the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association 2021 Conference /

Mayor, Cr Beresford; Australian President of the ICPA, Ms Alana Moller; our State President, Ms Louise Martin; our host President, from the Cunnamulla branch, Ms Rhiannon Newsham;...

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World MS Day Morning Tea /

MS Queensland CEO, Mr David Curd and Board Members; and staff, Ambassadors, partners and supporters of the MS Queensland family. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to...

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Queensland Country Women’s Association Afternoon Tea /

Speech by Mrs Kaye de Jersey. State President, Mrs Christine King and members of the State Executive Board; State Secretary, Mrs Marion Vannucci; Division and Branch Presidents;...

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