Speeches

‘Mining the Smart Economy’, Address to the AFR Banking and Wealth Summit, Sydney

4 April 2018

Of all the features of our Australian economy, the most impressive is its resilience. A resilience anchored in the indefatigable will of an Australian people that refuses to be denied their prosperity. The compounding effect of continued growth in the face of decades of economic upheaval, financial crises, globalisation, floods, droughts, commodity cycles and technological […]

Address to the International FinTech Conference, London, United Kingdom

22 March 2018

Thank you Chancellor for that warm introduction. It’s great to be here to talk about the close relationship that exists between Australia and the UK. And today we commit to even closer collaboration through the official signing of the UK – Australia FinTech Bridge. In the true sense of the word, the Bridge helps us […]

Address to the ASEAN-Australia Business Summit, Sydney

17 March 2018

Thank you, it's an honour for the Australian Government to host this Summit. Not only is this event unparalleled in Australia, it's yet another sign that our commitment to trade is central to our national economic plan to drive jobs and growth in Australia - backing in businesses to create jobs, invest and expand their […]

‘Realising our year of opportunity through lower taxes and more open and competitive banking’, address to the Citibank A50 Australian Economic Forum, Sydney

9 February 2018

2018 is a great year of economic opportunity for Australia, for Australian businesses, and for investments in Australia. In the past 12 months, the Australian economy has delivered solid growth, entering its 27th year of uninterrupted economic expansion, while diversifying its base as the non-mining economy continues to strengthen. We have witnessed extraordinary jobs growth […]

Treasury Laws Amendment Enterprise Tax Plan (No. 2) Bill summing up speech, the House of Representatives

8 February 2018

Firstly, I thank all the members who have contributed to this debate. This Bill delivers on the remainder of the Government's Enterprise Tax Plan introduced in the 2016-17 Budget. The first element of that plan, which has been previously legislated for firms earning up to $50 million in turnover each year, was a watershed change […]