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 Visit to Kalkie State School /

Mayor, Cr Dempsey; Principal, Mrs Findlay; staff; student leaders; girls and boys; members of the Kalkie State School family. I begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners and...

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Afternoon Reception in Support of the Bundaberg Community /

Mayor, Cr Jack Dempsey and Mrs Dempsey; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditions owners of these lands, and extend...

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Official Visit to Mansfield State High School /

Member for Mansfield, Ms Corinne McMillan; former Member of the Executive Council of Queensland, the Honourable Phil Reeves; Principal, Mrs Karen Tanks; distinguished guests;...

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Scouts Queensland 2020 Adult Recognition Awards and Youth Awards /

Chief Commissioner, Mr Daryl Scott; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the...

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Official Visit to Rainworth State School for the 2021 Induction Ceremony for School Leaders /

Principal, Mrs Martin; distinguished guests; staff, students and supporters of Rainworth State School.  Thank you all for welcoming me back to wonderful Rainworth State School...

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Afternoon Tea in Honour of World Arthritis Day /

Former Premier, Mr Campbell Newman and Mrs Lisa Newman; Arthritis Queensland Chair, Dr Helen Benham; Chief Executive Officer, Ms Emma Thompson; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Afternoon Reception Recognising Outstanding Queensland Contributors /

Leaders of the Australian Defence Force in Queensland; Consul-General and members of the Consular Corps; Directors-General, chief executives and Commissioners. Kaye and I most...

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Official Opening of Redlands College College Heart Building /

Thank you, Miss Kinnear, for your very kind introduction. Member for Capalaba, Mr Brown; Member for Oodgeroo, Dr Robinson; Redland City Councillor, Cr Boglary; Principal, Dr...

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Australia Day 2021 Flag-Raising Ceremony /

Premier; representing the Prime Minister, Member for Herbert, Mr Phillip Thomson; Ministers; Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Mr David Janetzki; local Members of Parliament; Mayor...

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Official Opening of ‘The Court House’ /

Assistant Minister and Member for Cairns, Mr Michael Healy; former Member of the Executive Council of Queensland, Mr Ian Walker; Your Honours; Mayor, Cr Bob Manning and Mrs Claire...

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