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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Consensus GreenTech and Software Awards

E&OE… Thank you very much Peter, to Julie and the team from Consensus, Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s a pleasure to be with you today. A little later then I intended but I am pleased to hear the event is running to time. It’s a pleasure to be with you today for the Consensus GreenTech awards…

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National Irrigation Conference

Speech – National Irrigation Conference Gold Coast, 3 June 2014 Thanks very much Simon for that introduction, to the President of Irrigation Australia Limited Ian, to all of those attending, thank you for your cooperation and perseverance with the schedule changes this morning, I spent a delightful 45 minutes or so circling above Brisbane airport before coming…

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OzWater Conference

Speech – OzWater Conference Brisbane, 30 April 2014   **Check against delivery **   [Greetings] Water reform in Australia has been an ongoing pursuit for policy makers. However the past ten years has seen the most significant reform occur. We are now just shy of a decade since the National Water Initiative document was signed…

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Kakadu must thrive

OPINION PIECE Published Northern Territory News, Saturday Extra NATURAL landscapes like Uluru and Kakadu remain icons of Australia, as well as major drawcards for domestic and international visitors. This week Territory documentary Kakadu, showcasing some of the best of the Northern Territory, won a top gong at New York's best television and film night. The filmmakers…

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Enabling, Efficient & Effective Environmental Management

Speech to The Sydney Institute Podcast Link 16 April 2014 Enabling, Efficient & Effective Environmental Management Modern day environmental debate is too often presented as a crude choice between the environment and the economy. However, as those of both liberal and conservative outlook appreciate, the two are mutually co-dependent. A well-managed environment sustains our economy,…

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