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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Wreath-laying Ceremony for the 200th Anniversary of the National Independence Day of Greece /

High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus, Your Excellency Mrs Martha Mavrommati; representing His Grace, Reverend Father Timothy Evangelinidis; Honorary Consul-General of...

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Greek Consular Reception In honour of the 200th Anniversary of Greek National Independence Day /

Premier; Chief Justice; Ministers; Your Excellency, the High Commissioner of Cyprus; Leader of the Opposition; Lord Mayor; MPs; members of the Consular Corps; religious leaders;...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of World Down Syndrome Day /

Member for Southport, Mr Rob Molhoek MP; Down Syndrome Queensland Chairman, Mr David Fuller and fellow Board members; Chief Executive Officer, Mr Darryl Steff; staff and...

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Morning Tea in Support of the Longreach Community /

Mayor, Cr Rayner; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, extending respectful greetings to Elders and emerging...

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Qantas Founders Museum Official Opening of the New Airpark Roof and Luminescent Longreach Light Show /

Minister Hinchliffe; Mayor, Cr Tony Rayner; Qantas Founders Museum Chairman, Mr John Vincent and CEO, Cr Tony Martin; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of the Windorah Community /

 Mayor; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend respectful greetings to Elders and...

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Dinner with the Anglican Church Grammar School /

Chairman and fellow School Council Members; Headmaster; ladies and gentlemen. When Kaye and I arrived at Government House for the very first time as Governor on 29 July 2014, we...

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Queensland Irish Association 2021 Saint Patrick’s Day Eve Dinner /

Premier; Your Excellency the Ambassador of Ireland to Australia; Your Honours; Lord Mayor; Members of Parliament; President of the Queensland Irish Association; Chairman of the...

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Official Visit to St Laurence’s College /

Principal, Mr Leadbetter; distinguished guests; staff, students and supporters of St Laurence’s College. Good morning to you all. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of these...

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Afternoon Reception to Launch the Government House Publication, The Governors of Modern Queensland /

Chief Justice; former Queensland Governors, Leneen Forde, Major-General Peter Arnison, and Dame Quentin Bryce; former Premiers, Mr Rob Borbidge and Mr Campbell Newman; Your...

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