Speeches

2015

Australia’s Economic Prosperity, Address to the Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne

Welcome

It is great to be here today at the Institute of Public Affairs.

The IPA is the world’s oldest free market think tank.

Launch of the Tax Discussion Paper

Thank you so much Cassandra for firstly hosting here and thank you for being someone who does make a very significant contribution to the national debate and policy debate.

Opening remarks at the Australia China Business Council: Canberra Networking Day

Thank you very much John for those kind words.

Speech to the Paint Place Conference, Gold Coast

Thanks very much, Mark, and to Angie for asking me along today and to all of you. Thank you for the opportunity to come along.

Tax and our Future, Address to the Tax Institute of Australia National Convention, Gold Coast

It is great to be here on the Gold Coast and thank you to the Tax Institute for inviting me to speak at your annual national conference.

May I begin by thanking you for what you do?

Address to the Chatswood Chamber of Commerce Lunch

Thanks very much Steve. Can everyone see the screen? I don't know. Can we pull that down a bit so you can see the screen, is that possible? Because that table there can't quite see the screen.

Address to the AICD Leaders' Edge Lunch, Brisbane

Thank you so much John. It feels – it's actually quite confronting having a biographer [inaudible] part of your history.

Ministerial Statement on the 2015 Intergenerational Report

Today, the Government has released the 2015 Intergenerational Report.

Address at the Australian Jewish News 120th birthday celebrations and commemorative book launch

Thank you so much Bob for that thought provoking and genuine speech.

Opening remarks at the launch of the National Seniors Age Management Toolkit

[Inaudible] And to you Susan Ryan, it’s great to be in your presence again after many years as good friends. To all of you, well welcome to the best toyshop in town and that’s what it is.

Jobs, Growth and Opportunity, Speech to the NSW Business Chamber, Sydney

Introductory comments

Thank you, Patricia, for those kind introductory words.

2014

Delivering prosperity and growth for Australia

The National Accounts released this week reiterate the need for Australia to work hard for future economic growth.

Complacency is our enemy.

'Stand and Deliver' book launch, Canberra

Well, Laurie this is a very awkward habit for me because I did have a written speech and I have just cast it aside again and my staff  have just become apoplectic, again.

Chief Executive Women Treasury Case Study Launch, Canberra

Thank you very much Kathryn. You know, Martin wrote me some notes for today and they identified him as Treasurer as well. So, I will cast those notes aside.

Statement - G20 Finance Ministers meeting, Brisbane

Finance Ministers met today for their fifth and final meeting under Australia's Presidency in 2014.

Employment in the G20 Agenda - ‘Ambitions for the Brisbane Summit’ - L20 Summit

Thank you for the warm introduction. In turn, let me welcome you to the beautiful city of Brisbane.

Australian Institute of Company Directors' Annual Dinner, Adelaide

Introductory remarks

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and thank you David for that kind introduction.

Address at the launch of the Deloitte Access Economics ‘Unleashing Productivity’ report, Canberra

Thank you Gerhard for that introduction, and I thank you very much ladies and gentlemen, for inviting me to launch Deloitte Access Economics' report "Get out of your own way - Unleashing produc

Defining our future, Institute of Economic Affairs, London

Thank you Mark for hosting me today.

This is my first trip to London since I was appointed Treasurer just over twelve months ago.