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 Queensland Police Commissioned Officers’ Mess /

Commissioner Carroll; Mess President, Inspector Joyce; proud members of the Queensland Police Commissioned Officers’ Mess. Kaye and I warmly welcome you all to Government...

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The 75th Anniversary for the Victory in the Pacific Commemorative Service /

Premier; Lord Mayor; Service Chiefs; Veterans; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. On this day rendered sacred through sacrifice, let us acknowledge the traditional owners...

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Longreach Community Light Lunch /

Mr Mayor; fellow Councillors; wonderful people of Longreach. It is a great honour to join you all today in this impressively conceived precinct, officially opened in 1988 by Her...

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Official Visit to Longreach State School /

Mr Mayor; fellow Councillors; Principal, Mr Wells; staff and students of Longreach State School.  I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, extending respectful...

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Winton Community Reception /

Mayor Baskett; Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honour to be with you in Winton. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands,...

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Official Visit to St Patrick’s Catholic School /

Mr Mayor; Principal, Ms Tully; staff and students of St Patrick’s Catholic School. Thank you all for welcoming me so warmly to your School – and congratulations on that most...

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Birdsville Community Afternoon Tea /

Mayor, Cr Dare; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners and extend respectful greetings to Elders and emerging leaders. In what...

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Royal Queensland Golf Club Heritage Day Luncheon /

Thank you, Mr Hinton, for your kind introduction. Mr President; Directors; Club Captains; Royal Queensland Golf Club Members.  It is a great honour to join you in the Club’s...

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Morning Tea in Support of the 2020 Royal Queensland Show /

RNA President, Justice Thomas and Mrs Thomas; RNA Councillors and supporters; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you here this morning...

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Queensland Seniors Week Morning Tea /

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Government House, your Government House. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Brisbane and extend respectful greetings...

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