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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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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