2015 Menzies Oration: Australia – a knowledge future?
On Tuesday 8 September I gave the 2015 Menzies Oration at the University of Melbourne where I spoke about innovation and building a high-technology future for Australia. You can read a copy of my speech here.
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ANU – a smoke free zone
To mark World No Tobacco Day on Sunday 31 May, I am announcing the University has decided to go smoke free from the start of second semester on July 20.
Time to move to a post-carbon world
Just over a week ago, The Australian National University decided to sell shares worth approximately $16 million in seven companies, representing just 1 per cent of our investment portfolio, and a fraction of the market worth of the companies involved, which has sparked an extraordinary reaction.
Last week the University Council agreed to commence divestment of stocks in seven companies following an independent review of ANU domestic equities.
Imagining an Australia built on the brilliance of our people
Higher education and research in Australia is at a cross-road. It is time for us to make choices about what we want for our country and what we want for future generations. Time to make choices about the future of our universities.
Fee Deregulation Debate
Six months ago Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt delivered a public lecture at University House where he outlined his vision for ANU.