National Accounts June quarter statement

Today’s National Accounts confirm the devastating blow to the Australian economy from COVID-19. Our record run of 28 consecutive years of economic growth has officially come to an end.

National Press Club Address, Canberra

INTRODUCTION Good afternoon. I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, and their elders past and present.

Ministerial Statement on the Economy, Parliament House, Canberra

The economic impact of the crisis Australia finds itself at war against a faceless and flagless enemy. The coronavirus has created a one in a hundred year event.

Address to the National Press Club

How We Got Here It was the weekend of the 22nd of February at the G20 Finance Ministers’ meeting in Saudi Arabia when the economic impact of the coronavirus really hit home.

Speech at the Unveiling of The Holocaust: Witnesses and Survivors exhibition, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land and pay my respects to their elders, past and present and thank you Major General Brian Dawson.


Speech to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Introduction Thank you to ACCI for the invitation to speak at tonight's dinner.

Address to the the Australian Strategic Forum

Introduction Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this keynote address.

4th Sir John Downer Oration, University of Adelaide

Making the Federation work Better for All Australians' Thank you to the University of Adelaide for the opportunity to deliver the Sir John Downer Oration.

Lecture at the ANU Australian Studies Institute

Introduction Thank you to the Australian National University for the opportunity to address the Australian Studies Institute.

Address to the AFR Property Summit, Hilton, Sydney

Thank you to the Australian Financial Review for your invitation to address the AFR Property Summit.

Sir Zelman Cowen Oration, Victoria University, Melbourne

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

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

Address to the Victorian Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, Melbourne

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

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

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


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.