Transcripts

Interview on Sunrise

26 June 2017

DAVID KOCH: Treasurer Scott Morrison joins us now, Treasurer good morning to you. Thanks to Christopher Pyne we’ve got to ask you this question – is marriage equality, the vote, going to happen sooner rather than later? TREASURER: I’m not sure what that’s referring to. We’re focused on people’s power prices. We’re focused on the […]

Interview with Michael Pachi, 2GB

25 June 2017

MICHAEL PACHI: Scott Morrison joins us on the line. G’day Scott. How are you? TREASURER: Good Michael. Well, the Sharks lost to Manly down at Shark Park so I am a bit blue about that. PACHI: I’m not, because I am a Manly supporter so I am really glad that was able to happen. TREASURER: […]

Interview with Peter Switzer and Paul Rickard, On the Money, Radio 2UE

22 June 2017

PAUL RICKARD: Welcome to Scott Morrison, Federal Treasurer. Hello. TREASURER: G’day, sir. PETER SWITZER: How are you, Scott? TREASURER: I’m good, Peter, good to be with you and everyone else. RICKARD: Scott, I’m going to push you across to Peter in a moment but we actually wanted to get you on today to talk about […]

Interview with Paul Murray, Paul Murray Live

20 June 2017

PAUL MURRAY: Joining us from Canberra now is a very proud member of the Sharks Army. A Cronulla Sharks fan. I say that because we had the joy of being at the footy together at the weekend. His mob beat my mob, and hold up what have you got with you now Treasurer Scott Morrison? […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

20 June 2017

QUESTION: You’re Treasurer, is there more money to satisfy the Greens in the Gonski model? TREASURER: The Education Minister is working through the issues on our needs based funding model, with the crossbench, with the Senate more broadly. What’s important here is we get an outcome which provides the fairness in our school funding system, […]

Interview with RN Breakfast

20 June 2017

FRAN KELLY: The Treasurer Scott Morrison joins us in our Parliament House studio. Treasurer, welcome back to breakfast. TREASURER: Good to be here Fran. KELLY: The Gonski legislation won’t pass in its current form so how much extra money are you prepared to offer? Is it another $5 billion over the decade? TREASURER:

Doorstop interview, Sydney

16 June 2017

QUESTION: As was discussed in the conference today, the banking levy is being discussed in a Senate Committee today. Anna Bligh has again talked about a sunset clause. Why is the Government opposed to that? TREASURER: This is a structural measure, this is not a temporary measure. I set this out in the Budget. When […]

Joint doorstop interview, Canberra

14 June 2017

PRIME MINISTER: Good afternoon. I'm here with the Treasurer, the Minister for Social Services and the Assistant Minister for Disabilities, to talk about the NDIS. We're joined by John Della Bosca and other advocates for disabilities, who have come to Parliament today to ask every member of the House and the Senate to support the […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, AM

14 June 2017

SABRA LANE: We’re joined by the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Good morning and welcome to the program. TREASURER: Good morning, Sabra. LANE: How would you describe the tenor of last night's meeting? TREASURER:

Doorstop interview, Canberra

14 June 2017

QUESTION: Treasurer is the clean energy target dead? TREASURER: No. We received Dr Finkel’s report through COAG last Friday. It’s Wednesday. Yesterday was the first discussion we’ve had as a team, and I thought it was a very useful discussion. QUESTION: But how does the Prime Minister come up with a compromise that satisfies not […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

7 June 2017

ROSS GREENWOOD: Just explain to me in regards to the economic growth, I think everybody would agree that it is subdued, it is below par, there are certainly reasons for that. Do you think this is something that is short-term or something that you are concerned is ongoing? TREASURER: You’re always concerned. You always want […]

Press conference, Canberra

7 June 2017

Subjects: March Quarter National Accounts; foreign donations. TREASURER: Today's National Accounts show that real GDP rose by 0.3 per cent in the March quarter to be 1.7 per cent higher through the year. The results today demonstrate the continued resilience of the Australian economy. 17 of the 20 industry sectors in the economy grew in […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

1 June 2017

QUESTION: Is the softening property market a good thing or is it something people should worry about? TREASURER: It’s what’s happening in the property market, and I think, the point I was just making at CEDA today was that you don’t want to engage in policies that force a hard landing in the property market. […]

