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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Breakfast in Honour of Visiting Heads of Mission and Heads of Post /

Good morning everyone. It is a great honour to welcome Fernberg this morning Australian Heads of Mission and Heads of Post, and senior representatives of trade bodies. Today we...

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Reception for the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers Association /

Ladies and gentlemen, Kaye and I are honoured to welcome you all to Government House this afternoon. We are particularly delighted to welcome Patrons, Vice Admiral Russ Crane and...

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Reception for Young Entrepreneur Summit hosted by Fiftysix Creations /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, young entrepreneurs, welcome. I begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners and First Nations peoples of the lands on which we are...

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Official Launch of the Brisbane Open House Program /

Councillor Toomey representing the Lord Mayor; our Chair, Mr Middleton and Board Members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. As Patron of Brisbane Open House, I am...

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Official Launch of Sunshine Coast Open House Program /

Deputy Mayor, Councillors, Sunshine Open House Committee members, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning to you all. I am delighted to join you as we celebrate the launch of the 2019...

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Mrs Mabel Crosby’s 110th Birthday Celebrations /

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. I was delighted when the Premier asked me at the Ekka this year to join you in celebrating the 110th birthday of Mrs Mabel Crosby. I now...

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Official Visit to Macleay Island State School /

Good morning and thank you for such a warm welcome. This is my first visit to your school, indeed I believe it is the first ever visit to Macleay Island State School by a...

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Redland Community Afternoon Tea /

Mayor, Councillor Williams, and Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; and students, so many of whom could gladly join us today. It is a great honour for Kaye...

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Breakfast in Honour of the Engineers Australia Centenary Year /

It is a great honour to welcome members of Engineers Australia to historic Queensland Government House, and that is partly because Fernberg owes so much of its heritage and...

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Reception for the 60th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award /

Good afternoon. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to Government House for this very special occasion. This year, 2019, marks the 60th anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh’s...

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