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Speech at the Australia Day 2019 Honours Investiture Ceremonies

First, I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land upon which we are gathering and pay my respects to their elders past and present and to any elders here with us today

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Speech at the Latrobe Civic Reception

First, I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we are gathering.

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Australia Day Reception

'Australia Day gives us the opportunity to count all those blessings.'
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Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony

'In modern Australia, in 2019, as we see a gathering of a crowd that comes from all these lands, we can feel pride.'
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Tribute to Sisto Malaspina

'There could be no greater epitaph for him than that he gave so much happiness to so many people.'
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Remembrance Day 2018

'Exactly 100 years ago today, a war that saw the loss of more than 62,000 Australians – almost 20,000 Victorians amongst them – finally ended.'
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RSL Remembrance Day Reception for the 100th Anniversary of Armistice

'The Governor-General sent a message to Parliament, in which he spoke of the ‘share of heat and burden’ borne by Australian troops.'
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Order of Australia Bravery Awards

'We are mindful today that this is an occasion of celebration, but also one to recognise the swell of mixed emotions in the room.'
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2019 Victorian Australian of the Year Awards

Thank you for all that you have done towards a strong Victoria, but also towards a strong, clever, more caring and compassionate nation.
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Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2018

'As every area of civic and community life in Victoria is touched by some element of multiculturalism, every Victorian is touched by your generosity.'
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Citizenship Ceremony

'Almost half of us in Victoria were born overseas or, like me, had one parent born overseas. It makes this State a wonderful portrait of diversity.'
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The Official Opening of the New Annexe at the Parliament of Victoria

'This building is, as yet, empty of history. It adjoins buildings and chambers of great historical significance, but it is just a blank page.'
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