Speeches

Address to the Australian Business Economists, The Westin, Sydney

27 April 2017

Thanks very much — it’s good to be here. There is now a little less than two weeks until the Budget. Twelve months ago, we announced a budget that was unapologetic in its commitment to drive jobs and growth with a plan to provide fertile ground for businesses to invest and expand. This is because […]

Address to the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne

10 April 2017

Introduction Thank you for your introduction and for arranging for me to address you today. This is an audience I know well, having met and worked with you and your organisations, not only as Treasurer but during my time as Minister for Social Services and in earlier roles, even before I entered politics. I know […]

Address to the AFR Banking and Wealth Summit, Sofitel Hotel, Sydney

6 April 2017

Introduction Thank you for the invitation to be here today. We're about a month out from this year's Budget. You won't be surprised to know that I won't be using this address to preview its measures. However, it is an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come in the past twelve months and take […]

Address to the Citi A50 Australian Economic Forum, Sydney

10 February 2017

Thanks very much for inviting me back here to address you and good afternoon everyone. This is a forum for frankness. It’s a chance to discuss the direction of Australia’s economy, its opportunities and its challenges. And once again I thank my colleague, the Member for Wright Scott Buchholz, for helping to make this important […]

‘The Shared Alliance’, Address to the Australian Business Breakfast, London

27 January 2017

After twenty five consecutive years of annual economic growth, an entire generation of Australians has grown up without ever having known a recession. It is one of our nation's greatest achievements. Our task now is to do what is necessary to set up and drive the next generation of growth. Despite continuing global uncertainty and […]

G20 Conference on digitising finance, financial inclusion and financial literacy, Wiesbaden Germany

27 January 2017

It's a pleasure to be in Wiesbaden today, with a new G20 host at the helm and an exciting agenda before us. I am very personally interested in the topic of digitalisation in the finance sector — one of the key priorities of Germany's 2017 G20 Presidency. And what this conference gives us is a […]