Opinion piece: We’re laying stronger foundations for a better future

We know these are difficult times for many Australians. Grocery prices and mortgage repayments are going up, and household budgets are feeling the squeeze.

Opinion piece: Confident, but not complacent, about our banks

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank in the US and the takeover of Credit Suisse has sent waves through global financial markets over the past month but Australian banks are well‑

Opinion piece: Global volatility underlines challenges for Budget

The Budget that we’ll hand down in less than 40 days is being developed in a complex environment here at home and in the global economy more broadly.

Opinion piece: We need to stick to the plan to beat rising costs

Australians don’t need to be told there’s a cost-of-living challenge in the economy right now.

Opinion piece: Responsible Labor budget to tackle inflation

This week we saw the independent Reserve Bank raise interest rates by 25 basis points to 3.35 per cent.

Capitalism after the crises

In late October, just before the Albanese government’s first Budget, a journalist I’ve known for two decades messaged me a quote from one of the earliest Greek philosophers, Heraclitus: “No man eve

Opinion piece: A powerful role for business in the new economy

As Treasurer, I spend a lot of time in the boardrooms of Australia with corporate leaders and investors who share my optimism about the future of our economy and our country – even as we confront t

Opinion piece: WA blueprint for mobility

West Australians know, as I do, that mining matters.

Opinion piece: Resources the key to Queensland growth

It’s no secret to any Queenslander that the resources sector has made a big contribution to our economy in recent decades – it’s helped to drive long‑term growth and created thousands of jobs for Q

Opinion piece: A new agenda for growth in the 2020s

For Australia to prosper and grow through the 2020s and beyond we need to learn the right lessons and draw the right conclusions from this year’s fortieth anniversary of the election of the Hawke‑K

Opinion piece: Resilience needed for challenging future

As we head into 2023, we should be optimistic about the future of our economy and our country but realistic about the prospect of another global downturn and what that means for us in Australia.


Opinion piece: Affordable housing – a key priority

Housing supply and affordability is one of the biggest challenges facing our economy and our communities.

Opinion Piece: Critical minerals - a chance to secure the future

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has delivered a Russian‑made energy crisis the world over.

Opinion piece: Bread-and-butter budget we just have to have

Between now and handing down the budget in less than five weeks, I’ll have the opportunity to confer with my international counterparts in Washington on the deteriorating conditions we all face.