It is great to be here today at the Institute of Public Affairs.
The IPA is the world’s oldest free market think tank.
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.
Thank you very much John for those kind words.
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.
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?
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.
Thank you so much John. It feels – it's actually quite confronting having a biographer [inaudible] part of your history.
Today, the Government has released the 2015 Intergenerational Report.
Thank you so much Bob for that thought provoking and genuine speech.
[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.
Thank you, Patricia, for those kind introductory words.
The National Accounts released this week reiterate the need for Australia to work hard for future economic growth.
Complacency is our enemy.
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.
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.
Finance Ministers met today for their fifth and final meeting under Australia's Presidency in 2014.
Thank you for the warm introduction. In turn, let me welcome you to the beautiful city of Brisbane.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and thank you David for that kind introduction.
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
Thank you Mark for hosting me today.
This is my first trip to London since I was appointed Treasurer just over twelve months ago.