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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Independence Day Reception Onboard the USS Ronald Regan /

Minister Furner, representing the Premier of Queensland; Minister Dutton, representing the Prime Minister; Members of the State and Federal Executive Councils and Parliaments;...

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Royal United Service Institute Queensland Official Opening of Seminar: The Future of Australia-Indonesia Relations in a Contested Indo-Pacific Order /

Thank you, Mr President, for your kind introduction. I thank the Royal United Service Institute Queensland – of which I am proudly Patron – for this opportunity to join you for...

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Afternoon Tea for Freemasons Queensland /

Kaye and I are truly delighted to welcome you to Government House on the eve of the installation of your new Grand Master. You have every reason to be excited because the...

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Official Opening of Access Arts 2019 Exhibition: Time /

Thank you, Ms Swell, for your kind introduction. Our President, Justice Bradley; Dr Rowan MP; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I too acknowledge the traditional...

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Reception in honour of the Bolshoi Ballet and the QPAC International Series /

Deputy Premier, the Honourable Jackie Trad MP; representing our Arts Minister, Mr Jamie Merrick; Chair of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Professor Peter Coaldrake; Chair...

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Australian Citizenship Ceremony /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to Government House for this very special Citizenship Ceremony: your...

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Official Opening of the Emotional Health Unit at the Mater Young Adult Health Centre /

Chairman of the Mater Group, Mr Terry Crawford; Chief Executive Officer of the Mater Group Dr Peter Steer, Chief Executive of Mater Health, Mr Sean Hubbard, distinguished guests,...

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Luncheon for Vice-Regal Defence, Ex-Service and Sport Patronage Organisations /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we gather, the Turrbul and Jagera people, and pay respect to their...

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Official Opening of Glenferna Historical Homestead /

Local Members, Mr Andrew Powell MP and Mr Andrew Wallace MP; Sunshine Coast Council Councillor Rick Baberowski, Maleny Cultural and Historial Society President, Mr Brian James,...

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Morning Tea to celebrate the Lyceum Club Brisbane’s Centenary and Book Launch /

Good morning President of the Lyceum Club, Dr Deborah Prior, Honorary Life Member, Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser and to my fellow ‘enquiring minds’, welcome to Fernberg. It is my...

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