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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The Australian Ballet Gala Dinner and Opening Night performance of The Happy Prince /

Premier; Minister Enoch; Chair of The Australian Ballet, Mr Craig Dunn and Board Members; Artistic Director, Mr David McAllister; QPAC Chair, Professor Peter Coaldrake;...

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Official Visit to Farnborough State School /

Mayor and fellow Councillors; Principal, Mr Deards; staff and students. It is a great pleasure to be here today as your Governor – perhaps this is a first Governor visit to this...

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Community Afternoon Reception in Yeppoon /

Assistant Minister; Mayor and fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for your warm welcome. I am delighted to be back in Yeppoon and it is a...

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Scouts Queensland Installation of ‘Saluting Scout’ /

Chief Commissioner, fellow Branch Executive Committee members and National Vice President Major General John Pearn; Lord Mayor; Canon Harch; proud Scouts and delighted guests. I...

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Reception to Celebrate the Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan /

Minister Hinchliffe, representing the Premier; Minister Furner; Leader of the Opposition; Justice Thomas; Councillor McLachlan representing the Lord Mayor; MPs; Service Chiefs;...

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Visit to Noosa Heads Fire Station /

It is a great honour to join you all today at the Noosa Heads Fire Station, here in the foothills of the Noosa National Park, which was officially opened by Queensland’s 16th...

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Official Visit to Sunshine Beach State High School /

Mayor, Councillor Tony Wellington; Principal, Mr Grant Williams; students and teachers. Good morning. Thank you for that wonderful welcome to your School and the stirring National...

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Noosa Community Afternoon Tea /

Mayor, Councillor Wellington and fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Tewantin and...

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Milton State School Student Leadership Induction Ceremony /

Principal, Mr Paul Zernike; staff; parents and students. Thank you for your very warm welcome and for that superb performance of our National Anthem. I at once acknowledge the...

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Reception for the Advisory Board of the Committee for Brisbane /

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, it is Kaye’s and my great pleasure to welcome so many friends of Brisbane to Government House. I acknowledge the Indigenous custodians of the...

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