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  • 60th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

    Saturday, 14 September 2019

    Your Royal Highness, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we gather this evening, the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, who have been custodians of this land for some 60,000 to 65,000 years....

  • Special Olympics Australia Signature Dinner

    Friday, 6 September 2019

    I am delighted to be here this evening on the traditional land of the Cammaraygal People of the Eora Nation and to pay my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. I am also honoured to be here to support...

  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Presentation

    Tuesday, 23 July 2019

    I would like to pay my respects to the traditional owners of the land on which we gather, the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, who have nurtured and sustained this land for tens of thousands of years. I acknowledge their...

  • 90th Birthday of Women's Pioneer Society of Australia

    Thursday, 18 July 2019

    As Patron, I am delighted to welcome you to Government House on this special birthday occasion - the 90th Anniversary of the Women’s Pioneer Society of Australasia. In welcoming you, I acknowledge our traditional owners and custodians on the land on...

  • Sounds of Australia: Gondwana World Choral Festival Opening Gala Performance

    Monday, 15 July 2019

    I am delighted to be asked to speak on this occasion on which we come together to listen to this evening’s gala concert and, in future days, to the beautiful voices of our World Choirs uplifted to the sails of...

  • Swearing-In Speech

    Thursday, 2 May 2019

    Premier, Chief Justice, Ministers, Your Honours, Distinguished Guests all I pay my respects to the Gadigal of the Eora Nation and to their Elders, past and present, and especially to Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples present here today. It is a...

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