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.
It’s a pleasure to be able to give the keynote address at the Australian Business Defence Industry’s Sovereign Industry Capabilities seminar today.
It gives me an opportunity to acknowledge the importance of the efforts of ABDI as an advocate for Australia’s defence industry and capability.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen and thank you for the invitation to be here this evening. Let me first acknowledge that this event is being held on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal people and I pay my respects to their elders past and present.
It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to address CEDA’s thirty-eighth State of the Nation conference.
I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the work you do to promote policy debate across the country.
Today I want to outline the Australian Government’s defence industry policy agenda.
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Thank you Margaret and good morning ladies and gentlemen.
Let me begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Ngunnawal people, and pay my respect to their elders past and present.
It’s a pleasure to be here at such an important gathering of representatives of government, business and the military – and at such an important showcase of technological excellence and innovation.
It is a particular pleasure to be back in the United Arab Emirates so soon.
It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity this afternoon to address the Menzies Research Centre – an institution with a unique role; to both honour the thinking of Sir Robert Menzies, the founder of the Liberal Party, and to continue to explore and develop the principles and philosophies he bought to politics that not only saw him become our natio
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
Let me begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which me meet and pay my respect to their elders past and present.
There are a number of distinguished guests here today but could I acknowledge:
Thank you very much for your warm welcome today.
It’s a great pleasure to be addressing such an influential force in the world of ideas – one associated with so many high-powered figures.
It’s also a pleasure to be discussing defence in the United Kingdom, our oldest ally.
I am delighted to be here today in my home town of Adelaide to address you as the first Minister for Defence Industry.
Today, I would like to outline Defence’s strategic priorities and discuss the critical importance of a capable, innovative, strong and sovereign defence industry to the nation’s national security.
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and thank you very much for the invitation to be here today. Let me first acknowledge that this event is being held on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal people and pay my respect to their elders past and present.
Thank you very much Rob to you and to everyone gathered here this morning, thank you very much for that comprehensive introduction. It’s a great pleasure to be here at the National Defense Industrial Association Conference and it’s serendipitous that the quadrilateral will be meeting here while I’m also in Washington.
We stand here in this place to mark the sacrifice, the resolve and the bravery of the men who died for us.
We remember them through their story, a story that we carry as their descendants.
We have travelled here to pay our respects to the first Anzacs and to those who follow them.