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 Longreach State School /

Mr Mayor; fellow Councillors; Principal, Mr Wells; staff and students of Longreach State School.  I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, extending respectful...

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Winton Community Reception /

Mayor Baskett; Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honour to be with you in Winton. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands,...

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Official Visit to St Patrick’s Catholic School /

Mr Mayor; Principal, Ms Tully; staff and students of St Patrick’s Catholic School. Thank you all for welcoming me so warmly to your School – and congratulations on that most...

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Birdsville Community Afternoon Tea /

Mayor, Cr Dare; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners and extend respectful greetings to Elders and emerging leaders. In what...

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Royal Queensland Golf Club Heritage Day Luncheon /

Thank you, Mr Hinton, for your kind introduction. Mr President; Directors; Club Captains; Royal Queensland Golf Club Members.  It is a great honour to join you in the Club’s...

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Morning Tea in Support of the 2020 Royal Queensland Show /

RNA President, Justice Thomas and Mrs Thomas; RNA Councillors and supporters; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you here this morning...

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Queensland Seniors Week Morning Tea /

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Government House, your Government House. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Brisbane and extend respectful greetings...

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Government House Hosted Business Breakfast /

Member for Hill, Mr Shane Knuth; Member for Kennedy, Mr Bob Katter; Mayor Nolan and Mrs Nolan; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen.  I at once acknowledge the traditional...

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Commemoration of the Centenary of the El Arish Soldier’s Settlement and Refurbishment of the Cenotaph /

Member for Hill, Mr Shane Knuth; Member for Kennedy, Mr Bob Katter; Mayor Nolan and Mrs Nolan; Councillors; President of the El Arish Community Sports and Recreational...

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Innisfail Community Morning Tea /

Member for Hill, Mr Shane Knuth; Member for Kennedy, Mr Bob Katter; Mayor Nolan and Mrs Nolan; Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. We are delighted so many...

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