Speeches

Address to the Universities Australia conference dinner

Embracing the new freedom: Classical values and new frontiers for Australia’s universities

 Embracing the new freedom: Classical values and new frontiers for Australia’s universities   Address to the Universities Australia conference dinner Wednesday 26 February 2014 **** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY ****   …

Speech to the National Conference of the Independent Education Union of Australia, Canberra

**CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** Good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to attend your second annual national conference and to deliver one of my first speeches as the Minister for Education. The IEU…

Speech - 'Nothing drives better outcomes for our children than high quality teaching'

“Nothing drives better outcomes for our children than high quality teaching.”   Address at the Queensland Media Club   Hon Christopher Pyne MP Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training…

Repatriation of Pemulwuy's Skull

ADJOURNMENT SPEECH House of Representatives Repatriation of Pemulwuy's Skull Tuesday, 25 June 2013 Mr PYNE (Sturt—Manager of Opposition Business) (22:00):  I  have  spoken  in  the  House  before  about my efforts…

Tabling Dyslexia Petition

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESADJOURNMENTPetitions: DyslexiaSPEECHWednesday, 5 June 2013 19:20 As shadow minister for education I firmly believe that there is no shame in a learning disability; the only shame is if…

Speech to Christian Schools Australia National Policy Forum

Christian Schools Australia National Policy Forum 27 May, 2013, Canberra Hon Christopher Pyne MP Federal Member for Sturt Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training Manager of Opposition Business in…

London Declaration Combating Anti-Semitism

I’ve just signed the 2009 London Declaration Combating Anti-Semitism. Recently the University of Sydney was plagued by anti-Israel activists promoting the Boycott Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Activism,…

Speech on NDIS

Speech on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012 - Second Reading

Speech on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012 - Second Reading 13 March 2013 – House of Representatives Mr Pyne (Sturt—Manager of Opposition Business) (18:31): It is a rare thing indeed…

Restoring Faith in the Australian Parliament

‘Restoring Faith in the Australian Parliament’ Address to the Institute of Public Affairs Melbourne Wednesday 30 January 2013   The 43rd Australian Parliament will be dissolved by the Governor-General this…

Improving teacher effectiveness: a reform imperative

Originally appeared in ‘The Australian' on Saturday, 21 July 2012 Improving teacher effectiveness: a reform imperative Over the last decade, Australia’s performance in education has slipped and a number of…

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