Speeches and articles

Professor Iain Martin regularly contributes towards public debates on matters that affect the university. Find out about our positions on policy, education and other matters of public interest.

Speeches and articles

Launch of the Deakin Indigenous Strategy 2023–28 (13 February, 2023)

Speech to launch the Deakin Indigenous Strategy 2023–28
Online delivery, event at Deakin Downtown, Melbourne
13 February, 2023

Read the speech (PDF, 162KB)

The skills gap is one of the most urgent issues facing Australia (15 June, 2022)

Opinion article published in The Australian newspaper
15 June, 2022

Read the article (PDF, 148KB)

Navigating the foreign country of our past to realise a better future (28 April, 2021)

Opening speech at the 2021 Humanitarian Leadership Conference
Online delivery, virtual event based in Melbourne, Australia
28 April, 2021

Read the speech (PDF, 185KB)

Deakin University: ‘Living Lab’ and leader for a carbon neutral future (20 April, 2021)

Speech at the official launch of the Deakin Renewable Energy Microgrid
Microgrid site, Deakin University Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
20 April, 2021

Read the speech (PDF, 187KB)

Adaptive leadership and managing in a global crisis (30 November, 2020)

Speech at the graduation ceremony of the Defence and Strategic Studies course
Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), Canberra
30 November, 2020

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Innovative education for the jobs of the future: Higher education’s role in a post-COVID world (26 October, 2020)

Speech for the Nationwide University Network in Indonesia (NUNI)
Online delivery in Australia, event based in Jakarta, Indonesia
26 October, 2020

Read the speech (PDF, 200KB)

Alfred Deakin's Legacy 100 years on (28 October, 2019)

Speech on the occasion of the 100 year anniversary of Alfred Deakin’s death
Deakin Downtown, Melbourne
28 October, 2019

Read the speech (PDF, 187KB)