Speeches

2021

National Accounts December quarter statement

Today’s National Accounts shows the Australian economy is strengthening and the Morrison Government’s economic recovery plan is working.

Address to the COTA Australia National Policy Forum on Retirement Income

Thank you Ian and the Council on the Aging (COTA) for hosting today’s national policy forum on retirement income.

Address to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Canberra

Introduction Good morning.  It’s a pleasure to be here speaking to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

2020

National Accounts September Quarter

Today’s National Accounts confirm that Australia’s economic recovery is underway.  The Australian economy is coming back. 

Virtual address to the Australian Strategic Forum 2020, Melbourne

Introduction Much has happened since I delivered this address last year. COVID has had a major impact on the world economy and the geostrategic landscape. 

Virtual address to the AFR Banking and Wealth Summit, Melbourne

Introduction COVID-19 has been a stress test for the global economy.

Address to the National Press Club

Introduction Last night I announced the Morrison Government’s plan to rebuild the economy, create more jobs and secure Australia’s future.

Budget Speech 2020-21

Introduction Mr. Speaker, I move that this Bill now be read a second time. In 2020, Australians have been tested like never before.

Speech to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Canberra

Introduction I would like to thank ACCI for the opportunity today to outline the Morrison Government’s revised fiscal strategy and the reasons why we must recalibrate our

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.

2019

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.