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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Australia China Business Council Queensland Branch Chinese New Year Dinner 2021 /

Treasurer; Lord Mayor; Members of Parliament; Australia-China Business Council Queensland President, Mr Stephen Abbott and Members of the Board; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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National Archives of Australia Advisory Council /

Chair of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Board, Dr Denver Beanland and fellow Council members; distinguished guests, including those from organisations of which I am...

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Morning Tea in Support of the Childers Community /

Mayor, Cr Dempsey; Deputy Mayor, Cr Trevor; 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 Cordalba State School /

Good morning staff, students and members of the wider Cordalba State School community. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of this region, and extend respectful greetings...

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Official Visit to Gin Gin State School /

Mayor, Cr Dempsey; Principal, Mr Fritz; staff, students and supporters of Gin Gin State School. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend respectful...

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Official Visit to Kalkie State School /

Mayor, Cr Dempsey; Principal, Mrs Findlay; staff; student leaders; girls and boys; members of the Kalkie State School family. I begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners and...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of the Bundaberg Community /

Mayor, Cr Jack Dempsey and Mrs Dempsey; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditions owners of these lands, and extend...

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Official Visit to Mansfield State High School /

Member for Mansfield, Ms Corinne McMillan; former Member of the Executive Council of Queensland, the Honourable Phil Reeves; Principal, Mrs Karen Tanks; distinguished guests;...

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Scouts Queensland 2020 Adult Recognition Awards and Youth Awards /

Chief Commissioner, Mr Daryl Scott; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the...

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Official Visit to Rainworth State School for the 2021 Induction Ceremony for School Leaders /

Principal, Mrs Martin; distinguished guests; staff, students and supporters of Rainworth State School.  Thank you all for welcoming me back to wonderful Rainworth State School...

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