Speech at CTLab opening, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at CTLab opening, Canberra 7/11/2016 Simon Birmingham: Thank you very much Brian, the Vice Chancellor. It’s wonderful to be back here at the Australian National University. It’s always a delight to visit Australia’s National University and the one university that, as Federal Minister for Education and Training, I don’t just have the…

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Australian International Education Conference

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Simon Birmingham: Thank you for that very warm welcome. Yes indeed, whilst you were all at the big night of the conference last night, with the big band, I was in the big setting of Senate Estimates, so I suspect there’s every chance that most of you had an even later night than…

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Speech at launch University of Wollongong’s plans for Molecular Horizons: a Centre for Molecular and Life Sciences

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at launch University of Wollongong’s plans for Molecular Horizons: a Centre for Molecular and Life Sciences  19/10/2016 [Inaudible] And for all that you do for the University of Wollongong but for the promotion of Australia’s $19 billion dollar international education sector more generally. And I really do look forward absolutely to working…

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Speech to Australian Principals Federation AGM

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech to Australian Principals Federation AGM 13/10/2016 07:00PM Simon Birmingham: Thank you very much Rob, for that introduction, your kind introduction, following on from Julie’s kind introduction and impassioned words. It’s wonderful to be with you tonight. It’s always wonderful to be introduced as a former director of the Winemakers’ Federation when you’re…

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Speech to Drama Australia’s National Symposium

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech to Drama Australia’s National Symposium 30 September 2016 Simon Birmingham: Thank you. Thank you John for that welcome and ladies and gentlemen, thank you for choosing to have your symposium on a Friday afternoon in my home city of Adelaide … [laughter] … it makes for a wonderful opportunity for me to…

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Speech to French Synergies Conference

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech to French Synergies Conference 30/09/16 Simon Birmingham: Thank you Collette and bonjour [speaks French] I won’t subject you to my French. They say that somebody who can speak three languages is trilingual and somebody who can speak two languages is bilingual, unfortunately today you have standing before you somebody who can only…

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