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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Reception to Celebrate the Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan /

Minister Hinchliffe, representing the Premier; Minister Furner; Leader of the Opposition; Justice Thomas; Councillor McLachlan representing the Lord Mayor; MPs; Service Chiefs;...

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Visit to Noosa Heads Fire Station /

It is a great honour to join you all today at the Noosa Heads Fire Station, here in the foothills of the Noosa National Park, which was officially opened by Queensland’s 16th...

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Official Visit to Sunshine Beach State High School /

Mayor, Councillor Tony Wellington; Principal, Mr Grant Williams; students and teachers. Good morning. Thank you for that wonderful welcome to your School and the stirring National...

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Noosa Community Afternoon Tea /

Mayor, Councillor Wellington and fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Tewantin and...

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Milton State School Student Leadership Induction Ceremony /

Principal, Mr Paul Zernike; staff; parents and students. Thank you for your very warm welcome and for that superb performance of our National Anthem. I at once acknowledge the...

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Reception for the Advisory Board of the Committee for Brisbane /

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, it is Kaye’s and my great pleasure to welcome so many friends of Brisbane to Government House. I acknowledge the Indigenous custodians of the...

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St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, Scholars’ Assembly /

Thank you, Dr Carroll, for your kind introduction and the invitation that I join you today. I know this is the poor imitation you would expect from a former Churchie boy, but I...

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World Cancer Day Morning Tea Hosted by Cancer Council Queensland /

Mr Speaker; Ministers; Leader of the Opposition; Members of Parliament; Chair and CEO of Cancer Council Queensland; ladies and gentlemen. Good morning to you all. I also...

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Thank you, Acting Principal. It is a great honour to be here in the presence of the Mayor, staff and students. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend...

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Crows Nest Community Afternoon Tea /

Mayor, Councillor Paul Antonio and fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. It is a great honour for Kaye and me to host this afternoon’s...

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