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 Blackwater North State School /

Mayor, Principal, teachers, staff and students of Blackwater North State School. Thank you Zennan, for your Acknowledgement of Country and well done to everyone for your singing...

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Launch of the Leslie Wilson Outback Centre – BUSHkids /

Mayor, Cr Hayes and fellow Councillors; Grandson of Sir Leslie Wilson, Mr Charlie Wilson and Mrs Kaye Wilson; BUSHkids Chair, Dr Neil Bartels and CEO, Mr Carlton Meyn;...

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Launch of The Red Bench, Blackwater /

Member for Gregory; Mayor and fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands and extend respectful...

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Reception in Support of the Blackwater Community /

Mayor, Cr Kerry Hayes and fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend...

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Official Visit to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Wandal /

Mayor, Cr Williams; Bishop McCarthy; Principal, Ms Jenkinson; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; boys and girls. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these...

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Afternoon Tea for National Palliative Care Week /

President, Ms Margaret Adams; Chief Executive Officer, Ms Shyla Mills; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to Government House this...

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Afternoon Reception in Honour of State Member for Stretton, Mr Duncan Pegg MP /

Representing the Premier, Minister Grace; Minister Furner; Mr Pegg; distinguished guests; Kaye and I welcome you all to Government House for this special reception in honour of...

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Official Opening: 2021 Brookfield Show /

Member for Moggill, Shadow Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for the Arts, Dr Christian Rowan MP; Mr Julian Simmonds, Federal Member for Ryan; Pullenvale Ward, Cr Greg...

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Official Opening of the Anglican Church Grammar School Preparatory School Arts and Year 3 Building /

Your Grace Archbishop Aspinall, Chairman of the School Council, Mr Dan O’Connor OAM; our Principal, Dr Alan Campbell; Churchie Foundation Chairman, Mr Russell McCart;...

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The Salvation Army 2021 Red Shield Appeal Brisbane Launch /

Premier; former Queensland Governor, Dame Quentin Bryce; Minister for Defence, the Honourable Peter Dutton MP; Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Cr Adrian Schrinner; Members of Parliament;...

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