Speeches

2013

Address to FSC Parliamentary Function

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

Introduction

It's a pleasure to welcome you all back to Parliament House for this annual event.

Address to IPAA Budget Breakfast

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen.

Welcome to Parliament's Great Hall.

Welcome to that special time of year in Canberra.

'The Future of Super', Address to the Queensland Media Club

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

Introduction

Ladies and gentlemen, sometimes democracy is capable of achieving great things.

Address to the Asia-Pacific Financial Market Development Symposium

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

My apologies for not being there in person today.

Address at the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

Twenty years ago this week the then Labor Treasurer, John Dawkins, addressed this conference in Wollongong.

Address to the Institute of Chartered Accountants lunch

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

As many would know Parramatta is where the salt water of Sydney Harbour meets the fresh water from the hills.

2012

Address to Insurance Council of Australia Canberra Cocktail Reception

Good evening.

It's good to be here again with you lot. We drank deep to good effects last year and it's been a satisfactory twelve months since then.

Address to Financial Services Council Annual Conference

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

Good afternoon everyone. It's a pleasure to be here.

Address to Gala Dinner for the 20th Anniversary of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

This Australian American Leadership Dialogue – 20 years old – and the collective passion and intellect in this hall, is part of a broader friendship between A

Address to Per Capita Reform Agenda Series on Superannuation Governance

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

It is good to be here. It's interesting that it's in Maurice Blackburn.

Address to the ACTU Congress

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

Good morning delegates. Thank you, Ged, for that welcome.

The future of work is having a good job

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

My thanks to Gerard and Anne and the team here at the Sydney Institute for providing this platform for important democratic discussion.

Suncorp's National Traumatic Injury and Disability Summit

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

In August last year the Productivity Commission gave us the news, and it was not unexpected.

2011

Matter of Public Importance - MRRT, Small Business and Superannuation

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

I must say that at a personal level I enjoy reasonable relations with the member for Dunkley, but listening to his speech I did feel we had entered the twilig

Matter of Public Importance - The Australian Economy and MYEFO

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

First of all, whilst I listened carefully to what the member for Goldstein had to say—which unfortunately is not something his leadership team does very often

International Year of Cooperatives Launch Including Collectible Coin Launch

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

Thank you and I'm delighted to be here.

I'd like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet.

Acknowledgements:

Speech to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Conference

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

Good morning everyone, it's a pleasure to be here. I'd like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land upon which we meet as well.

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011, Second Reading Speech, Second Reading Speech

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

I move that the Bill now be read a second time.

Moonee Ponds Office 20th Birthday, Speech to Australian Tax Office

-- CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY --

Good morning everybody.