Joint doorstop interview, Brisbane

19 May 2017

TREVOR EVANS (MEMBER FOR BRISBANE): Well, good morning, everybody and thank you for joining us. It’s a huge privilege to introduce to you in a moment to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia here to talk to us about all manner of things I’m sure but with a particular focus on affordable housing. We’re […]

Joint doorstop interview, Gold Coast, Queensland

18 May 2017

STEVEN CIOBO (MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT): It is terrific to be able to welcome the Treasurer Scott Morrison here to the Gold Coast this afternoon. We’ve taken the opportunity to come along and to take a look at the investment that the Federal Government’s doing, in conjunction with the State Government and the […]

Joint doorstop interview, Brisbane

18 May 2017

LUKE HOWARTH (MEMBER FOR PETRIE): The only Government, the only Party with a plan for jobs in this nation and that’s the number one issue that people talk to me about here in Petrie, Treasurer. They say, “We need somewhere to go on a Monday morning. We need work to pay and raise our family […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

17 May 2017

ROSS GREENWOOD: Many thanks for your time, Treasurer. TREASURER: G’day, Ross, good to be with you. GREENWOOD: Could I just ask first up in regards to Craig Michaels, the whole notion about slippage as he calls it with getting Australia’s budget back into balance in 2020-21, you’ve put those forecasts out there, you’ve seen wages […]

Joint doorstop interview, Nowra

17 May 2017

ANN SUDMALIS (MEMBER FOR GILMORE): Alright, so we’re here welcoming the Treasurer to Gilmore today as part of the roadshow of the Budget, to actually talk to some of our small businesses in town and let them know the benefits to our community, to our businesses and ultimately to the nation. So I’ve brought him […]

Interview with Chris Firth, 2ST

17 May 2017

CHRIS FIRTH: Treasurer, Mr Scott Morrison. Morning, sir, how do you do? TREASURER: Good morning, I’m very well. Happy to be back in the Shoalhaven and been here many, many times. I spend a lot of my time down here actually, it’s a wonderful part of New South Wales. FIRTH: Yeah, well, thank you for […]

Interview with Nick Rheinberger, ABC Illawarra

17 May 2017

NICK RHEINBERGER: Scott Morrison, the Federal Treasurer coming to visit in Bomaderry and he’s on the line now, Mr Morrison, good morning. TREASURER: G’day, Nick, it’s good to be with you. RHEINBERGER: What do you say to Fiona Phillips suggesting that the Federal Government has pulled $600 million out of TAFE which has led to […]

Joint doorstop interview, Campbelltown

16 May 2017

MINISTER TAYLOR (ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CITIES AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION): Welcome to Macarthur, just outside the electorate of Hume. It is fantastic to be here with the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. In the growth corridor where 15,000 new homes are planned in the coming years, we know that housing affordability is a barbecue stopper across Australia right […]

Interview with Paul Murray, Paul Murray Live

15 May 2017

PAUL MURRAY: Ladies and gentlemen, here at the Central Coast and watching us on Paul Murray Live, will you please welcome my friend, the Treasurer of Australia, Scott Morrison. TREASURER: G'day mate. How are you? MURRAY: ScoMo, how are you mate? TREASURER: I’m really good. MURRAY: Lovely to see you. TREASURER: Great to see you. […]

Joint doorstop interview, Gosford

15 May 2017

LUCY WICKS (MEMBER FOR ROBERTSON): This is an exciting opportunity to put the Central Coast on the map thanks to an $85 million investment from the Federal Government, the State Government and of course, the University of Newcastle. But of course, in addition to that, we’re also seeing improvements, the wireless mobile coverage on the […]

Joint press conference, Maribyrnong, Victoria

14 May 2017

MINISTER PAYNE: Thank you very much for joining us here this morning. Before we talk about the reason for this media conference this morning, let me just make some brief observations in relation to news recently that North Korea has fired another missile in the region. Let me make it very clear that Australia regards […]

Interview with Barrie Cassidy, ABC Insiders

14 May 2017

BARRIE CASSIDY: Treasurer, welcome. TREASURER: Morning. CASSIDY: Will you accept some of the blame if the banks pass on these costs? TREASURER: Bill Shorten's always just interested in the politics and the personalities. He is always interested in his job, my job, the Prime Minister's job. We are just interested in the jobs of Australians. […]

