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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

8 November 2022

Afternoon Tea for Gidget Foundation Australia, Admiralty House

5 November 2022

Presentation Parade, Banner of Queen Elizabeth The Second, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery, Victoria Barracks, Paddington, NSW

21 October 2022

Closing Ceremony, 2022 Special Olympics, Australia National Games, Launceston, Tasmania

18 October 2022

Launch of 2022 National Carers' Week, Government House

11 October 2022

Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program, 40th Anniversary Reception, Government House

6 October 2022

St Vincent’s Curran Foundation Annual Spring Reception, Royal Sydney Golf Club, Rose Bay

22 September 2022

National Memorial Service in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Second, Parliament House, Canberra ACT

22 September 2022

'A global grief for the Queen that has defied belief'

18 September 2022

Commemorative Luncheon in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Second, Australia House, London, United Kingdom

14 September 2022

Call with His Majesty The King

9 September 2022

Statement on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen

9 September 2022

Address to the Nation on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Government House

9 September 2022

The passing of Her Majesty The Queen

8 September 2022

State Lunch in honour of His Excellency Dr José Ramos-Horta, President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Government House

7 September 2022

Australian Sports Medal Presentation Ceremony for the 2022 Australian Commonwealth Games Team, Government House

6 September 2022

Presentation of Honours to 1st Signal Regiment, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, Brisbane

5 September 2022

Launch of National Child Protection Week 2022, Government House

1 September 2022

25th Anniversary Reception for the Fire Protection Association Australia, Admiralty House

31 August 2022

National Wattle Day event, Government House

29 August 2022

5th Anniversary Reception for Plastic Oceans Australasia, Government House