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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Afternoon Reception in Support of the Bowen Community /

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

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Official Visit to Bowen State School /

Mayor, Cr Willcox; Principal, Ms Payne; staff, students and supporters of Bowen State School. I thank the Cultural Leaders for their welcome to country. I too acknowledge the...

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Ayr Community Morning Tea /

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

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Reception in support of International Women’s Day /

Premier; Chief Justice; Members of the Executive Council of Queensland – I am told all female Executive Council members are here this afternoon, welcome Ministers; Queensland’s...

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Celebration of the Birthday of His Majesty The Emperor of Japan /

Thank you, Consul General, for your kind introduction. Premier; Chief Justice; Members of the Executive Council of Queensland; Lord Mayor; Members and Senators of our Parliaments;...

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Australia China Business Council Queensland Branch Chinese New Year Dinner 2021 /

Treasurer; Lord Mayor; Members of Parliament; Australia-China Business Council Queensland President, Mr Stephen Abbott and Members of the Board; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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National Archives of Australia Advisory Council /

Chair of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Board, Dr Denver Beanland and fellow Council members; distinguished guests, including those from organisations of which I am...

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Morning Tea in Support of the Childers Community /

Mayor, Cr Dempsey; Deputy Mayor, Cr Trevor; 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 Cordalba State School /

Good morning staff, students and members of the wider Cordalba State School community. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of this region, and extend respectful greetings...

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Official Visit to Gin Gin State School /

Mayor, Cr Dempsey; Principal, Mr Fritz; staff, students and supporters of Gin Gin State School. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend respectful...

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