Speeches

2019

Sir Zelman Cowen Oration, 'The Age of Disruption'

It's a great privilege to deliver this oration in Sir Zelman Cowen's name and I want to thank the Cowen family and Victoria University for the opportunity.

Address to the Business Council of Australia, 'Making our own luck – Australia’s productivity challenge'

As John Howard noted recently, many of us have “won the lottery of life being born in Australia”.

Taking action on the Banking, Superannuation & Financial Services Royal Commission Implementation Roadmap

Introduction

Thank you to the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for hosting me today.

Address to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lunch Brisbane, ‘Growing the Australian Economy in Challenging Times’

Last night I was at the Townsville pub with the new local member for Herbert Phil Thompson - a person who served his country with distinction on the battlefield and who will now make a great contri

National Press Club Address

Well, thank you very much, Sabra. Firstly, can I acknowledge the Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack and the Finance Minister Mathias Cormann.

Budget speech 2019-20

Introduction

Mr Speaker, I move that this Bill now be read a second time.

Tonight, I announce that the Budget is back in the black and Australia is back on track.

Address to the Sydney Institute, 'Creating opportunity and encouraging aspiration: The key to a growing economy and a stronger Australia'

"Aussie Rules: what Australia can teach the world", screamed the headline of The Economist last November.

2018

Address to the Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA) conference

Acknowledgements

Thank you to the Australian Finance Industry Association for hosting today's conference.

Address to the Sohn Hearts and Minds Investment Leaders Conference, Melbourne

Congratulations to the organisers of this outstanding Sohn Hearts and Minds event in Melbourne, it’s a real pleasure to be here with you for the opening.

Trade Intervention: G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, Bali

Firstly, I would like to thank the Government of Indonesia for hosting these meetings.

Opening remarks: Council on Federal Financial Relations, Melbourne

Welcome colleagues to the Council on Federal Financial Relations. Welcome to Melbourne, on behalf of Tim and I, and welcome to Treasury Place.

2015

'An Efficient and Resilient GST', Address to TTPI Crawford School

Introductory remarks

Good morning everyone, it's wonderful to join such an eminent audience to open this discussion about GST reform.

'The Government's Tax Agenda', Address to the Queensland Tax Forum

Good morning everyone and thank you to The Tax Institute for inviting me to open your inaugural Queensland Tax Forum today.

Address to the Governance Institute

I’d like to begin by thanking the Governance Institute, and its CEO, Tim Sheehy, for hosting this significant event.

Address to the Inaugural Workplace Super Specialists Australia Conference

Good morning everyone, it’s a pleasure to be speaking at the inaugural Workplace Super Specialists Australia conference.

'The future of super', Address to The Tax Institute, Sydney

Introductory remarks and acknowledgements

Good morning – it’s a pleasure to be with you.

'The government’s priorities for the financial services sector', Address at the Financial Services Council Annual Conference, Gold Coast

Introductory remarks and acknowledgements

Good morning everyone, it’s great to be with you again.

'Extending the Australia-Japan relationship through financial services', Address to the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee, Tokyo, Japan

Introductory remarks and acknowledgements

Ladies and gentlemen, let me begin by extending my warm thanks to the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee for inviting me to speak.