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 Tea for Finalists of the 2021 Premier of Queensland Export Awards and Trade and Investment Queensland Commissioners /

TIQ Board Members, acting CEO, Mr Richard Watson; Commissioners; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to welcome finalists in the 2021 Premier of Queensland Export Awards...

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YMCA Youth Parliament Closing Ceremony /

Minister Scanlon; Member for Bonney; Dr Goodall and YMCA representatives; Youth Governor; Youth Members and all supporters of the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament. I too...

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Reception for the 2021 Royal Queensland Show /

Our President, the Honourable Justice David Thomas and RNA Councillors; our CEO, Mr Brendan Christou; ladies and gentlemen, and all members of the Ekka family. I at once...

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Official Launch of the 2021 Sunshine Coast Open House Program /

Thank you for such a warm welcome. Mayor Jamieson and fellow Councillors; Sunshine Coast Open House Ambassador, Mr Malcolm Middleton and Chair, Ms Lindy Atkin; architecture lovers...

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Royal Queensland Golf Club Heritage Day Luncheon /

Thank you, Mr Dobson, for your kind introduction. Mr President; Directors; Club Captains; Honorary Life Members and Royal Queensland Golf Club Members. I at once acknowledge the...

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Opening of the Queensland Country Women’s Association New State Office /

Speech by Mrs Kay de Jersey. Thank you, ladies, for such a warm welcome. Current and former Presidents, members and supporters of the Queensland Country Women’s Association. I...

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United Service Club Patron’s Dinner 2021 /

Our President, Lieutenant Colonel Tony Coyle; Vice-President Major Ian Harding; Committee Members; members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the...

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The Order of Australia Association Queensland Branch 21st Secondary School Citizenship Awards /

Minister Farmer, and all members of the Legislative Assembly; Chairman, Dr Gary Bacon and Committee Members; Awards sponsor, Mr Tim Fairfax; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of Queensland Ballet /

Queensland Ballet Chair, Julieanne Alroe; Artistic Director, Li Cunxin and Mary Li; Queensland Ballet Board, staff, alumni, donors and supporters. I at once acknowledge the...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of Scouts Queensland /

Queensland Chief Commissioner, Mr Daryl Scott; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands and extend...

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