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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Inaugural ABC Radio Brisbane Community Spirit Awards /

ABC Radio, Brisbane Manager, Mr Simon Scoble; distinguished guests; finalists. It is a great honour, as your Governor, to join you tonight.  I acknowledge the traditional owners...

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Morning Tea in Support of the State Library of Queensland and Queensland Library Foundation /

Chairperson of the Library Board of Queensland, Professor Andrew Griffiths; State Librarian, Ms Vicki McDonald; Queensland Library Foundation President, Ms Helen Brodie;...

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Ascot State School Assembly /

Principal, Ms Coleman; distinguished guests; staff, students and supporters of Ascot State School. Kaye and I are delighted to be with you to help celebrate Ascot State School’s...

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Reception to Present Queen’s Awards to Members of the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades Australia, Queensland /

State Commissioner of the Girls’ Brigade Queensland, Mrs Heather Richards; State President of the Boys’ Brigade Queensland, Mr Gordon Wallace; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Afternoon Tea for the Presentation of the 2020 Winston Churchill Fellowship Awards /

Patron, the Honourable Margaret White; National Chair, David Trebeck; Chair of the Queensland Regional Selection Committee, Associate Professor Richard Roylance; distinguished...

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Morning Tea to launch ‘Mary’s Last Dance’ by Mary Li /

Speech delivered by Mrs Kaye de Jersey:  25th Governor-General and 24th Queensland Governor, Dame Quentin Bryce; our author, in whose honour we gather, Mrs Mary Li and Mr Li...

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Morning Tea for the Order of St John for the Investiture and Presentation of Awards /

St John Ambulance Australia (Queensland) Chairman, Reverend Peter Devenish-Meares and fellow Directors; President of the State Council, Dr Vlasis Efstathis; distinguished guests,...

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2020 Guide Dogs Queensland Graduation Ceremony /

Member for Petrie; our President, Mr Anderson and CEO, Mr Knightley; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I am honoured to share this day with you all. I at once...

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Afternoon Reception for the Lady Musgrave Trust /

Trust President, Ms Patricia McCormack and Members of the Executive; CEO, Mrs Karen Lyon Reid; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen.  It is an honour to welcome the...

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Morning Tea in Support of Ipswich Community Leaders /

Members of the Legislative Assembly, Ms Jennifer Howard, Mr Jim Madden and Mr Lance McCallum; Mayor, Cr Harding and Ipswich City Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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