Speeches

2014

Treasurer's closing statement, G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, Washington DC

We've concluded the final working session of the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors under Australia's presidency.

Keynote Address, 'The path to Brisbane - Setting up the G20 to make a difference', Washington DC

Introduction

Thank you Matt and thank you for the invitation to speak.

Treasurer’s closing statement, G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting

Today concludes the Cairns meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.

Keynote Address, Future of the Tropical Economies Conference, Cairns

Good afternoon and thank you for your kind invitation to speak at this conference.

Bloomberg Summit, Sydney

Thank you for the invitation to speak to this summit about the critical work Australia is undertaking through its Presidency of the G20 this year.

ANZ Economic Leadership Lunch, Melbourne

Thankyou Mike for the very kind introduction.

Ministerial Statement on G20-OECD Tax and Transparency

Introduction

If we are to unleash the productive capacity of Australia’s economy, create new jobs and unlock innovation, foreign investment is essential.

Keynote address to the Foreign Investment Roundtable, Sydney

Introductory remarks

Thank you, Jennifer, for inviting me to speak today.

And thanks to you all for making this roundtable a priority. I know you are busy people.

For richer, for poorer: What governments can (and cannot) do to grow national prosperity, ANZSOG National Conference, Canberra

I do make a confession: a few years back I had Harry Kewell and he is a very famous soccer player – I didn’t know that at the time, and I walked into a school hall with 1200 kids who were very exci

Opening remarks, Forum on Infrastructure and Superannuation, Sydney

Well, thank you everyone for coming, particularly to the Premier of NSW Mike Baird, to the Treasurer of NSW Andrew Constance, to all of you as industry representatives and particularly the forme

Making Australia 'Future Ready' Luncheon Address, 2014 Economic and Social Outlook Conference, Melbourne

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Australian newspaper.

A Budget for Opportunity, Address to the Sydney Institute

There has been much written and said about the Abbott Government’s first Budget.

Post Budget Address to ACOSS, Sydney

Thanks Cassandra. I think I'm mic’d up here.

Post-Budget Address to LNP Queensland

To my good mate, and I hope he is still my good mate, Tim Nicholls, Treasurer of Queensland, and to all of you ladies and gentlemen, it is a great honour to be here in Brisbane.

Post-Budget Address to Higgins 200 Club

Thanks very much Kelly. I feel as though I was just walking into the middle of the MCG, it's a long way.

The Government’s Budget Strategy, Address To The Australia-Israel Chamber Of Commerce

Well thank you so much Mark. You gave me a whole new angle on the low value threshold I must say and I hear you about workplace relations.

The Case for Change, Address to Spectator Magazine Function

Introduction

I am delighted to be here today as a guest of the Spectator Magazine.

The Global Age of Responsibility, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee Conference

It is of course 20 years since the establishment of the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee.

Australia's G20 agenda, Address to the Institute of International Finance

Introduction

Thank you for your warm welcome.

In turn, let me welcome you to Sydney, my home city and I believe one of the great cities of the world.