Joint doorstop interview, Craigieburn, VIC

13 May 2017

MICHAEL SUKKAR (ASSISTANT MINISTER TO THE TREASURER): Good morning, everyone. Thanks for being here. We’re at Highlands development here in Craigieburn where the Treasurer and Senator Patterson and I have been speaking to first homebuyers about some of the really great opportunities that this development represents for first homebuyers. Ten thousand homes are being developed […]

Joint doorstop interview, Box Hill

12 May 2017

JULIA BANKS (MEMBER FOR CHISHOLM): It is absolutely fantastic to be here today in the heart of Chisholm with these two amazing gentleman, Stuart and Sam, cofounders of Planet Innovation. Planet Innovation in the heart of Chisholm is exactly and precisely what the Turnbull Government’s Budget is all about. They are on the forefront of […]

Interview with Peter Switzer, Sky News

11 May 2017

PETER SWITZER: Ok, it’s one thing to put together a Budget. It’s another thing to get it actually passed through this wild and wacky Senate we have nowadays. So that I explored with the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, earlier this evening. TREASURER: I’m very proud of what we’ve done in this Budget because it does a […]

Interview with Tom Tilley, Triple J Hack

11 May 2017

MATT TILLEY: Alright, very excited to say that the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, is on the line. I think it’s his first time on Triple J, certainly as a Government frontbencher. Scott Morrison, thank you so much for joining us. TREASURER: G’day, Tom. I’m pleased to be with you. TILLEY: It’s fantastic to have you here […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

11 May 2017

DAVID SPEERS: The Federal Treasurer here with me now. Thank you for your time. TREASURER: Hello. SPEERS: So, last year, it was $50 billion. You moved forward a year so there’s an extra year. TREASURER: An extra year. SPEERS: Why’s that $50 billion more? TREASURER: At the end of the year, you’ve got all companies […]

Interview with Alice Workman, Buzzfeed

11 May 2017

ALICE WORKMAN: I’m joined now by Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison. Scott Morrison, welcome to BuzzFeed News. TREASURER: I’m very pleased to be here. WORKMAN: Or should I say, this is the first informal meeting of the Parliamentary Friends of the Tina Arena Fan Club? TREASURER: That’s it, that’s it. That’s absolutely it, there are others […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast

11 May 2017

FRAN KELLY: The Treasurer joins me in the Parliament House studio. Scott Morrison, welcome back to Breakfast. TREASURER: Hi, Fran. KELLY: Minister, the banks are on the rampage over this new tax. Is this what you wanted all along? A war with the banks, which are even less popular with voters than the Government? TREASURER: […]

Interview with Tom Elliott, 3AW

11 May 2017

TOM ELLIOTT: Our next guest as promised is the Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison. Mr Morrison, good afternoon. TREASURER: G’day, Tom. ELLIOTT: Are you prepared for the banking industry to go to war with your Government? TREASURER: I think that’s a pretty strong way to put it from their point of view… ELLIOTT: It’s the word […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

11 May 2017

TREASURER: Good morning. I think that people are seeing after Tuesday night the real fairness of the Budget which we’ve handed down. I think they see that it’s a responsible and fair path back to budget balance. They can see that the essential services that they rely on have been guaranteed in this Budget and […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

10 May 2017

BEN FORDHAM: On the line, Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison. Good afternoon, Mr Morrison. TREASURER: G’day, Ben. FORDHAM: Busy day for you, how are you holding up? How’s the response been so far to Budget 2017? TREASURER: Well, I think people have been hearing what we’ve been saying and that is we understand the situation they’re […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA

10 May 2017

LEON BYNER: Treasurer, good morning and thanks for your time. TREASURER: Good morning, Leon. BYNER: Let’s start with what Tom Koutsantonis has suggested today. Of the $70 billion allocated for infrastructure we will receive no new funding, no new projects, no new roads and, in fact, on the infrastructure construction schedule, the website shows the […]

