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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Gladstone Industry and Chamber of Commerce Breakfast /

Mr Mayor; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for taking time out of your very busy workday to accept the hospitality of Government House. I at once acknowledge...

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Gladstone Community Welcome Reception /

Mr Mayor; Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the region, and extend respectful greetings to...

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Official Visit to St Helens State School /

Mr Mayor; Deputy Mayor; Principal, Ms Burns-Atkinson; students and staff of St Helens State School. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, and thank Butchulla...

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Maryborough Community Afternoon Tea /

Senator Roberts; Mr Mayor; Deputy Mayor; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Maryborough,...

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Official Opening of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s 136th Sailing Season /

Cr Atwood, representing the Lord Mayor; Member for Lytton, Ms Joan Pease MP; Commander Savvakis; Commodore, Captain Cuneo and fellow Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Board members;...

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Afternoon Tea for the Care Army Queensland /

Kaye and I warmly welcome you all to Government House. We are delighted that Minister O’Rourke, representing the Premier, could be here for this most special occasion, as our...

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Mareeba Airport Visit and Sod Turning /

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a great honour for me to join such an eminent group of proud, future focused people, including the current Mareeba Mayor, Cr Toppin and Mareeba Shire...

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Official Visit to Mareeba State School /

Mayor, Cr Toppin; Principal, Mrs Simpson; staff, students and supporters of Mareeba State School  I too acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Mareeba, and extend...

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Mayor, Cr Toppin; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and extend respectful greetings to Elders....

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Official Opening of the St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Sports Precinct /

Member for Clayfield; Your Grace; St Margaret’s Patron, Mr Harris; Council Chair, Mrs Quinn; Principal, Ms Curtis; staff, supporters, and, importantly, students. It is a great...

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