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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Official opening of the Rotary District 9600 Annual Conference /

Thank you, District Governor Protheroe, for your warm welcome this morning. Ladies and gentlemen, one of the many joys of my Vice-Regal responsibilities is meeting people of all...

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Dinner in recognition of natural disaster supporters /

Good evening . . . Firstly, thank you to Tom, Sam, Jacob and Rory, the four wonderful performers from the Queensland Youth Orchestra, a world-class youth orchestra based here in...

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Official visit to Kelvin Grove State College /

Executive Principal, Mr Paulger; students, staff and supporters of Kelvin Grove State College. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather,...

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Government House hosted community morning tea in Moreton Bay /

Mayor Sutherland; other elected representatives; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for the warm welcome you have extended to Kaye and me today, it is wonderful to be back in Moreton...

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Official visit to Morayfield State School /

Minister Ryan; Mayor Sutherland; Principal, Ms Loretta White; students, staff and supporters of Morayfield State School. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the...

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Official opening of the Naval Association of Australia, Queensland Section, State Conference /

Thank you, President Sandford, for your kind introduction this morning. Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to join you today for the opening of the 2019 conference of the...

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Queensland Overseas Foundation Award Ceremony /

Member for Bancroft, Mr Whiting; Director-General Curtis; members of the Queensland Overseas Foundation Board of Governors; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for your warm welcome...

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Reception in support of Voices of Birralee /

Councillors Matic and Toomey; Voices of Birralee Founder and Artistic Director, Ms Julie Christiansen; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Thank you for coming this afternoon –...

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ALIA Australian Library Design Awards /

Thank you, Ms Schmidt, for your kind introduction this afternoon. And ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the warm welcome you have extended to Kaye and me. Today’s awards are...

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Queensland Irish Association St Patrick’s Eve Dinner /

Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade; representing the Ambassador of Ireland to Australia, Ms Sexton-Morel; representing the State Leader of the Opposition, Mr Mander MP;...

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