Interview with Jon Faine, ABC774

10 May 2017

JON FAINE: Scott Morrison is the Treasurer in Malcolm Turnbull’s Coalition Federal Government, and joins me from Parliament House from our studios there. Mr Morrison, good morning to you. TREASURER: Good morning, Jon. FAINE: A $16 billion selloff yesterday of bank shares on what would seem to be a leak of market sensitive information from […]

Interview with David Koch, Channel 7

10 May 2017

DAVID KOCH: I'm joined now by the man who'll be leading it, Treasurer Scott Morrison. TREASURER: Good morning. KOCH: On the politics, let’s get to the nitty-gritty. First home buyers – an interesting package. You can put your money into super? TREASURER: It’s your money, you are saving it and you’re going to get to […]

Interview with Fitzy and Wippa, Nova

10 May 2017

Subjects: Budget 2017 FITZY: It is our Treasurer, Scotty Morrison! WIPPA: Scotty! TREASURER: Hey boys. WIPPA: Welcome to the show mate, it must be a relief to get this thing out! You’ve worked so hard on it, then you wake up this morning and there you are on the front page of the Daily Tele, […]

Interview with Steve Austin, ABC Radio Brisbane

10 May 2017

STEVE AUSTIN: Treasurer Scott Morrison, your growth predictions in the Budget papers appear to be very optimistic, are you confident in those figures? TREASURER: Well first of all we’ve revised downwards the forecasts in this year’s Budget from what we said in December. And in December, remember, our AAA credit rating was confirmed on the […]

Interview with Jonesy & Amanda, WSFM 101.7

10 May 2017

AMANDA KELLER: Now, according to Treasurer, Scott Morrison, the tough times are over, better days are ahead. He’s handed down his Federal Budget. It’s all about being fair and square, he says. He’s joining us right now. Good Morning, Treasurer. TREASURER: Good morning Amanda, good morning, Jonesy. BRENDAN JONES: Hello ScoMo. The Sharks are still […]

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, Channel 9

10 May 2017

KARL STEFANOVIC: Joining me is the man himself, Treasurer Scott Morrison. It must feel really good to completely jam Bill Shorten? TREASURER: What it feels good to do is to ensure that Australians know that the Turnbull Government is going to support their essential services to put downward pressure on cost of living – to […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM

10 May 2017

Subjects: Budget 2017 LANE: Scott Morrison, good morning and welcome to AM. TREASURER: Good morning, Sabra. LANE: You’ve hit the reset button on the budget, how confident are you that this will reset your relationship with the electorate? TREASURER: We understand what Australians are going through, I think we’ve demonstrated that very clearly. Not just […]

Interview with John Laws, 2SM

10 May 2017

JOHN LAWS: The Treasurer Scott Morrison has delivered the Budget overnight and, hopefully, he’s on the line. Scott Morrison, good morning. TREASURER: G’day, John. LAWS: What don’t you like about your Budget, Scott? TREASURER: Well, there’s a lot to like in this Budget, John. LAWS: No, no, what don’t you like? TREASURER: Well, I like […]

Press conference, Canberra

9 May 2017

TREASURER: Good afternoon everyone. Tonight’s Budget is going to make the right choices to secure the better days that are ahead. As we’ve talked to Australians and listened to Australians over the past 12 months in particular, as we have observed what’s been happening around the world with economies both near and far, what we’ve […]

Interview with Paul Allen, Bloomberg

9 May 2017

PAUL ALLEN: Does this Budget draw a line under that poorly received Budget report four years ago? There’s no more of this debt and deficit disaster talk. TREASURER: Well, it draws a line on the measures that we’re unable to pass through the Senate and those measures are no longer included in this Budget, and […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

9 May 2017

Subjects: Budget 2017 DAVID SPEERS: You made no mention in the election campaign about higher taxes on working Australians or this new tax on the banks, were you honest with voters? TREASURER: Absolutely we were. There’s nothing [inaudible]. What we did in the last election is we took a plan, that was outlined in my […]

ABC 7:30, Leigh Sales

9 May 2017

Subjects: Budget 2017. LEIGH SALES: For now the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, is with me. Thank you for coming in. TREASURER: Hi. SALES: Could you be the first Liberal Treasurer in history to deliver a Labor budget? TREASURER: Well, the difference between a Liberal budget and a Labor Budget is we pay for our Budgets, and […]

