Address at the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science Dinner

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, fellow parliamentarians, members of the science and research communities, and to our teachers and our students. It’s my great pleasure to join you tonight in recognising the achievements of the very best of Australian scientists, innovators and science educators. I couldn’t agree more with the Prime Minister about the vital role…

Address to the AFR National Innovation Summit

Doltone House, Sydney ** Check against delivery ** Introduction Thank you Joanne [Joanne Gray, Editor, BOSS, AFR] for that introduction. Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-Chief, The Australian Financial Review; my fellow keynote speakers; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It’s my great pleasure to address the inaugural AFR Innovation Summit. Let me start with a simple proposition –…

Address to the 12th Annual Resource Industry Conference and Trade Expo

Port Pirie, South Australia ** Check against delivery ** Introduction I am delighted to be here today at South Australia’s premier resource industry conference. The Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio is fundamentally about providing people, businesses and communities with the best chance to ensure job security and to create jobs. Both of which are key…

Address to the National Research and Innovation Alliance

Address to the National Research and Innovation Alliance Australian Academy of Science ** Check against delivery ** Introduction I’m honoured to be here today to speak with you, our nation’s preeminent science leaders. I want to thank you for your ongoing leadership and support for Australian science, and for the work you do to place Australian…