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Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon to you all — and thank you Peter for that warm welcome. Let me begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet — the Ngunnawal people — and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging.
Thank you Nick for that very warm welcome.And congratulations to IISS for the success of the Shangri-La Dialogue which I had the great fortune to attend in the second day of the job as Minister for Defence.It was a wonderful opportunity for me, very quickly, to meet some of my counterparts.
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I would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today, the Gadigal of the Eora and pay my respects to Elders past and present.
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Good morning, everyone. Thank you for that warm welcome.
It’s great to be here for the opening of the Defence Science Centre — a fabulous new addition to Western Australia’s science and defence industry scene.
Thank you, Michael Shoebridge, for that warm welcome.
Let me begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet – the Ngunnawal people – and pay my respects to their elders past and present.
It is a pleasure to be here at the Australian Financial Review National Security & Intelligence Summit. Today is an opportunity to compare notes, share experiences, and put forward ideas about how Australia will thrive in a volatile region.One of the markers of the age we are living in is the rapid pace of change.
Well what could possibly go wrong having an Army aviator talking to a bunch of submariners? I do note last night the prize that was given for excellence in engineering came from a fellow aviator who also happened to be a test pilot. So perhaps there's a good precedence there.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. It was created back in 1913 to be separate from our two biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne.
It’s cold in winter, hot in summer, and the home of much of our nation’s government and Defence leadership. It’s been my second home for the last twenty-five years when our Parliament is sitting.
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. And let me begin this morning by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, and pay my respects to their elders past, present and future. Let me also thank Aunty Tina for your very informative welcome.
Good morning. I’m honoured to be here today at the National Defence College.
I am keenly aware of the important work you do in preparing the defence and national security leaders of the future.
This is my second visit to your exciting country – my first was in 2015, in my former role as Minister for Education and Training.
Thank you very much for that introduction. It is a great pleasure to address the Lowy Institute this morning.
With a distinguished board, it does us all a great service by stimulating debate and discussion on policy and Australia’s place in the world.
This contribution is particularly valuable on foreign and defence policy.
It’s a pleasure to be here today. CEDA does tremendous work in stimulating debate on a very wide range of economic and social issues. I’m a great supporter and constantly aware of CEDA’s distinguished contributions.
It is a pleasure to be here, in Sydney, at the Pacific 2017 Sea Power Conference.
I’m here to talk about the most exciting and long-term re-capitalisation of the Royal Australian Navy’s maritime capability for decades.
I know this room appreciates the sovereign importance of a sound naval shipbuilding enterprise in Australia.
Let me start by acknowledging the traditional owners on the land on which we meet here at the International Convention Centre this afternoon, and pay my respects to their elders past and present, and also to take the opportunity to thank Uncle Allen Madden for his welcome this morning. You can always rely on Allen for a joke.
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Thanks Gerard, for your introduction and your very warm welcome here again to the Sydney Institute. Let me begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to their elders past and present.