AUSMIN Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country
Good morning to you all, and welcome.
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Fernberg Estate, upon which you will be meeting, the Turrbul and Jaggera people, and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
What a privilege is it to play a role in hosting such an important occasion for our country, here at Queensland’s Government House.
On behalf of the people of this State, to whom this historic house belongs, I wish you productive consultations.
I know what you discuss here will bolster the already strong alliance between Australia and the United States.