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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Morning Tea to Acknowledge the Support of the No. 33 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force /

Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Sarah Stalker; members of 33 Squadron. It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to Government House this morning.  I at once acknowledge the...

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Official Opening of the Brisbane Girls Grammar School Science Learning Centre /

Principal, Ms Euler; Board of Trustees Chair; Ms McKay and fellow Trustees; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; students of this uplifting Queensland institution. I too...

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Indooroopilly State High School End of Year Speech Night /

Executive Principal, Mrs O’Reilly; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Thank you for welcoming me so warmly to this evening’s Speech Night. It is a...

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Brighton State School Centenary Celebration /

Minister Hinchliffe; Cr Cassidy; Principal, Mr Padgett; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Kaye and I are delighted to be celebrating with you the...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of the 2020 Girl Guides Queensland Annual Awards /

Speech delivered by Mrs Kaye de Jersey: State Commissioner, Mrs Kathryn Pearson and Board Members; Chief Executive Officer, Ms Kim Harrington; members of the Girl Guides...

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St Peters Lutheran College visit /

  Head of College, Mr Tim Kotzur; distinguished guests; teachers, students and supporters of the St Peters Lutheran College family. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of Haemophilia Foundation Queensland, Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week /

President, Mr David Stephenson and fellow Board Members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted, once again, to welcome supporters of Haemophilia...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Pinktober /

Chair of the Volunteer Committee of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Ms Judi Adams; distinguished guests. Kaye and I warmly welcome you all to Government House this...

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Surf Life Saving Queensland Launch of ‘SOS Week’ /

Mr President; CEO; Madam Consul-General; Commissioner; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and...

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Morning Tea in Support of MS Queensland /

Chairman, Mr Roger Burrell and fellow Board Members; Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Curd; staff, Ambassadors and supporters of MS Queensland. I at once acknowledge the...

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