Interview with Daniela Ritorto, SBS

9 May 2017

DANIELA RITORTO: Thank you very much for joining us here. Nobody will be too fussed about seeing the big banks being slugged, but won’t we all end up paying for this through higher fees? You can’t really stop them. TREASURER: I don't think we should be, because this is a levy which is very similar […]

Interview with Sandra Sully, Channel 10

9 May 2017

SANDRA SULLY: Joining us now is the Treasurer Scott Morrison who has begun the big sell of his second Budget. Mr Morrison thanks for your time tonight. TREASURER: Hi, Sandra. SULLY: You'll get plenty of headlines from this Budget, most of them arguably positive but there’s some big spending and you'll lift taxes on all […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

9 May 2017

TREASURER: Today there are a couple of things, three things in fact that I’d like Australians to know about how we’ve been bringing this Budget together. Our Prime Minister and I have been working to bring this Budget together with our team. First of all is this – we’ve been listening. We understand that while […]

Nine, Laurie Oakes

9 May 2017

LAURIE OAKES: Treasurer, welcome to the program. TREASURER: Thanks, Laurie. OAKES: We all remember the 2014 footage of the then Treasurer Joe Hockey enjoying a cigar with Finance Minister Mathias Cormann. Do you think Joe would have increased the price of cigars? TREASURER: Joe had to deal with the problems that he was facing in […]

Channel Seven, Mark Riley

9 May 2017

MARK RILEY: Scott Morrison, thanks for joining us. TREASURER: Thanks, Mark. RILEY: The zombie measures – dead? Buried? Cremated? Gone? TREASURER: Well, it’s a budget reset. I mean, we’ve taken those savings as far as we could. We’ve tried to get them through the Parliament. We’ve got $25 billion through, but the remaining measures have […]

ABC PM, Louise Yaxley

9 May 2017

LOUISE YAXLEY: Treasurer thanks for your time. TREASURER: Not at all. YAXLEY: Why shouldn’t people see this higher Medicare levy as just a personal tax increase? TREASURER: Because it’s directly going to support in two years’ time, not the first of July, the only people paying more tax on the first of July will be […]

2GB, Ross Greenwood

9 May 2017

ROSS GREENWOOD: We will be joined not long after he delivered his second Budget speech, by the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, who is live in our studio in Parliament House right now. Many thanks for your time Treasurer. TREASURER: G’day Ross, always good to be on the program. GREENWOOD: Can I just ask the questions, given […]

Interview with Weekend Today

7 May 2017

Subjects: Budget 2017; schools funding; Labor’s medi-scare campaign; housing affordability. LAURIE OAKES: Treasurer, welcome to the program. TREASURER: Thanks Laurie, good to be with you again. OAKES: Now, it looks as though you've picked a fight with the Catholic church on the eve of the Budget. TREASURER: Not at all. What we've done, is we've […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

1 May 2017

TREASURER: In just over a week’s time, in the Budget, what is important is that we make the right choices for Australians. Budgets are all about choices, just like budgets are choices in people’s household and family budgets, just like they are in a business or corporate budget. It’s all about making the choices and […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

1 May 2017

SUBJECTS: Budget 2017 TREASURER: G’day, Ben. I can assure you that I’ve been doing my homework. FORDHAM: Have you? I bet you’re working more than probably eight hours a day at the moment. TREASURER: Well, it’s quite a bit more but that’s the job and, as you’ve just introduced to them, there are a lot […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM

1 May 2017

SABRA LANE: Treasurer Scott Morrison, welcome to AM. TREASURER: Thanks, Sabra. LANE: Now, before we talk about the Budget, the GST review, the former WA Nationals Leader Brendon Grylls told this program that voters in his state would come after the federal Government with baseball bats if the formula did not change. Is that in […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

27 April 2017

QUESTION: How will people know what is good debt and what is bad debt when you publish your net operating balance more prominently in the Budget? TREASURER: The difference between the net operating balance and the other measures actually is the difference between what is being put into capital. Now, one of the issues around […]

AHURI Q&A, Melbourne

10 April 2017

QUESTION: Adrian Pisarski from National Shelter. Given the length of time you have identified it is going to take to address the issue and we agree with you this will take a while, do you think there is any chance of a bipartisan or multi-party approach to the issue and can we hold out hope […]

