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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

27 November 2020

New Colombo Plan 2021 Scholarships Awards Presentation Ceremony, Canberra [virtual event]

26 November 2020

Launch of 'For Gallantry: Australians awarded the George Cross and the Cross of Valour', Australian War Memorial, Canberra

26 November 2020

Project Independence Reception, Government House

25 November 2020

Children's Cancer Institute Reception, Admiralty House

19 November 2020

Investiture of Ms Ruth Dhurrkay SC, community of Galiwinku on Elcho Island, East Arnhem Land

12 November 2020

Australian Cancer Research Foundation Reception, Government House

6 November 2020

Launch of 'The economic impact of stroke in Australia, 2020' report [virtual event]

5 November 2020

Australian Mental Health Prize Ceremony [virtual event]

30 October 2020

Morning Tea to celebrate 'The Year of the Nurse and Midwife', Government House

29 October 2020

ACT Mental Health Month Awards Ceremony, Watson ACT

28 October 2020

Launch of the Bravery Trek, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

27 October 2020

Reception in recognition of UN Day, Government House

27 October 2020

Foster and Kinship Carer Morning Tea, Government House

14 October 2020

Launch of National Carers Week, Government House

13 October 2020

60th Anniversary of The Smith Family's VIEW Clubs of Australia, Government House

6 October 2020

Launch [virtual] of the Parliamentary Friends of Pain Management Group, and Painaustralia Morning Tea, Canberra

29 September 2020

National Police Remembrance Day Service, Parkes ACT

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