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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Reception in Support of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland /

Our Society President, Dr Denver Beanland and fellow Council members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands and...

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Sunday Choral Eucharist Service /

It is a great honour, as the 26th Governor of Queensland – and the tenth of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second’s long and glorious reign – to address the congregation today. I...

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Order of St John Investiture and Presentation of Awards /

Chairman, Reverend Peter Devenish-Meares and fellow Directors; President of the State Council, Dr Vlasis Efstathis; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once...

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Queensland Club Governor’s Dinner 2021 /

Your Honour; Defence leaders; our President, Mr David Phipps; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a delight and a privilege for Kaye and me to join you once again at...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of Foodbank Queensland /

Minister Farmer; Senator Stoker; Member for Southport; Foodbank Chairman, Mr Robert Newey and CEO, Ms Sara Harrup; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once...

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Official Opening of the 112th Nanango Show /

Member for Nanango; Mayor, Cr Otto; President of the Nanango Show Society, Mr Les Schloss; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of the Kingaroy Community /

Member for Nanango; Mayor, Cr Otto; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend respectful...

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Wreath-laying Ceremony for the 200th Anniversary of the National Independence Day of Greece /

High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus, Your Excellency Mrs Martha Mavrommati; representing His Grace, Reverend Father Timothy Evangelinidis; Honorary Consul-General of...

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Greek Consular Reception In honour of the 200th Anniversary of Greek National Independence Day /

Premier; Chief Justice; Ministers; Your Excellency, the High Commissioner of Cyprus; Leader of the Opposition; Lord Mayor; MPs; members of the Consular Corps; religious leaders;...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of World Down Syndrome Day /

Member for Southport, Mr Rob Molhoek MP; Down Syndrome Queensland Chairman, Mr David Fuller and fellow Board members; Chief Executive Officer, Mr Darryl Steff; staff and...

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