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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2019 Scouts Queensland Awards Presentation /

Chief Commissioner, Mr Daryl Scott; President, Ms Jane Prentice; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, girls and boys. I begin by acknowledging...

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Official Visit to Blackall State School /

Good morning, and thank you all for you warm welcome. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Blackall, and extend respectful greetings to Elders and...

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Official Visit to Tambo State School /

Thank you very much for inviting me to your warmly welcoming and charming school. It is a pleasure to be here. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around...

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Official Visit to Richmond State School /

I am pleased that I am visiting Richmond State School for the second time in six months – on this occasion as part of our annual Regional Government House program – where for a...

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Official Visit to Camooweal State School /

Good afternoon and thank you for such a warm welcome. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Camooweal, and extend respectful greetings to Elders and...

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Hughenden Community Afternoon Tea Hosted by the Queensland Country Women’s Association /

It is with great pleasure that Kaye and I return to the delightful town of Hughenden, this time, as part of our annual Regional Government House program. I at once acknowledge the...

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Official Visit to Hughenden State School /

Hello everyone, thank you so much for the warm welcome. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Hughenden, and extend respectful greetings to Elders and...

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Official Visit to Mornington Island State School /

Thank you for your very warm welcome. I acknowledge the traditional owners of Mornington Island and its surrounding seas, the Lardil people, and extend respectful greetings to...

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Visit to Mount Isa Royal Flying Doctor Service /

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great honour, with Kaye, to be with you this evening. In doing so we join a proud succession of Governors who have visited the Mount Isa operations...

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Cloncurry Community Lunch /

Good afternoon. Kaye and I are delighted to be back in Cloncurry where a warm welcome always awaits. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Cloncurry,...

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