Speech at ACEL 2016 Conference

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at ACEL 2016 Conference 28 September 2016 Well, thank you ladies and gentlemen for that welcome and thank you for the introduction and perhaps most importantly, thank you very much to the conference organisers for facilitating the changing time in schedule for me to be able to be here to speak with…

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Construction commencement for Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine facility at James Cook University

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at construction commencement for Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine facility at James Cook University 6 September 2016 Thank you very much Leanne Harvey the acting chief executive officer of the Australian Research Council for your welcome and ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for coming along today for this very…

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Announcement of the 2017 New Colombo Plan recipients

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at the announcement of the 2017 New Colombo Plan recipients 31 August 2016 Simon Birmingham: Well, thank you very much Emma for that welcome and for your role in MCing today and providing a real demonstration to all those assembled here of the calibre and quality of New Colombo Plan- Plan participants,…

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Opening address to the ACPET 2016 National Conference

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Opening address to the ACPET National Conference 2016 25 August 2016 Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much, Mel, for that welcome and I acknowledge you as the Chair of ACPET and previous chairs of ACPET who are gathered here today, your international guests; it’s always a delight to have international visitors attending these conferences…

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Speech to ADC Education Summit, Melbourne

E&OE TRANSCRIPT 12/08/2016 Simon Birmingham: Thanks Ian for that introduction. Always a pleasure when somebody goes back and looks at your maiden speech especially when it’s a speech given almost 10 years ago and with a tiny element of trepidation when you’re sitting in the audience and somebody says they’re about to quote from it.…

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NCRIS Agility Fund grants announcement

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: …Australia’s Chief Scientist and the Victorian of the Year, welcome to South Australia, Alan, and thank you for the outstanding work you are doing as our chief scientist and in particular to the members of the research infrastructure working group, the expert working group who are here with you today, thank you to…

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