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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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 at Logan City Council Administration Centre, Logan

Luncheon With Logan City Council Staff

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a great honour to join you all today.  

I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Logan, and extend respectful greetings to Elders and emerging leaders.

This very Administration Centre in which we gather was originally opened in 1981 by my predecessor Governor, Sir James Ramsay.

He said at the time, he saw the facility as “a point of identity for the new city and a impetus to your community to pull together – at the neighboourhood, commercial and public level – to pursue the development and welfare of the city as a unified community.”

It is wonderful to see that legacy fulfilled, and fed by several significant expansions to this precinct, including your stellar Art Gallery and Entertainment Centre.

As Governor of Queensland, I take great interest in the workings of our 77 local government institutions. Following today’s meeting with the Administrator and Logan City Council staff, I have personally been briefed by 68 of them.

My purpose in being here today is twofold: to understand the impact of Administration on Logan City Council; and, significantly, to thank the Interim Management Committee and Council staff for your efforts.

Logan is an indispensable part of our State identity. 

I know the advancement of this great City is a cause very close to your hearts – as it is to mine, as Governor of all of Queensland.

I wish you all the very best as continue to deliver the services upon which the people of Logan depend. Thank you, I look forward to meeting many more of you over lunch.