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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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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Chinese Club of Queensland Chinese New Year Dinner 2020 /

Thank you, Mr President. Minister Hinchliffe, representing the Premier of Queensland; Justice Mullins, representing the Chief Justice; and Minister Grace; Patron, Peter Lui;...

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Official Visit to Aratula State School /

Good morning everyone. It is a great honour to be here with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Principal Butler, staff and students. Thank you to School Captains, Emma Gill and Yasmyn...

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Reception for the Royal Queensland Golf Club Centenary Book Launch /

Our President, Mr Andrew Greville and fellow Directors; General Manager, Mr Paul Hinton; the author Dr Ian Lynagh; and rightly proud Members of the Royal Queensland Golf...

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Australia Day 2020 Flag-Raising Ceremony /

Premier; Minister; Leader of the Opposition; Members of Parliament; Mayor Jenny Hill and fellow Councillors; Service Chiefs; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and...

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Queensland Civil Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) Re-Opening and 10-Year Celebration /

Thank you, Justice Daubney, for your kind introduction. Chief Justice; Attorney-General; Your Honours including the Chief Judge and the Chief Magistrate; Shadow Attorney-General;...

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Morning Tea to Open The Governor’s Courtyard /

Thank you, Official Secretary for, if I may say, those very interesting and pertinent remarks. Kaye and I were greeted to a magnificent scene upon our return to Fernberg last...

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Morning Tea to Open The Governor’s Courtyard /

Speech delivered by Air Commodore Mark Gower AM LVO OAM (Mil), Official Secretary: Good morning Your Excellency, Mrs de Jersey, staff, supporters and contactors of Government...

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Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Brisbane Chinese New Year Reception /

Speech delivered by the Honourable Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, Acting Governor of Queensland:  Minister Hinchliffe, representing the Premier; Leader of the Opposition; Lord...

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Garden Reception to Celebrate Christmas /

Ministers, including Minister Farmer representing the Premier, Mr Speaker, Judges, Heads of Churches, ladies and gentlemen, and our younger Queenslanders… Kaye and I welcome you...

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