Speeches

‘On their side’ Address to the Liberal Party of Australia Federal Council, Sydney

24 June 2017

Politics across the globe has been turned on its head. In election after election we have seen conventional politics left standing at the polls. Entrenched cynicism. Widespread disconnection. Broad based economic frustration and disempowerment. Distrust of whether the system is working for them. Our election victory last year, led by our Prime Minister, was achieved […]

Foreign Investment Dialogue, Parliament House, Canberra

21 June 2017

Thank you for the introduction, it is great to be here. There is no question foreign capital has allowed the Australian people to enjoy higher rates of economic growth, employment and a standard of living that could not have been achieved from domestic savings alone. Therefore our door must always remain open to those that […]

Address to the SMSF2017 Summit & Investment Expo, Sydney

16 June 2017

It’s good to be here with you today to focus on the issues which I know are of most concern to you. When Ben rang me about a month or so ago now and asked me if I’d like to come along today, I was very keen to take up the opportunity. I know you’ve […]

Address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia State of the Nation Conference, Parliament House, Canberra

1 June 2017

Thanks very much, Lyndal, for that introduction. In framing this year’s conference, CEDA has posed the question on whether Australia can continue its golden run of 25 years of economic growth? The answer is: Yes, of course we can. But just as before, we will have to fight for it. We will have to continue […]

Major Bank Levy Bill 2017, Second Reading speech, Parliament House, Canberra

30 May 2017

The Turnbull Government is committed to Australia having a world leading financial sector. Our banks must be unquestionably strong, but they must also be unquestionably accountable, unquestionably fair and our banking system must be unquestionably competitive. The Government is also committed to ensuring that Australia’s largest banks are held to account and make a fair […]

Address to the Australian Industry Group Post-Budget Dinner, Parliament House, Canberra

24 May 2017

Introduction Economic growth doesn’t fall from the sky. It must be earned. It must be won. It must be worked for. It is the result of the application, innovation and determination of the Australian people to make the right choices to secure their economic opportunities. It occurs where businesses are given the confidence and freedom […]

Address to the ACOSS Post-Budget Breakfast, Sydney

15 May 2017

Thank you for that introduction, I am very pleased to be here to discuss issues and solutions. Today I want to talk about Housing. It’s an important social and economic issue. When you don’t have a roof over your head, everything gets harder. This is my third address in a series on Housing where I […]

Address to the Higgins Budget Breakfast, Melbourne

12 May 2017

A tremendous campaign was waged here in Higgins and Kelly you did an outstanding job, demonstrating not just your great skills when it comes to the Treasury portfolio matter, but as a grass roots politician who focuses on her community where she’s able to, she’s able to bring together such tremendous support like we see […]

Address to the National Press Club, Parliament House, Canberra

10 May 2017

CHRIS ULHMANN: Good afternoon and welcome to the National Press Club coming to you from the Great Hall in Parliament House, for our traditional post Budget address and if you want to join our conversation online then our “hashtag” is "NPC" and our Twitter handle is “at PressAUST”. Well, the stage is set, there is […]

Budget Speech 2017-18, Parliament House

9 May 2017

Thank you Mr Speaker, I move that this Bill now be read a second time. For many years now, as our economy has gone through major changes, Australians have had to dig deep to keep our economy on the right track. During this time we have consistently outperformed the top advanced economies in the world. […]

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 […]