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 Wesley Medical Research COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Centre /

Thank you, Chair, for your kind welcome. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Brisbane and extend respectful greetings to Elders and emerging leaders. As...

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Goondiwindi Community Morning Tea /

Mayor, ladies and gentlemen, student leaders, it is a great honour to join you today. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Goondiwindi, the Bigambul...

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Breakfast for Trade and Industry Representatives in Goondiwindi /

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for taking the time to be here this morning.  I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Goondiwindi, and extend respectful...

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Investiture Ceremony of Mrs Marvelle Kerslake /

Mayor, Cr Golder; Mrs Kerslake and her proud family and friends, including those watching from as far abroad as New York. It is a great honour to be here for today’s very special...

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Official Opening of the Charleville Cosmos Centre Astrodome /

Mayor Radnedge and fellow Councillors, members of the Charleville community. I particularly thank Sheryl Lawton for her Welcome to Country, and I, too, respectfully acknowledge...

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2020 ANZAC Day Address /

My fellow Queenslanders… We had expected that on ANZAC Day 2020 the dawn light would once again find thousands of us in Brisbane’s beautiful ANZAC Square, refurbished in 2019...

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Queensland Irish Association St Patrick’s Day Eve Dinner /

Mr Bleijie, representing the Leader of the Opposition; Your Honours, past and present, including our President, the Honourable Jeffrey Spender; Lord Mayor; Senator; and other...

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Tattersall’s Club Honorary Members’ Lunch /

President, Honorary Members, ladies and gentlemen. President, I hope I did not presume in requesting the opportunity to speak briefly in response today. I am sure I speak for all...

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Afternoon Reception in Honour of Bond University’s 30th Anniversary /

Chancellor; Vice-Chancellor; Council Members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure for Kaye and me to welcome ‘family and friends’ of Bond University...

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Official Visit to St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School /

Thank you for welcoming Kaye and I so warmly to this special Assembly celebrating International Women’s Day. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Brisbane,...

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