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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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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