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 Healy State School /

My wife, Kaye, and I are delighted to be back in North West Queensland as we relocate Government House operations from Brisbane for the fifth year — this time to the wonderful...

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Visit to Mount Isa Scouts /

Thank you, Mount Isa Scout Group, for welcoming me so warmly and for that disciplined parade. While I am here with you today as Governor and Chief Scout of Queensland, when I was...

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Official Opening of the 100th Mary Valley Show /

State Member for Gympie, Mr Tony Perrett MP; Federal Member for Wide Bay, Mr Llew O’Brien MP; our Mayor, Councillor Curran and Councillors; Show President and Secretary; ladies...

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Official Opening of the Defence Reserves Association – Queensland National Conference /

Defence Minister, Senator Reynolds; Shadow Minister, Mr Neumann MP; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your very warm welcome. I thank Colonel Cotton for...

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Mount Isa Community Reception /

Mr Robbie Katter MP; former member of the Queensland Executive Council and Speaker, Tony McGrady; Mayor, Councillor McCollough and Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Opening Ceremony of the 17th Deafblind International World Conference /

Good morning. On behalf of the people of Queensland, it is my pleasure, as Governor of Queensland, to welcome to the Gold Coast delegates at the 17th Deafblind International World...

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Reception to Celebrate the 2019 Royal Queensland Show /

RNA President, Justice Thomas and Councillors; CEO, Mr Christou; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to see at Government House both new and...

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Royal Queensland Golf Club Heritage Day /

It is my great pleasure to be with you today to mark another milestone in the Royal Queensland Golf Club’s rich history. This is the sixth Heritage Day function I have attended as...

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2019 Annual ‘Ekka’ Scarecrow Competition /

Thank you, Mr Munro. I am so happy to join you today, both to celebrate the great works of creativity before us and, of course, to announce the winners of the 2019 Ekka Scarecrow...

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Luncheon in Support of Vice-Regal Patronage Organisations August 2019 /

I extend to you all the warmest of welcomes to Government House. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Brisbane and extend respectful wishes to Elders...

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