Interview with Jon Faine, 774 ABC Melbourne

10 April 2017

JON FAINE: Mr Morrison, good morning to you. TREASURER: Good morning Jon, good to be here in Melbourne. FAINE: Do you agree that we have a housing affordability crisis. Is that a word you use? TREASURER: I don’t know if crisis is the word I use but I do know that there are many Australians, […]

Interview with Gareth Parker, 6PR Perth

7 April 2017

GARETH PARKER: Mr Morrison, thanks for coming on, good morning to you, and thanks for your time. TREASURER: Not a problem, happy to be here. PARKER: Do you understand the depth of anger that this issue is causing in this state? TREASURER: I do, and as many listeners I hope would know I share a […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA

5 April 2017

LEON BYNER: Scott, thank you for joining us today. TREASURER: G’day, Leon. BYNER: I want to start with the most current of stories which is out of the Reserve Bank Governor in a speech in Melbourne where Philip Lowe is warning that people are increasingly stretched debt-wise, low wages growth isn’t helping. He hinted in […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM Radio

5 April 2017

SABRA LANE: Thank you for joining us this morning, Treasurer. TREASURER: G’day Sabra. How are you? LANE: I’m well. The RBA Governor, you’ve just heard him. He has just delivered, well it is a rebuke to the banks that too many loans are still made where the borrower still has the skinniest of income buffers. […]

Joint Doorstop Interview, Beard, ACT

4 April 2017

PRIME MINISTER: Another Australian business success story. What Daniel Zovko and his partners have done here is created a great business, a great Canberra business that is thriving. Its growing, it’s got 33 employees, 10 contractors and they are going to be direct beneficiaries of the tax cuts that we have secured through the Senate […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

3 April 2017

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer, thanks so much for your time this afternoon. So the Senate on Friday supported your tax cuts for companies but only with a turnover of up to $50 million each business. Has Treasury looked yet at what this alone will achieve for economic growth? TREASURER: Treasury modelled the full package as you’d […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

3 April 2017

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G’day, Ray. I can give you a traffic report from the M5, it’s pretty slow but you’ve got that covered off I’m sure. HADLEY: Well, let me tell you, Treasurer, among all the scoops you’re about to deliver that’s one that I know about. Because every day of my […]

Interview with Barrie Cassidy, ABC Insiders

2 April 2017

BARRIE CASSIDY: We are joined by Scott Morrison, the Treasurer, who joins us from Sydney. TREASURER: G’day Barrie. CASSIDY: Welcome. Do you see the cuts, up to $50 million turnover, do you see that as the first step in a 10-year plan or are you happy for it to stand alone as a 3-year deal? […]

Statement, Canberra

31 March 2017

TREASURER: I thought it was important to give you an update on proceedings. The House, as you know, has risen because the changes to the Racial Discrimination Act have now been passed and it was necessary for the House to remain to complete that business. Yesterday, I received advice from the Australian Taxation Office that […]

Joint Press Conference, Parliament House, Canberra

31 March 2017

PRIME MINISTER: Good evening. Company tax, business tax is a tax on workers, a tax on jobs, it is a tax on wages. Today we have delivered a tax cut for over three million small and medium Australian businesses, employing 6.5 million Australians – that’s more than half the entire Australian workforce. This reform means […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, 7.30

30 March 2017

LEIGH SALES: The Treasurer, Scott Morrison, joins me now from Parliament House. Thank you for your time, Treasurer. TREASURER: G'day, Leigh. SALES: Minimum wage, penalty rates, tax cuts. Why is this Government so often on the back foot? TREASURER: I don't agree with you at all on that, Leigh. What we're on the front foot […]

Joint press conference, Canberra

29 March 2017

TREASURER: Many of you will know over the last several years there has been somewhat of an impasse in North Queensland regarding ensuring that the growers of cane, millers of cane, the marketers of cane have had a set of arrangements that provide certainty to ensure we meet our markets and we do so in […]

Interview with Adam Steer, ABC Darwin

28 March 2017

ADAM STEER: Scott Morrison is the Federal Treasurer. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Adam. STEER: Over the weekend the Chief Minister Michael Gunner said he agreed with the front page of the Northern Territory News calling you, the Prime Minister and Senator Nigel Scullion bastards. Was he right? Are you bastards? TREASURER: I think […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

