AMEP Forum Launch

Subject: (AMEP Forum Launch) E&OE… SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for that introduction and welcome to chilly Canberra, it’s nice and warm in here though and I thank you all very much for being here today to participate in this forum, the Adult Migrant English Program forum. It’s a…

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Marriage Amendment Bill

 I regret that I am not able to be in the Senate to make a contribution to today’s debate on same-sex marriage, but write this article to ensure my views and position are understood.   The reason for my absence from the Senate is perhaps poignant, as I am taking some short leave following the…

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Launch of ACPET Code of Conduct

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Thank you to the ACPET team, to Mel and the board members and representatives of different companies who are present here today. To our hosts from [indistinct] in education, thank you very much for having us here, and for the showcasing of the wonderful work that you do and that you’ll undertake with…

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Triennial Assessment Release

Speech to CEDA Triennial Assessment Launch Monday 20 October 2014, Parliament House, Canberra Thank you to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia and National Water Commission for inviting me to introduce the latest triennial assessment of the National Water Initiative. It's great to be here, announcing the latest triennial assessment and talking to you…

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Murray Darling Association 70th Conference

Speech to the Murray Darling Association 70th Conference Tumut, New South Wales – 15 October 2014 Thank you very much Austin for that welcome, to Mayor Thompson thank you for the warm welcome to Tumut.  This is truly a beautiful, beautiful picturesque town, with a stunning theatre we’re gathered in today.  I was admiring the…

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$206 million Medical and Nursing building sod turning

E&OE… Thank you very much; it’s a pleasure to be here today. Premier, Kate Ellis, Local Member, Vice Chancellor, members of the university council, ladies and gentlemen.  I’m pleased to be representing the Federal Government and in particular Federal Education Minister, Christopher Pyne at this significant event for Adelaide today. Christopher as a South Australian…

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