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Boardroom Lunch with the Hon. Dr Geoff Lee MP

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education

Thursday, 28 October 2021

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm



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As we begin rebuilding the economy after lockdown, addressing the hard-hit tertiary education sector and addressing the growing skills shortage will be key to Sydney’s economic recovery.

The NSW government is phasing in a trial to bring in international students next month and the Federal Government is also assisting in the return of these students, a major source of funding for our universities.

NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, the Hon Geoff Lee MP provided a briefing on progress in the recovery of the higher education sector and training the future workforce to meet the skills shortage in our first Boardroom Lunch since lockdown. 

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The Hon. Dr Geoff Lee MP

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education

Dr Geoff Lee MP is the Member for Parramatta, Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education.

He is committed to delivering world class skills and education for the people of New South Wales. He is a passionate advocate for Western Sydney and its diverse communities.

Minister Lee is also the driving force behind the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to Parramatta, with more than $5 billion committed to build vital infrastructure over the next 4 years - infrastructure that will greatly improve the lives of the people of Parramatta for generations to come.

He was first elected as the State Member for Parramatta in 2011 and returned in both 2015 and 2019. This is the first time in 60 years the State seat of Parramatta has been held by a Liberal Party member for three consecutive terms.

Minister Lee has both Australian and Chinese ancestry. His paternal grandfather originated from the providence of Zhongshan, Southern China and moved to Australia in the 1920s. His maternal ancestors are of English and Scottish descent arriving in Australia early in the 1800s.

Prior to entering politics, Minister Lee was an award winning business owner, TAFE teacher, lecturer and later the Associate Dean at the Western Sydney University. His research and publications cover small business, online learning and adult education.

As a past business owner, Minister Lee continues to champion small business as a key driver of innovation, economic growth and local jobs. His academic career has reinforced his passion and strong advocacy for lifelong learning.

Minister Lee holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture) from Hawkesbury Agricultural College, a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

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