Speeches

2022

Address to the Sydney Institute, Sydney

I acknowledge the Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the land on which we gather today, and pay my respects to their Elders past and present.

Book launch of 'The Whitlam Era' National Press Club, Canberra

When Prime Minister William McMahon set the date for the 1972 election as December 2, Whitlam noted that it was the anniversary of the 1805 Battle of Austerlitz, when Napoleon defeated the Russian

W.D. Borrie Lecture, Australian Population Association Conference

Introduction I acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather today, pay my respects to their Elders past and present, and commit myself to the fu

Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture, University of Sydney

I acknowledge the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather today, and pay my respects to their Elders past and present.

Address to the Business Sydney Federal Budget Briefing, Sydney

I want to talk today about the government’s productivity agenda, because productivity is fundamentally at the heart of increasing living standards.

Address to the Australian Government Solicitor Civil Regulation Conference, Sydney

Acknowledgements I acknowledge the Gadigal people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet, and pay my respects to their Elders past and present.

Opening address, Australian Institute of Criminology Conference, Canberra

Acknowledgements I begin by acknowledging the Ngunnawal people, the Traditional Custodians of the land we are meeting on.

Speech on the Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Bill 2022

My thanks to those Members who have contributed to this debate. I also acknowledge the work of both Minister Julie Collins and Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones on this legislation.

Address to Sydney Ideas, University of Sydney

I acknowledge the Gadigal people, traditional custodians of the land on which we gather today, and pay my respects to their Elders past and present.

Address to the Australia Institute’s Revenue Summit, Canberra

One of Florence’s great city‑states is the walled city of Sienna.

Speech to the OECD Forum on Tax Administration, Sydney

Introductory remarks Good morning, my name is Andrew Leigh and as Assistant Minister responsible for multinational tax, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to speak to you at this i

Second Reading Speech, Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Bill 2022

This bill will deliver on the government's election commitment to help ease the cost of living by increasing penalties for breaches of competition and consumer laws and to provide greater protectio

Accountability Round Table Integrity Awards, Parliament House, Canberra

One of the great moments in sport occurred on a track in Melbourne in 1956. In a mile race, one of the runners clipped the heel of Ron Clarke and he fell to the ground.

FH Gruen Lecture, Australian National University, Canberra

1. Introduction I acknowledge the Ngunnawal custodians of this land, pay respects to their elders, and commit myself to the full implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Keynote address to the Australian Repair Summit 2022, Canberra

I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land we are meeting on, the Ngunnawal people.

Launch of the 2021 Census of Population and Housing data, Canberra

Good morning to you all and thank you Wally for the warm Welcome to Country. I too wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are meeting on, the Ngunnawal people.

Introductory address to staff at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra

As a stats nerd, this is a pretty exciting job to have.

Address to the Australian Progress conference, Canberra

It's an honour to be in the room with so many friends, activists, people who I greatly admire. The Australian Progress conference is Davos for altruists.