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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Breakfast in Honour of the Engineers Australia Centenary Year /

It is a great honour to welcome members of Engineers Australia to historic Queensland Government House, and that is partly because Fernberg owes so much of its heritage and...

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Reception for the 60th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award /

Good afternoon. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to Government House for this very special occasion. This year, 2019, marks the 60th anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh’s...

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Official Launch of Gold Coast Open House Program /

Councillors; Open House Chair, Ms Pearce; Mr Follent, whom I thank for the kind invitation to join you today; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the...

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Official Opening of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s 135th Sailing Season /

Member for Lytton, Ms Joan Pease MP; Commander Savvakis; Commodore, Captain Cuneo and fellow Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Board members; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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

Chancellor of the Order of St John, Mr Cameron Oxley; Priory Secretary, Mr Len Fiori; Chair of St John Ambulance in Queensland, Mrs Shirley Watson, and fellow Directors; President...

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Official Launch of the Moreton Bay Foundation /

Members for Clayfield and Oodgeroo, Mr Tim Nicholls and Dr Mark Robinson; Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you, Mr Siganto, for your kind...

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Official Re-Opening of ANZAC Square /

Premier; former Queensland Governor, Major General Arnison; Senator McDonald, representing the federal Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel; Dr Rowan MP, representing the...

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2019 Scouts Queensland Awards Presentation /

Chief Commissioner, Mr Daryl Scott; President, Ms Jane Prentice; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, girls and boys. I begin by acknowledging...

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Official Visit to Blackall State School /

Good morning, and thank you all for you warm welcome. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Blackall, and extend respectful greetings to Elders and...

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Official Visit to Tambo State School /

Thank you very much for inviting me to your warmly welcoming and charming school. It is a pleasure to be here. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around...

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