SHRILL VOICES OVER RAMSAY GIFT UNDERMINE WHAT THEY CLAIM TO CHERISH

There has been much excitement in these pages over the past few weeks as the self-appointed defenders of all that is good rage against the temerity of universities in insisting on their intellectual sovereignty by applying long-held standards of rigour and objectivity.

These heroic culture warriors insist that universities are wrong to maintain their independence from a donor’s preferences on content, direction and staffing of a funded program.

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SPEECH TO THE ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR ROBOTIC VISION LAUNCH: A ROBOTICS ROADMAP FOR AUSTRALIA.

SPEECH TO THE ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR ROBOTIC VISION LAUNCH: A ROBOTICS ROADMAP FOR AUSTRALIA.
 
PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA
 
MONDAY, 18 JUNE 2018
 
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ADDRESS TO SCIENCE MEETS PARLIAMENT

ADDRESS TO SCIENCE MEETS PARLIAMENT

CANBERRA

WEDNESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2018 

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ADDRESS TO THE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES

ADDRESS TO THE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES

CANBERRA


Thursday, 7 DECEMBER 2017

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BUILDING A NEW FUTURE FOR AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURING

Good morning, and thank you for the invitation to address your Industry Leaders Forum once again.

I wish to acknowledge the chair of the Australian Food and Grocery Council board, Mr Clive Stiff, the chief executive, Ms Tanya Barden, and board members.

When I spoke at this gathering two years ago, I talked about the dismantling of innovation and industry assistance programs established under the former Labor Government.

On this occasion I want to remind you of Labor’s approach to innovation and in particular, industry policy.

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BEYOND THE HOLDEN SHUTDOWN

Good afternoon, and thank you for asking me to contribute to this discussion of what the future holds for SA, and indeed, the nation.

At a time like this it takes courage to look ahead with confidence.

We all know what the automotive industry, and Holden in particular, has meant for this state.

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Speech to Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry reception

Speech to Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry reception

WHY INNOVATION IS IMPORTANT

MYOB, Richmond, Victoria

16 March 2017

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SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER – AUSTRALIAN YOUNG LABOR CONFERENCE

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER – AUSTRALIAN YOUNG LABOR CONFERENCE 


CANBERRA

5 FEBRUARY 2017 

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Good morning, and thank you for inviting me to speak to you.

I especially thank the organisers of this conference, including your National President, Ben Rillo, Senior Vice-President, Josh Gilligan, and National Secretary, Josh Orchard.

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SCIENCE MEETS BUSINESS

SCIENCE MEETS BUSINESS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AUSTRALIA

MELBOURNE

MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2016

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Good morning, and thank you for inviting me to speak to you on behalf of the Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten.

I want to put forward for your consideration three obstacles impeding the way the political system deals with science, research and innovation policy.

These are the increasing alienation of many people from mainstream politics; the effect of Budget cuts; and a narrow, counter-productive emphasis on commercialisation of research.

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IN DEFENCE OF BASIC RESEARCH

 

IN DEFENCE OF BASIC RESEARCH 

Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities annual conference

University of Tasmania

Hobart

Friday 2 September 2016

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