National Catholic Education Conference

Good morning ladies and gentlemen and yes, I am the Minister. Thank you Ross for that warm welcome, thank you for recalling my pre-politics life working in Australia’s wine industry and gathered here as I am at the National Catholic Education conference I thought I might start by acknowledging not just all of those many…

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SPEECH AND Q & A TO THE EDUCATION NATION CONFERENCE

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Can I start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and all of Australia’s indigenous people and as Australia’s Education Minister I particularly acknowledge that we continue to learn much more about the traditional knowledge of our indigenous people and learn much from it and to of course build…

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Speech – MAYO INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Thanks Jamie and thanks everyone for coming along today. Jamie gave me a call a couple of weeks ago and said “there is a bit of interest in some of my independent schools about education policy and where the government is going, would you be able to come and do a round table, chat…

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Speech: Emmaus College Opening

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: It is a real pleasure to be able to be with you all for this celebration of the new facilities within your school which, of course, provides a real opportunity to celebrate all that enlivens your school and all that your school achieves and gives to you as students who pass through here and…

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Address to the Knowledge Nation summit

Thank you very much, it’s great to be with you at the Knowledge Nation Summit, and to share a few thoughts from the Education portfolio’s perspective, following on I understand from my colleague Mr Pyne’s contribution this morning.  I’m a happy father of two wonderful little girls, a three year old and a five year…

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