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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Memorial Nurses Candlelight Vigil 2021 /

Representing the Premier, Assistant Minister, Mr Bart Mellish; representing the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Christian Rowan; President of the Centuar Memorial Fund for Nurses,...

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Students’ ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony /

Representing the Premier, Assistant Minister Mr Bart Mellish MP; Queensland Senator James McGrath; representing the Lord Mayor, Cr Lisa Atwood; senior defence representatives;...

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Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Foundation 35th Anniversary Afternoon Reception /

Deputy Board Chair, Mr Nino Di Marco and fellow Board Members; Chief Executive Officer, Ms Simone Garske; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen.  I at once acknowledge the...

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Reception in Support of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland /

Our Society President, Dr Denver Beanland and fellow Council members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands and...

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Sunday Choral Eucharist Service /

It is a great honour, as the 26th Governor of Queensland – and the tenth of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second’s long and glorious reign – to address the congregation today. I...

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Order of St John Investiture and Presentation of Awards /

Chairman, Reverend Peter Devenish-Meares and fellow Directors; President of the State Council, Dr Vlasis Efstathis; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once...

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Queensland Club Governor’s Dinner 2021 /

Your Honour; Defence leaders; our President, Mr David Phipps; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a delight and a privilege for Kaye and me to join you once again at...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of Foodbank Queensland /

Minister Farmer; Senator Stoker; Member for Southport; Foodbank Chairman, Mr Robert Newey and CEO, Ms Sara Harrup; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once...

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Official Opening of the 112th Nanango Show /

Member for Nanango; Mayor, Cr Otto; President of the Nanango Show Society, Mr Les Schloss; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of the Kingaroy Community /

Member for Nanango; Mayor, Cr Otto; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend respectful...

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