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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Stanthorpe Community Reception /

Mayor Dobie; fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; and students. Kaye and I thank you for the friendly Stanthorpe welcome you have shown us on this – our...

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QAGOMA Foundation 40th Anniversary Dinner /

Dame Quentin Bryce; Your Honours; Foundation President, Mr Tim Fairfax and fellow Committee Members; Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees Chair, Mr Ian O’Connor and fellow...

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Morning Tea for Finalists in the 2019 Premier of Queensland Export Awards /

Directors-General, Mr Dave Stewart and Ms Rachel Hunter; Deputy Chair of TIQ, Professor Ian O’Connor and fellow Board Members; Ms Linda Apelt, our Agent-General in the United...

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Luncheon for European Union Heads of Mission /

Ambassadors, High Commissioners, as the personal representative of Queen Elizabeth the Second in the State of Queensland, I am greatly honoured, with Kaye, to welcome you to...

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Morning Tea for Arthritis Queensland to Mark World Arthritis Day /

Acting President, Dr Helen Benham; CEO, Ms Emma Thompson; staff, volunteers and supporters of Arthritis Queensland. Kaye and I are delighted you could join us this morning to mark...

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Official Visit to Palmwoods State School /

Mayor Jamieson; Councillor McKay; Principal Wilson; staff and students of Palmwoods State School. Thank you for welcoming Kaye and me so warmly today. I also acknowledge the...

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Sunshine Coast Community Reception /

Former Speaker of the Queensland Parliament, and Member for Maroochydore, Ms Fiona Simpson; Member for Kawana, Mr Jared Bleijie; Member for Buderim, Mr Brent Mickelberg; Member...

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Luncheon With Logan City Council Staff /

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a great honour to join you all today.   I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Logan, and extend respectful greetings to...

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Reception for Youth Members Attending the 2019 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament /

Youth Governor, Your Excellency Ms Alexandria Brown; Programme Coordinator, Mr Lachlan Sands; members of the Executive; Youth Members. A very warm welcome to Fernberg to you...

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Morning Tea to Mark the Commencement of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month /

Minister Farmer; Cr Owen, representing the Lord Mayor; committee members; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome volunteers, supporters, and administrators of...

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