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 Tea in Support of Haemophilia Foundation Queensland, Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week /

President, Mr David Stephenson and fellow Board Members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted, once again, to welcome supporters of Haemophilia...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Pinktober /

Chair of the Volunteer Committee of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Ms Judi Adams; distinguished guests. Kaye and I warmly welcome you all to Government House this...

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Surf Life Saving Queensland Launch of ‘SOS Week’ /

Mr President; CEO; Madam Consul-General; Commissioner; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and...

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Morning Tea in Support of MS Queensland /

Chairman, Mr Roger Burrell and fellow Board Members; Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Curd; staff, Ambassadors and supporters of MS Queensland. I at once acknowledge the...

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Morning Tea in support of Lady Bowen Trust Queensland /

Chair, Ms Victoria Parker and fellow members of the Board of Advice; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around...

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Afternoon Tea for Scouts Queensland /

Chief Commissioner, Mr Daryl Scott and members of the Branch Executive Committee and the wonderful Scouts Queensland family. As Governor and Chief Scout, I am delighted, with...

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Afternoon Reception in Honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday /

Representing the Premier, Minister Kate Jones; our 24th Governor and 25th Governor-General, Dame Quentin Bryce; former Administrator of Norfolk Island, the Honourable Gary...

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Morning Tea in Support of the Royal Life Saving Society Queensland /

President, Mr Les Mole; Executive Director, Mr Paul Barry; members, volunteers and supporters of the Royal Life Saving Society Queensland. I at once acknowledge the traditional...

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Official Visit to Moranbah State School /

Madam Mayor; Deputy Mayor; Principal, Mr Edwards. Kaye and I are pleased to be with you at Moranbah State School this afternoon. Thank you all for making us feel so welcome during...

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Moranbah Community Afternoon Tea /

Madam Mayor; Deputy Mayor; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we are gathered. I extend...

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