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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Morning Tea in Support of International Volunteer Day /

Volunteering Queensland President, Mr Brett Williamson; representatives from organisations of which Kaye and I are very proud Patrons; Government House Volunteer Guides;...

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Morning Tea for Autism Queensland’s Creative Futures Recognition Awards /

Brisbane City Councillor for Runcorn Ward, Cr Kim Marx; Autism Queensland Chair, Mr Ian Langdon; Chief Executive Officer, Ms Pam Macrossan; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Official Opening of the Access Arts’ Exhibition Journey to the Other Side /

Access Arts Chair, Justice Bradley; Chief Executive, Ms Pat Swell; KPMG Queensland Chairman, Mr Michael Miller; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge...

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Consular Corps of Queensland Annual Christmas Dinner Reception 2020 /

Premier; Chief Justice; Minister; Leader of the Opposition; Lord Mayor; Members of Parliament; Dean, Mr Anton Swan, and members of the Consular Corps; distinguished guests; ladies...

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The University of Queensland End of Year Senate Dinner /

Representing the Premier, the Member for Aspley; Chancellor; Deputy Chancellor; Vice-Chancellor; distinguished members of the Senate and the University’s Executive; ladies and...

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Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Diamond Jubilee Celebrations /

The Gap Ward Brisbane City Councillor Steve Toomey; Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Ms Petrina Fraccaro; Board Members; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Opening of the First Session of the 57th Queensland Parliament /

I begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we meet, and the lands of Queensland generally, and I pay my respects to elders past and present. Following...

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Morning Tea in Support of Brisbane Legacy and Members of the Legacy Torch Society /

Legacy Brisbane President, Captain Andrew Craig; Chief Executive Officer, Mr Brendan Cox; Legacy Youth Group Leader, Ms Fiona Stevens; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen....

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Official Visit to Mount Nebo State School /

Principal, Mrs Robyn Burke; teachers; staff and students of Mount Nebo State School. I thank Dakota for his acknowledgement of country. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of...

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Official Opening of the Rostrum Queensland Convention 2020 /

Rostrum Australia President, Mrs Jenny Blain; Queensland President, Associate Professor David Thorpe; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to join...

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