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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Afternoon Tea in Honour of World Arthritis Day /

Former Premier, Mr Campbell Newman and Mrs Lisa Newman; Arthritis Queensland Chair, Dr Helen Benham; Chief Executive Officer, Ms Emma Thompson; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Afternoon Reception Recognising Outstanding Queensland Contributors /

Leaders of the Australian Defence Force in Queensland; Consul-General and members of the Consular Corps; Directors-General, chief executives and Commissioners. Kaye and I most...

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Official Opening of Redlands College College Heart Building /

Thank you, Miss Kinnear, for your very kind introduction. Member for Capalaba, Mr Brown; Member for Oodgeroo, Dr Robinson; Redland City Councillor, Cr Boglary; Principal, Dr...

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Australia Day 2021 Flag-Raising Ceremony /

Premier; representing the Prime Minister, Member for Herbert, Mr Phillip Thomson; Ministers; Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Mr David Janetzki; local Members of Parliament; Mayor...

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Official Opening of ‘The Court House’ /

Assistant Minister and Member for Cairns, Mr Michael Healy; former Member of the Executive Council of Queensland, Mr Ian Walker; Your Honours; Mayor, Cr Bob Manning and Mrs Claire...

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Garden Reception to Celebrate Christmas /

Deputy Premier, representing the Premier; former Norfolk Island Administrator, the Honourable Gary Hardgrave; representing the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Jarrod Bleijie; Your...

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Ithaca Creek State School Year Six Graduation Presentation /

Member for Cooper, Ms Jonty Bush MP; Paddington Ward Councillor Peter Matic; our former longstanding Principal, Mrs Eunice Webb, now Assistant Regional Director; Acting Principal...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of Spinal Life Australia’s new Accessible Australia App /

Chair, Mrs Gyl Stacey and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Townend; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I warmly welcome you to Government House. I at once...

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Lyceum Club Brisbane Christmas Morning Tea 2020 /

Speech delivered by Mrs Kaye de Jersey: Thank you, Mrs Andrews, for your kind introduction. Thank you to the officeholders and members for welcoming me so warmly to the Lyceum...

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QAGOMA Foundation Christmas Celebration /

Your Honour; Foundation President, Mr Tim Fairfax and fellow Committee Members; Chair of the Gallery Board of Trustees, Emeritus Professor Ian O’Connor and fellow Trustees;...

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