Q & A, Australian Financial Review’s Higher Education Summit

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Topics: Higher education funding 30 August 2017 Question: Minister, Joanna Mather from the Financial Review. The university sector has a very strong union and we’ve seen a fairly dramatic development in terms of Murdoch’s enterprise agreement being axed. Tell me, what barrier has industrial relations been to universities becoming more efficient as I…

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Speech at Teach for Australia event

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at Teach for Australia event, Parliament House 15/08/2017   Simon Birmingham:     Well thanks, thanks very much, Peter, for that kiss of death.   All those interviews with you that I’ve survived so far over the years, and now of course just in innocuous circumstances of introducing me in your speech you go…

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Address to Ai Group’s Industry Meets Canberra event

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Address to Ai Group’s Industry Meets Canberra event 09/08/2017 03:05PM Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much, Innes, for that welcome. It’s wonderful to be with you today, to be here at the AI Group discussions, and firstly, to really pay tribute to AI Group for its long-term, policy involvement, engagement, leadership in relation to…

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Speech to open Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech to open Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre 02/08/2017 3:20PM Simon Birmingham: Vice-chancellor, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, all – thank you very much for the opportunity to join you here today for the opening of this incredible facility. Lynn, thank you very much for your welcome to country, for your lovely gift.…

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Catholic Education of WA Conference Q+A

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Conference – CEWA 31 July 2017 Moderator: When we picked up The Australian paper today, front page there was an article about the fractured relationship between the Government and Catholic parents and Catholic educators. Tim Dodd wrote in the Financial Review this morning an article about explaining the $1.1 billion funding shortfall to…

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Speech to Parent Engagement Conference, Melbourne

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech to Parent Engagement Conference, Melbourne 07/06/2017 08:30AM Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much Steve for that warm welcome, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the chance to be with you. What a wonderful video with which to start the day and don’t we all aspire to be called the “Ace Master” as one…

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