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posted by The Honourable Christopher Pyne MP, Sep 23, 2016
At the recent GAP Summit the Honourable Christopher Pyne MP spoke about his new role as Minister for Defence Industries and how it is impacted by the innovation agenda.
I would like to acknowledge of course the Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull and Lucy Turnbull, my parliamentary colleague Anthony Roberts, my ministerial colleague and my former colleague, Philip Ruddock, and I think Arthur Sinodinos is also here. Yes, welcome to you, Arthur; obviously the Cabinet Secretary. To Brian Schmidt, I think our only Nobel Prize winner in the room at the moment. Not one of the ones that we count for South Australia. Out of the 15 Nobel Prize winners that Australia has produced, five of them are actually from South Australia. I'd rather be responsible for Nobel Prize winners than coffee houses, but I notice that that has become the vignette of the evening, and of course Adelaide is actually the acknowledged capital of coffee in Australia. Anyone who's been to Adelaide knows that. We created Cibo, we created Rio Coffee, and I have to say Sydney coffee is not nearly as good as Melbourne or Adelaide. It's just a fact of life.
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