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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Speech: Universities Australia

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Thank you very much Ian. To Professor Ian O’Connor, Vice Chancellor of Griffith University, Gareth Evans, Chancellor at the ANU, fellow Vice-Chancellors present, to my Parliamentary colleagues present – Senator Bridget McKenzie to whom I think we owe enormous credit and probably apologies at this time of the Parliamentary year. Chairing the Senate…

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Speech: University of Newcastle 50th Anniversary

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Thank you so very much Vice-Chancellor Caroline McMillen, to Chancellor Paul Jeans, to my many Parliamentary colleagues who are here including the Shadow Minister Senator Kim Carr, the many alumni of the University of Newcastle amongst those Parliamentary ranks. Ladies and gentlemen, it is wonderful to see a gathering here for a birthday…

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Speech: Deakin University

E&OE… Simon Birmingham: Thank you- thank you very much Professor Jane den Hollander, vice-Chancellor of Deakin University and to David Morgan, the Chancellor for leadership at Deakin University. Ladies and gentlemen it’s wonderful to be with you all, can I acknowledge also [indistinct] to thank you for your welcome to country on behalf of the…

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