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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Official Opening of the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association 2021 Conference /

Mayor, Cr Beresford; Australian President of the ICPA, Ms Alana Moller; our State President, Ms Louise Martin; our host President, from the Cunnamulla branch, Ms Rhiannon Newsham;...

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World MS Day Morning Tea /

MS Queensland CEO, Mr David Curd and Board Members; and staff, Ambassadors, partners and supporters of the MS Queensland family. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to...

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Queensland Country Women’s Association Afternoon Tea /

Speech by Mrs Kaye de Jersey. State President, Mrs Christine King and members of the State Executive Board; State Secretary, Mrs Marion Vannucci; Division and Branch Presidents;...

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Official Visit to Blackwater North State School /

Mayor, Principal, teachers, staff and students of Blackwater North State School. Thank you Zennan, for your Acknowledgement of Country and well done to everyone for your singing...

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Launch of the Leslie Wilson Outback Centre – BUSHkids /

Mayor, Cr Hayes and fellow Councillors; Grandson of Sir Leslie Wilson, Mr Charlie Wilson and Mrs Kaye Wilson; BUSHkids Chair, Dr Neil Bartels and CEO, Mr Carlton Meyn;...

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Launch of The Red Bench, Blackwater /

Member for Gregory; Mayor and fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands and extend respectful...

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Reception in Support of the Blackwater Community /

Mayor, Cr Kerry Hayes and fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend...

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Official Visit to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Wandal /

Mayor, Cr Williams; Bishop McCarthy; Principal, Ms Jenkinson; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; boys and girls. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these...

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Afternoon Tea for National Palliative Care Week /

President, Ms Margaret Adams; Chief Executive Officer, Ms Shyla Mills; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to Government House this...

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Afternoon Reception in Honour of State Member for Stretton, Mr Duncan Pegg MP /

Representing the Premier, Minister Grace; Minister Furner; Mr Pegg; distinguished guests; Kaye and I welcome you all to Government House for this special reception in honour of...

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