Name:  Brendan Nelson MP

Bio: Federal Education Minister

The Vision of Education – Higher Education Reform – 10th April 2002

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.14 No.2 in 2002 (pages 73-82)

Drugs – The Doctor’s Dilemma – 27th April 1999

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.11 No.2 in 1999 (pages 133-146)

Higher Education – The Challenge

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.17 No.2 in 2005 (pages 111-119)

As federal Education Minister, Dr Brendan Nelson has left his mark on the Australian University and higher education system. Addressing The Sydney Institute on Thursday 14 April 2005, Dr Nelson spoke of the need for Australia to “challenge the façade that says that all of our universities are the same”. Advocating flexibility in the definition of what a university should be, Brendan Nelson argued that excellence in the university sector could only come with a willingness on the part of university administrators to not only collaborate with each other but also to be commercially astute.