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 the Longreach Community /

Mayor, Cr Rayner; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, extending respectful greetings to Elders and emerging...

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Qantas Founders Museum Official Opening of the New Airpark Roof and Luminescent Longreach Light Show /

Minister Hinchliffe; Mayor, Cr Tony Rayner; Qantas Founders Museum Chairman, Mr John Vincent and CEO, Cr Tony Martin; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of the Windorah Community /

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

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Dinner with the Anglican Church Grammar School /

Chairman and fellow School Council Members; Headmaster; ladies and gentlemen. When Kaye and I arrived at Government House for the very first time as Governor on 29 July 2014, we...

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Queensland Irish Association 2021 Saint Patrick’s Day Eve Dinner /

Premier; Your Excellency the Ambassador of Ireland to Australia; Your Honours; Lord Mayor; Members of Parliament; President of the Queensland Irish Association; Chairman of the...

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Official Visit to St Laurence’s College /

Principal, Mr Leadbetter; distinguished guests; staff, students and supporters of St Laurence’s College. Good morning to you all. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of these...

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Afternoon Reception to Launch the Government House Publication, The Governors of Modern Queensland /

Chief Justice; former Queensland Governors, Leneen Forde, Major-General Peter Arnison, and Dame Quentin Bryce; former Premiers, Mr Rob Borbidge and Mr Campbell Newman; Your...

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Reception in Support of the Proserpine Community /

Member for Whitsunday, Ms Amanda Camm; Mayor, Cr Willcox; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys.  I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands,...

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Bowen Business Leaders Breakfast /

Mayor, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to join me for breakfast today. The past year has been a challenge for our State and our country,...

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Official Visit to St Francis School /

Mayor, Cr McLaughlin; Principal, Mrs Jones; staff, students and supporters of St Francis School. Thank you all for welcoming me so warmly this morning. Thank you, Master Roncato,...

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