Speeches

2021

2021 IGR Release Speech, Melbourne

Introduction Today we are releasing the fifth Intergenerational Report. A document that comes out every five years and projects 40 years forward. 

National Accounts Press Conference

Today’s National Accounts confirms the Australian economy continues its strong recovery from the biggest economic shock since the Great Depression.

Address to the National Press Club, Canberra

Australia is well on the road to recovery. And while the pandemic is not over, the Australian spirit continues to shine through.

Budget Speech 2021-22

Introduction Mr Speaker, I move that this Bill now be read a second time. Australia is coming back.

Address to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Introduction One year ago our nation was in lockdown. We were staring into the economic abyss. 1.3 million Australians had been stood down or had lost their jobs.

Address to the Tom Hughes Oration, Sydney

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land and pay my respects to their elders past and present. Thank you, Julian, for that kind introduction.

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.