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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Launch of the Queensland Science Network /

President of the Royal Society of Queensland, Doctor Geoff Edwards, Queensland Chief Scientist, Professor Paul Bertsch, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I begin by...

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Reception in honour of the official birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II /

Minister of the State, the Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe, representing our Premier; Ministers of the State the Honourable Mick de Brenni and the Honourable Di Farmer; former 24th...

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Official Opening of the 30th Hungerford Field Day /

Good afternoon to the nine residents of Hungerford and their compatriots and I would like to acknowledge the official guests: Shadow Minister for Local Government and Member for...

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Royal Historical Society of Queensland Queensland Day Dinner /

I thank the Royal Historical Society of Queensland for this opportunity to present a few observations on the extensive regional travel that Kaye and I have undertaken in this...

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Official Opening of the 48th State Conference of the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (Queensland) /

Elected Representatives, Charters Towers Mayor Liz Schmidt; Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association Patron, Mrs Patricia Mitchell OAM, Federal President, Mrs Wendy Hick, and...

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Opening of the ADC Australian Leadership Retreat 2019 /

Ambassadors, High Commissioner, Federal Minister for Government Services and the National Disability Insurance Scheme Stuart Robert, International and Australian Davos members,...

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Reception in support of World MS Day /

Chair and Board members of MS Queensland, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted you could join us to mark World MS Day here at Fernberg, your...

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Vietnamese Alumni Lunch /

Deputy Head of Mission, Justin Baguley, distinguished guests, Queensland alumni. Kaye and I are delighted to have the opportunity of meeting you during this, my first official...

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Reception hosted by Australian Ambassador to Vietnam /

Ambassador, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It has been my great honour to visit Vietnam this week and gain insights into Australia’s relationship with this...

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Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Griffith University and University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is my great pleasure to be here today to observe the signing of this memorandum of understanding between the University of Medicine...

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