2019 Speeches

SPEECH Opening keynote at Techtonic – The National Summit on Artificial Intelligence

** Check against delivery ** I’m so thrilled to be here to officially open Techtonic – the inaugural national summit on artificial intelligence. I saw the need for an event like this to bring together key AI stakeholders from around the country, as we look to build a strong AI ecosystem in Australia, and maximise the benefits of AI for all Austra... read more »

SPEECH Liberal Party Federal Council - Canberra

** Check against delivery ** Ladies, gentlemen, colleagues and friends, it’s a special honour to be asked to speak today.  We share a unique sense of occasion as we gather this year and commemorate 75 years since our party was formed under the unifying leadership of the great Sir Robert Menzies. 75 years of shared belief. Belief in i... read more »

SPEECH - Address to the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia - Sydney

Thank you for your kind invitation to participate in the Chamber’s Meet the Minister Series. For many years the Chamber has been at the forefront of promoting trade and investment between our countries. So many businesses owe their success to this Chamber and the contacts, advice and insider knowledge it provides. I‘d like to start by saying som... read more »

SPEECH - AI Group's industry meets Canberra, Parliament House

It’s great to be with you this morning. Now I’m conscious of the fact we’re going straight from this speech into a Q & A, which I’m sure we will all find more valuable, so I plan to keep this as tight as possible. A defining trait of our modern world is its increasing complexity, with several global forces competing to shape the world economy... read more »

CRC Association Annual Conference - Adelaide

** Check against delivery **It’s great to be with you on the last day of your conference and I thank you for the opportunity.Looking at this year’s program, I have no doubt you’ve had a terrific couple of days networking and sharing ideas.Year after year, your association has lived by its credo, “bringing knowledge&nbs... read more »

ADC Forum Australian Leadership Retreat – Gold Coast

** Check against delivery **Ladies and gentlemen, it’s great to be here today, and I thank the ADC Forum for inviting me to speak to you.How fitting that one of my first speeches since being sworn back in as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology is at my home, the Gold Coast.This portfolio is at the c... read more »

Science and Technology Australia President & CEO Forum – Sydney

** Check against delivery **Ladies and gentlemen, it’s great to be here, and I would like to thank STA for the kind invitation.This is a great opportunity for us to come together to share insights into Australia’s great science and technology sectors.As many of you would know, I am an engineer.... read more »

Launch of Sea World–Griffith University Partnership – Gold Coast

** Check against delivery **It’s great to be back here, this time for the launch of the partnership between Griffith University and Sea World.The last time I was here, I had my previous ministerial cap on—that of vocational education and skills.During that visit, I announced a program to help apprentices develop their skill... read more »
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