Speeches

2014

Address to the AICD Public Sector Governance Forum, Canberra

When the Government came into office last year, it was very clear that there were a range of difficult global conditions outside Australia's control, but also a number of domestic imbalances that h

Commonwealth Bank 7th Annual Australasian Conference, Sydney

Thank you for the introduction, Simon. And thank you for inviting me to speak at this event, which I see is billed as Australasia’s foremost debt and foreign exchange conference.

'Australia adjusting - prosperity blueprint for Australia', Address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), Sydney

I’m delighted to be here today to talk about re-energising Australia’s economic policy reform.

Address to the Australian Bankers' Association Financial Literacy Conference 2014, Sydney

Thank you for the opportunity to speak today. Financial literacy is important to me, as it is to all of you.

Speech to Group Insurance Summit 2014, Sydney

Thank you for the opportunity to speak today. The theme of today’s conference, ‘paving the way to sustainability’, reflects an important priority.

Address to the Australian Property Institute's 50th Kiparra Day Conference

Thank you for welcoming me today. I am delighted to be here representing the Prime Minister to open your conference.

'Outlook for Financial Markets in Australia and the G20' - Address to the Stockbrokers Association of Australia Conference, Melbourne

Thank you, Karl for that introduction. Can I acknowledge you, as a good friend, and Chair of the Association, and your CEO David Harsfield.

'Labor's Budget deceit', Speech in the House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra

We see an example today of the Leader of the Opposition highlighting the extent to which Labor is prepared to go down a very lowbrow road indeed.

'Addressing BEPS and the Government's policy agenda', Address to the Clayton Utz BEPS Workshop

Thank you for the opportunity to address you on the topic of tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (or 'BEPS').

Address to the Financial Services Council AMP Post Budget Breakfast, Sydney

Good morning. Thank you John for that introduction and for inviting me to speak over breakfast this morning.

Address to the G24 Meeting, Washington

Thank you for the kind welcome and for inviting me to speak at your meeting today.

Financial Services Council Life Insurance Conference, Sydney

Thank you for that introduction, John.

The Tax Institute 29th National Convention, Hobart

Introduction Good morning. It’s a great pleasure to be in Hobart this morning on the final day of your 29th national convention.

Labor’s warped Budget priorities

How extraordinary for the Labor Party to come into the chamber with yet another MPI claiming that this government has the wrong priorities and that in some way we are not living up to the promise

2013

Labor’s $400 Billion Gamble Doesn’t Add Up

I see what is going on here: the lights opposite are on but there is no-one home.