27 March 2017

Today, the Diverted Profits tax, the next iteration of the Government's measures to ensure multinationals pay their fair share of tax in this country and they can't just shift their income and profits offshore, and they pay tax on it here. That will be being considered in the Senate today. It is an important piece […]

Joint press conference, Parliament House, Canberra

27 March 2017

PRIME MINISTER: Today, we're here with the Treasurer and the Minister for Energy to announce a new initiative to address the problem of rising electricity prices. Electricity prices for Australian households doubled during the six years of the Labor government. They came down, of course, with the abolition of the carbon tax following the election […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

27 March 2017

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer Scott Morrison joins me on the program every Monday. He’s in the Canberra studio. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Ray. HADLEY: You had some relief in the polls last week but, of course, it didn’t last long according to the Ipsos poll today. TREASURER: Well, you follow these a little more […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

27 March 2017

KIERAN GILBERT: Thanks for your time, I alluded to that review that you've commissioned by the competition watchdog. What are you hoping to achieve from that? Do you feel that electricity retailers are duding consumers? TREASURER: I think there are some serious questions that are being raised by some recent reports, and work that has […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM Radio

27 March 2017

SABRA LANE: Good morning, Treasurer, and welcome. TREASURER: Good morning, Sabra. LANE: Has privatisation of the energy sector failed Australian consumers? TREASURER: Well, I don’t think you can necessarily draw that conclusion. I think what’s important with what the Prime Minister and I will be announcing later today is that to deliver energy security, affordability […]

Doorstop Interview, Parliament House

24 March 2017

TREASURER: Well, it was a very constructive meeting of the state and territory treasurers with the Commonwealth today. We covered a lot of topics as we always do. Apart from updating on the economy, looking at the changing trends in financial technology, we have had the opportunity to review the programmes about business regulation reduction, […]

Doorstop Interview, Canberra

24 March 2017

QUESTION: If we start off with the Treasurer’s meeting this morning, the Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas says that this Federal Government needs to do more to solve the housing affordability crisis. What are you going to bring to the table? TREASURER: The Budget is in May, we’ll be addressing issues of housing affordability in the […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

24 March 2017

KIERAN GILBERT: Childcare changes have passed the Senate, with me to discuss this and the other issues of the day, the Treasurer Scott Morrison. Mr Morrison, thanks very much for your time. Is this a scenario where Derryn Hinch and David Leyonhjelm have actually helped the Government come up with a better package? Why would […]

Interview with Peter Van Onselen, Sky News

23 March 2017

PETER VAN ONSELEN: Thanks very much for your company, Treasurer. TREASURER: G’day, Peter, pleasure to be here. VAN ONSELEN: Let me start by asking you, I suppose, about the portion of the freezing of the Family Tax Benefit that pays for the childcare component that’s been carved off. Is that a trade-off that’s worth it […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast

22 March 2017

FRAN KELLY: Treasurer, before I get to the Omnibus Bill, can I just ask you about the Government’s proposed changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act? A few weeks ago, you sounded pretty frustrated at the attention to this issue. On this programme you said 18C reform, quote, doesn’t create one job, doesn’t […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

22 March 2017

QUESTION: What can you tell us about the Omnibus Bill? Is the Government planning to reverse some of the welfare changes that it had been planning? TREASURER: Last year, we were able to secure some $22 billion worth of Budget improvement measures after the election. That was a significant achievement and I don’t think most […]

Doorstop Interview, Canberra

20 March 2017

TREASURER: I just got back from the G20 late last night and the good news is that the global economy this time this year is looking much stronger than it was a year ago and the forecast going forward is that things will get better. So things are better than they were and looking to […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

20 March 2017

RAY HADLEY: Scott Morrison good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray. HADLEY: You’ve just comes back from Germany have you, on the last few hours? TREASURER: We got back in late last night from the G20 meeting, I can tell you there’s not any of those G20 economies, every single one of them would want to be […]

Interview with Peter Switzer, Sky News

20 March 2017

PETER SWITZER: Thanks for joining us, Mr Morrison. TREASURER: Very good to be with you. SWITZER: I’ve got to say, I’m not use to calling you Mr Morrison so it probably won’t last very long. To me, the most important question is, you’ve been to the G20, was the tone different because of Donald Trump, […]

