Archive for Public Speeches

Monday, August 19th, 2013 @ 2:45AM

Address to ACCAN M-Enabling Conference

I would like to respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we meet today, and pay my respects to their elders, past and present. I would also like to extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are present today. There’s…

Saturday, August 10th, 2013 @ 7:31PM

Address to the 2013 Chand Raat Eid Festival, Melbourne

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting, the Wurundjeri people.  I pay my respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Elders from other communities who may be here today.  I am delighted to be here with you this evening to join in…

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 @ 6:37PM

Address to the Technology in Government Summit

National Convention Centre Canberra 25 July 2013 Check Against Delivery Well, thank you very much for that very warm introduction. I often get comments on my CV, but the information in it usually bears little relevance to the subject matter that we’re discussing today. I’d like to respectfully acknowledge, we…

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 @ 4:03PM

Address to the 33rd International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

Check Against Delivery Acknowledgements Deleted. On behalf of the Australian Government, I am delighted to give the welcome address for this, the 33rd International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2013. I regret that I am unable to join you in person this morning, but I am delighted that technology…

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 @ 5:52AM

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2013

Summing up Speech, Senate, Australian Parliament Monday June 24 2013   Check Against Delivery Mr President, I welcome the opportunity the sum up the debate on the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2013 and the subsequent amendments. Following the Woods Review into cycling the Hon James Wood QC recommended…

Monday, May 27th, 2013 @ 10:46AM

Address to Open AIS Coaching And Leadership Centre

Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Canberra 10am Monday 27 2013 Check Against Delivery  [Acknowledgments Deleted] Well, what an exciting time for Australian sport this is. The release of Australia’s Winning Edge last year was a turning point for Australian sport. We signalled a new strategic approach to high performance sport,…

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