Selected Speeches and Messages
Biennial Luncheon of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NSW) in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Monday, 7 February 2022
Thank you, Mr President and Mr Speaker. Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura. Thank you for the opportunity to mark this important occasion, the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen of Australia, in this, the home of the first Parliament of the...
Ceremonial Tree Planting and Garden Reception in Honour of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Saturday, 5 February 2022
Yvonne, thank you for your warm Welcome to Country. And thank you to the Koomurri Dancers – of all ages! – for your special contribution to this ceremony. I acknowledge the Gadigal, the Traditional Owners of the land on which Government...
Ceremony for the Appointment of Commissioner Karen Webb APM
Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Thank you, Aunty Donna (Morgan), for your beautiful Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country. [#_ftn1] In the language of the Gadigal, the land on which Government House stands: ‘Bujari Gamurruwa’. ‘Hello’, to each and every one of you. Thank you, Mr Jones, ...
Launch of Gender and Learning in Rwanda
Monday, 31 January 2022
Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura In the language of the Gadigal people, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather, I pay my respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Most of us in the room today will remember...
WugulOra Morning Ceremony
Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Bujari Gamarruwa Diyn Babana, Gamarada Gadigal Ngura Thank you, Yvonne, for your Welcome to Country. I acknowledge Traditional Owners and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging of the First Nations of our State. Premier, Ministers, to all here this morning...
Salute to Australia and Citizenship Ceremony
Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana, Gamarada Gadigal Ngura In the language of the Gadigal people, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather, I pay my respects to you, Yvonne, for your Welcome to Country and to Gadigal Elders, past, present...
NSW Police Attestation Parade of Class 350
Friday, 3 December 2021
I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land and pay my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here this morning. Premier, Ministers, Mr Mark Taylor,[#_ftn1] Mrs Wendy...
Unveiling of the Foundation Stone Plaque to mark the 160th Anniversary of the City of Parramatta
Saturday, 27 November 2021
Today’s ceremony, marking the 160th anniversary of the proclamation of the Municipality of Parramatta, is about connection: connection to country, connection to history, connection to community, connection with each other. Archaeological records show that this was a place of visitation by...
Inaugural Living Stories Western Sydney Writing Prize
Monday, 28 June 2021
Thank you Michael, Professor Ewing and Margaret. Dennis and I are honoured, as joint Patrons of WestWords, to participate in this prize giving ceremony and book launch, that is a celebration of the creativity and diversity of Western Sydney. In the foreword...
Women of Achievement Luncheon - Black & White Committee
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura.[#_ftn1] Gathered here on Gadigal land, I pay my respects to Elders, past, present and emerging - and First Nations’ people here present. Thank you for the invitation to open this 35th Women of Achievement luncheon...