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Media and Speeches

The Governor-General and/or Mrs Hurley speak at the majority of the events that they attend and a selection of speeches is published below. This is not a representation of all of the Governor-General’s speeches or remarks. To get a more holistic sense of the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley’s program, you can view a daily program here or follow the Governor-General on Facebook or Instagram

28 September 2020

Opening of the National Archives of Australia National Office, Parkes ACT

7 September 2020

National Child Protection Week launch, Canberra

31 August 2020

Legacy Week National Launch, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

14 August 2020

British High Commission Commemorative Service for the 75th anniversary of peace in the Indo-Pacific, Canberra

12 August 2020

Ordinary Seaman Edward 'Teddy' Sheean

10 July 2020

Centenary of Rotary in Australia - Baton Launch

22 June 2020

Launch [virtual] of Australian Institute of Health & Safety National Health & Safety Conference

21 June 2020

2020 Australian Antarctic Medal

8 June 2020

Queen's Birthday 2020 Honours List

25 April 2020

Soldier On - Anzac Day Commemorative Address [via video]

24 April 2020

Launch [virtual] of 'The Forgotten', Government House

12 March 2020

Cancellation of Government House Open Day

4 March 2020

Cure Cancer reception, Admiralty House

26 February 2020

State Lunch in honour of His Excellency Mr Reuven Rivlin, President of the State of Israel, Government House

20 February 2020

Launch of Anti-Slavery Housing Project, Potts Point, Sydney

18 February 2020

40th anniversary of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, Old Parliament House, Canberra

9 February 2020

State Lunch in honour of His Excellency Mr Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, Government House

28 January 2020

Governor-General's XI and Indian Women's Cricket Team morning tea, Admiralty House

26 January 2020

Australia Day 2020 National Address

19 January 2020

75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz