Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Condolence Speech –  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Australian Senate   Friday, 23rd September 2022   On the death of Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth … we give thanks for her truly remarkable life. Of the countless words describing the life and legacy of…

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Restoring Territory Rights Bill 2022

5 September 2022 Second Reading – Restoring Territory Rights Bill 2022 I rise to join this debate on the Restoring Territory Rights Bill 2022, a bill that, across the major parties, is quite rightly a free or conscience vote in its consideration. I rise to join Senator Gallagher in supporting this bill. The bill for…

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Mikhail Gorbachev

5 September 2022 Senate Motion – Condolences I rise in support of the motion moved by the Leader of the Government in the Senate and to associate the coalition parties with the words and sentiments expressed by the Leader of the Government in the Senate. There can be no doubt that Mikhail Gorbachev was one…

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First anniversary of the fall of Kabul

5 September 2022 Senate Motion – Afghanistan I rise to also speak in support of the motion noting the first anniversary of the fall of Kabul, a motion which I am pleased to co-sponsor with the Leader of the Government in the Senate and Senator Payman, for whom this motion brings extremely personal reflections. I…

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Webinar address to American Chamber of Commerce in Australia: National Security and Business Series

Topics: AUKUS: Business opportunities beyond submarines 09/12/2021 10:00AM AEST   Simon Birmingham: It has been an incredibly exciting time in terms of the Australia-US relationship Now, I know the theme that I’ve been throwing today is AUKUS and the business opportunity potential beyond submarines. But I think it is important, firstly to note, the importance…

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CFO Live, The Australian Financial Review 2021

Introduction   Thank you Michael Stutchbury, the Editor-in-chief of the Financial Review and to the Fin for hosting this event. I’m so sorry I’m not there with you all in person this morning but I’m thrilled to be joining you. Particularly for CFO Live. CFOs the quiet achievers in successful business organisation right around the…

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20th Anniversary Tonkin Dinner Address

Thank you very much, James, and firstly to Peter Tonkin, thank you to you and to your mum Prue and to your siblings, your family, for having shared your Dad with our grateful state. But of course, also for providing this outstanding platform for 20 years now, enabling the Young Liberals to bring together fellow Liberals and…

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2020 Annual Investment Statement

2020 Annual Investment Statement 11 December 2020   Acknowledgements   Well thank you very much Frances for those kind words of introduction.   I may have driven the Department and the Agencies during my time in this portfolio – hopefully not driven you too crazy in that time.   Can I thank you for all…

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