Speeches

2001

Address to the Australian Banking and Finance - PeopleSoft Lecture, Sydney

Ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak to you tonight at the Australian Banking and Finance Lecture series.

Speech to the Australasian Institute of Credit Union Directors Annual Convention, Canberra

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and thank you for inviting me to address the Institute's convention here in Canberra today.

Speech to the Australian Shareholders Association, Sydney

Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to have been invited to address you,particularly at this time.

Why the Coalition's Model for Australian Regulation is Working?

Ladies and gentlemen I am very pleased to have been invited to address you at this particular time.

Keynote Address for the ICA Canberra Conference, Canberra

Ladies and Gentlemen I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak at the ICA's annual Canberra Conference.

Pan Asian Markets: Possible or Pipedream?, Gold Coast

It is a great pleasure to be here today at Bond University.

Corporate Governance and the Government: Why Sound Governance Means Sound Regulation

Ladies and gentlemen I am very pleased to have been invited to address you at this particular time.

Launch of Centenary of Federation Northern Territory Coin Sets, Darwin

Distinguished Guests, Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls

Launch of the Census Awareness Campaign, Darwin

I'm delighted to be here today in Darwin to launch the Awareness Campaign in the lead-up to Australia's first Census of the 21st century.

A Vision for Sydney

As far as international comparisons go Sydney, my town, remains an innocent, budding starlet whose place on the big screen was confirmed with an academy award for her performance

Backing Australia's Ability with the Financial Services Reform Bill 2001

Thank you Dick for inviting me to speak to CEDA today.

Speech to the APRA General Insurance Reform Conference, Sydney

Thank you Brian. Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today on the Government's commitment to reform of the general insurance industry.

Speech to the Consumer Electronics Show, Sydney

Thank you for inviting me to speak this morning on Federal Government initatives promoting consumer sovereignty and boosting consumer confidence in new technology initiatives.

Address to the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Luncheon, Melbourne

Ladies and gentlemen, it is worth recounting the significant changes Australia has undertaken from an economic perspective over the last two or three years.

Launch of NSW Centenary of Federation Coins, Sydney

Barrie Unsworth, Federal and State Members of Parliament, distinguished guests.

2000

Address to the 13th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney

It is a pleasure to be invited to speak at the 13th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, particularly at a time of such dynamic change in the financial sector worldwide.

Launch of the Self-Regulation Taskforce Report, Sydney

Ladies and gentlemen, it's a pleasure to be here today in the offices of Clayton Utz to launch the report of the Taskforce on Industry Self‑Regulation in Consumer Markets.

Address to Dorothy Peters Memorial Dinner

Thank you, Tony, ladies and gentlemen, etc. It's always a great pleasure to speak at Young Liberal events. A great pleasure for several reasons.

Address to the Axiss Scholar Launch, Sydney

Thank you Les. And I agree it's great to see so many finance sector people here this evening. But let me start with an old Chinese saying.