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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Garden Reception to Celebrate Christmas /

Deputy Premier, representing the Premier; former Norfolk Island Administrator, the Honourable Gary Hardgrave; representing the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Jarrod Bleijie; Your...

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Ithaca Creek State School Year Six Graduation Presentation /

Member for Cooper, Ms Jonty Bush MP; Paddington Ward Councillor Peter Matic; our former longstanding Principal, Mrs Eunice Webb, now Assistant Regional Director; Acting Principal...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of Spinal Life Australia’s new Accessible Australia App /

Chair, Mrs Gyl Stacey and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Townend; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I warmly welcome you to Government House. I at once...

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Lyceum Club Brisbane Christmas Morning Tea 2020 /

Speech delivered by Mrs Kaye de Jersey: Thank you, Mrs Andrews, for your kind introduction. Thank you to the officeholders and members for welcoming me so warmly to the Lyceum...

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QAGOMA Foundation Christmas Celebration /

Your Honour; Foundation President, Mr Tim Fairfax and fellow Committee Members; Chair of the Gallery Board of Trustees, Emeritus Professor Ian O’Connor and fellow Trustees;...

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Morning Tea in Support of International Volunteer Day /

Volunteering Queensland President, Mr Brett Williamson; representatives from organisations of which Kaye and I are very proud Patrons; Government House Volunteer Guides;...

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Morning Tea for Autism Queensland’s Creative Futures Recognition Awards /

Brisbane City Councillor for Runcorn Ward, Cr Kim Marx; Autism Queensland Chair, Mr Ian Langdon; Chief Executive Officer, Ms Pam Macrossan; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Official Opening of the Access Arts’ Exhibition Journey to the Other Side /

Access Arts Chair, Justice Bradley; Chief Executive, Ms Pat Swell; KPMG Queensland Chairman, Mr Michael Miller; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge...

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Consular Corps of Queensland Annual Christmas Dinner Reception 2020 /

Premier; Chief Justice; Minister; Leader of the Opposition; Lord Mayor; Members of Parliament; Dean, Mr Anton Swan, and members of the Consular Corps; distinguished guests; ladies...

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The University of Queensland End of Year Senate Dinner /

Representing the Premier, the Member for Aspley; Chancellor; Deputy Chancellor; Vice-Chancellor; distinguished members of the Senate and the University’s Executive; ladies and...

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