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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Breakfast with the Premier in Support of Regional Queensland Mayors /

Thank you, Premier, Mayors, ladies and gentlemen. We are truly honoured, Premier, by your presence here this morning. Kaye and I are so pleased to have hosted the Mayors, and...

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Official Launch of the Queensland Corrections Senior Officers’ Mess /

Queensland Corrective Services, Commissioner Peter Martin APM; President, Queensland Corrections Senior Officers’ Mess, Superintendent Mark Plath; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Celebration of the Centenary of the United Grand Lodge of Queensland /

Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Queensland and senior representatives of Freemasons Queensland; defence leaders; Cr Howard; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I...

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2021 ANZAC Day Dawn Service of Remembrance /

The 25th of April is a date etched indelibly in the hearts and minds of all Queenslanders. It was inscribed there in 1916. It was then that the Queensland government officially...

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Anzac Day Parade to Commemorate the 106th Anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) /

My Fellow Queenslanders, It was 105 years ago, in 1916, mid way through the Great War, that the people of Brisbane collectively adopted a series of formal resolutions. By those...

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Morning Tea with Braille House – Queensland Braille Writing Association /

Minister Bailey; Cr Johnston; Braille House Management Committee Chair, Ms Jacqueline Parker; General Manager, Mr Richard Barker; staff, volunteers and supporters of the...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of the 2021 Girl Guides Annual Awards /

State Commissioner, Mrs Kathryn Pearson; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; our wonderful Girl Guides and their supporters. I acknowledge the traditional owners of the...

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Memorial Nurses Candlelight Vigil 2021 /

Representing the Premier, Assistant Minister, Mr Bart Mellish; representing the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Christian Rowan; President of the Centuar Memorial Fund for Nurses,...

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Students’ ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony /

Representing the Premier, Assistant Minister Mr Bart Mellish MP; Queensland Senator James McGrath; representing the Lord Mayor, Cr Lisa Atwood; senior defence representatives;...

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Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Foundation 35th Anniversary Afternoon Reception /

Deputy Board Chair, Mr Nino Di Marco and fellow Board Members; Chief Executive Officer, Ms Simone Garske; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen.  I at once acknowledge the...

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