Address to the Independent Schools Council of Australia & Assoc of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia National Education Forum

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Address to the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) & Assoc of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) National Education Forum – Schools education policy, state and territory schools funding and the role of the independent school sector 15/03/2016 Simon Birmingham: Thank you, thank you so very much for that welcome. Ladies…

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Speech: National Catholic Education Commission

Simon Birmingham: …You of course in the Catholic sector are a key part of that unique education system, and we’re an important catalyst in helping to develop the system. Overall, our system has performed relatively well, well above the OECD average for a long time. We’ve made great strides in developing a more cohesive education…

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Speech: Cyber Security Challenge awards ceremony

Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for that introduction, and thank you all for coming along today. It's a real delight to be with you. And can I commence by also acknowledging Australia's traditional owners and in particular the Ngunnawal people, the traditional owners of the Canberra region and as Education Minister acknowledge that we continue…

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Speech: Central Queensland University

Simon Birmingham: Thank you very much Michelle for that welcome, it's a real pleasure to be here with Neil and George today, both good friends, both good colleagues in Canberra, and as we just heard from Michelle, both constant advocates for Central Queensland, constant campaigners for this part of the world, and both constantly in…

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Speech – ANU Commencement

Thank you. Thank you very much Marnie for that welcome. I hope not to be a frustrated supporter of the Adelaide Crows this year, but a well motivated one who enjoys many wins. If Ben is here playing the role of Barack Obama and Chris is here as Hillary Clinton, I come to the stage…

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