Speeches

2004

'Holding Our Head Up High: Achievements and Challenges for the Australian Economy' - Address to the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Perth

Introduction It is a pleasure to be here today to address the West Australian arm of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

'Greasing the Wheel: Encouraging Australians to Give More' - Address to the Australian Charities Fund, Sydney

Good afternoon everyone and thank you for inviting me to address you today. I am delighted to be here to celebrate the first anniversary of the Workplace Giving initiative.

The Regulatory Balancing Act - Address to the Financial Services Accountants Association Annual Conference, Gold Coast

I must say, I am very pleased to be here to speak with you today – not only are the issues you are discussing interesting, but the temperature in Queensland is a good 20 degrees higher than i

Insurance Council of Australia Annual Dinner

I'm delighted to speak to the Insurance Council of Australia this evening.

Address to the National Institute of Accountants' 2004 Budget Breakfast

Good morning to everyone and thank you for inviting me to speak to you this morning about what is, in my opinion, one of the most far-reaching and forward thinking Budgets delivered by the

Address to Financial Planning Assication Conference

I'm delighted to be with you today to officially launch the Financial Planning Association's Financial Planning Week 2004.

Opening of the 2004 Corporate Tax Association Convention

I am delighted to be here this morning to open the 2004 Corporate Tax Association Convention.

Opening Statement at Stakeholder Forum - Medico-Legal Conference 2004

Good morning ladies and gentlemen.

'Skilled People Are the Key to Success' - Address to the Macquarie Bank Financial Literacy Forum

Thank you for this opportunity to talk to you today about financial literacy. It is a very fitting topic on which to conclude the Macquarie Bank lecture series on fraud.

'Checking the Political Radar: Government and Insurance' - Key Note Address: Regional and Specialist Insurers Conference, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Trowbridge)

Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to speak with you today on Checking the Political Radar: Government and Insurance.

2003

Building the National Nest Egg Challenges for a Greying Australia, Address to the Investment and Financial Services Association, Sydney

Intro Thank you. All signs point towards Superannuation policy headlining as a major election issue next year.

Practice Makes Perfect - Pharmacy Practice Foundation Address, Sydney

Thank you very much for that introduction …

The rise and rise of Women - Address to the Women Lawyers' Association of NSW, Sydney

It gives me great pleasure to speak to an association that I have been a member of for 30 years.

Taxation Reform and the Exploration Industry - Laying the Foundations for Future Success

Ladies and Gentlemen. The pathway to reform is littered with the remains of unimplemented ideas.

The Australian Senate - From Gatekeeper to Gridlock

With around 20 Bills currently stalled or about to be stalled in the Senate and double dissolution triggers piling up in the third Howard Government, it is not surprising that t