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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Investiture Ceremony of Mrs Marvelle Kerslake /

Mayor, Cr Golder; Mrs Kerslake and her proud family and friends, including those watching from as far abroad as New York. It is a great honour to be here for today’s very special...

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Official Opening of the Charleville Cosmos Centre Astrodome /

Mayor Radnedge and fellow Councillors, members of the Charleville community. I particularly thank Sheryl Lawton for her Welcome to Country, and I, too, respectfully acknowledge...

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2020 ANZAC Day Address /

My fellow Queenslanders… We had expected that on ANZAC Day 2020 the dawn light would once again find thousands of us in Brisbane’s beautiful ANZAC Square, refurbished in 2019...

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Queensland Irish Association St Patrick’s Day Eve Dinner /

Mr Bleijie, representing the Leader of the Opposition; Your Honours, past and present, including our President, the Honourable Jeffrey Spender; Lord Mayor; Senator; and other...

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Tattersall’s Club Honorary Members’ Lunch /

President, Honorary Members, ladies and gentlemen. President, I hope I did not presume in requesting the opportunity to speak briefly in response today. I am sure I speak for all...

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Afternoon Reception in Honour of Bond University’s 30th Anniversary /

Chancellor; Vice-Chancellor; Council Members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure for Kaye and me to welcome ‘family and friends’ of Bond University...

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Official Visit to St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School /

Thank you for welcoming Kaye and I so warmly to this special Assembly celebrating International Women’s Day. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Brisbane,...

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Morning Tea to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Voice, Interests and Education of Women (VIEW) Clubs of Australia /

National President, Mrs Anne-Louise O’Connor; National Councillors, Presidents and Vice Presidents from various branches; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the...

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Celebratory Morning Tea to Commemorate the 10th Year of Dress for Success Celebrating International Women’s Day /

Queensland Minister; Federal Assistant Minister; Councillor Howard; Deputy Chair, Mr Sanderson; CEO, Ms Smith; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge...

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Afternoon Reception to Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Pyjama Foundation /

Minister Farmer; Pyjama Foundation Founder and Executive Director, Ms Bronwyn Sheehan; Board Members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the...

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