Posted on 20. Sep, 2012 in Speeches
Mr LIM (Clayton) — I rise to acknowledge the life’s work of Professor Kwong Lee Dow, who was born and educated in Melbourne. Much of his working life has been spent in the University of Melbourne, as professor of education since 1973, as dean of education for 20 years, then as deputy vice‑chancellor for 6 years and vice‑chancellor through to 2004. He has held various Victorian government appointments, including chairing the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and leading a review of the Victorian certificate of education. He also held federal government appointments, including as chair of a review of teaching and teacher education, and as deputy chair of Teaching Australia — the Australian Institute for Quality Teaching and School Leadership.
Since his formal retirement, Professor Kwong has accepted an appointment for a period as vice‑chancellor of the University of Ballarat, and more recently he has focused on the connections between universities and TAFE institutes, particularly in regional communities.
In 2009 Professor Kwong chaired an expert panel established by the Victorian government which delivered the Report Advising on the Development of the Victorian Tertiary Education Plan. Also in 2009 he chaired a selection committee for awarding the undergraduate and postgraduate Prime Minister’s Asia‑Australia Endeavour Awards. In 2010 Professor Kwong became a member of the council of Bond University. Presently he is advising the Victorian government on a tertiary education provision plan for south‑east Melbourne and Gippsland — —
The SPEAKER — Order! The member’s time has expired.