Interview, Bloomberg

18 March 2017

QUESTION: Thank you very much for joining us Mr Treasurer. We have understood that the conversations have basically come down to sort of a G19 plus one. How would you describe the day? TREASURER: Not like that. Things are better today than they were a year ago, the last time we met. I think that […]

Interview with Haidi Lun and Rish Salamat, Bloomberg

13 March 2017

HAIDI LUN: Scott Morrison is with us now, Treasurer great to have you with us. Listen I want to get this out of the way first, there have been various reports of this rift between you and the Prime Minister, that you’ve been sidelined, I believe that was the word that was used. Can you […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

13 March 2017

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer G’day. TREASURER: G’day Ray. HADYLEY: The WA election. Landslide to Labor. TREASURER: Yes it was. There’s no hiding from that, that’s true. HADLEY: Yes, very funny. I’m looking for a comment. TREASURER: The issues in WA were the issues in WA. We understand that. Of all the states in Australia, that is […]

Joint doorstop interview, Tamworth

12 March 2017

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER: It’s really good to have the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia here in Tamworth. It’s been great to go round with Scott yesterday, talking to people in the property development area, seeing the work that’s done. We went out through Moore Creek, and saw the new development that’s going out there, […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast

10 March 2017

FRAN KELLY: Treasurer Scott Morrison, thanks very much for joining us. TREASURER: G'day, Fran. Good to be with you. KELLY: Treasurer, how would a housing affordability finance corporation work – what is the big idea? TREASURER: What has been done overseas and has been working overseas for some time is community housing associations, and indeed, […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

6 March 2017

RAY HADLEY: You’ve said that this year’s Budget will be aimed at middle Australia, specifically addressing housing affordability while avoiding cuts to Medicare, schools and hospitals. I suppose we can fill in the blanks later on, can we? TREASURER: Well, everyone gets excited as we lead up to Budget and people will interpret things as […]

Interview with Peter Van Onselen and Paul Kelly, Sky News

5 March 2017

PETER VAN ONSELEN: To start with we are going to take a look at the state of the economy with the Treasurer who joins us here live in the studio. Thanks very much for your company. TREASURER: G’day Peter. VAN ONSELEN: Good news by and large, is this going to help with getting the Budget […]

Doorstop Interview, Sydney

3 March 2017

TREASURER: Earlier today I visited Aerofloat Industries which is a business actually in my electorate in the Sutherland Shire. This is a business that 18 months ago got a commercialisation grant which they matched with their own money. That business today is worth a turnover of over $2 million. Just 18 months ago they were […]

Interview with Richo, Sky News

3 March 2017

TREASURER: G’day, Graham, good to be with you. GRAHAM RICHARDSON: I’m very glad to hear that, I haven’t talked to you for quite some time. Now, in a week, we haven’t had a lot of good Government news. You at least have got a big smile on your face, those National Accounts figures the other […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

2 March 2017

RAY HADLEY: The Treasurer is on the line. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray. HADLEY: We did have a yarn, you and I, about the .54 and even though I don’t think you are a nervous nelly you would have been a little bit nervous about those figures prior to them being released. A bit […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

2 March 2017

KIERAN GILBERT: Joining me is Mr Morrison, thanks very much for your time. First of all, I want to ask you about Wall St, the Dow through 21,000 points off the back of the Trump speech – it’s quite something, isn’t it? This is less than a month after it hit the previous milestone of […]

Interview with Stan Grant, 7.30

1 March 2017

STAN GRANT: Joining me now is Treasurer Scott Morrison. Treasurer I’m glad you could join us. TREASURER: Hi Stan. GRANT: I'm really drawn by something you said today and of course you were saying, look, this is a great result and better than expected, but you also said that growth is not being experienced by […]

Press Conference, Canberra

1 March 2017

TREASURER: Today’s December Quarter National Accounts show that our economy rebounded strongly from the unexpected result that we had in September, growing at 1.1 per cent in the December quarter. This is well above market expectations, as you’d know, and results in an encouraging 2.4 per cent growth through the year result for the 2016 […]

Doorstop Interview, Canberra

1 March 2017

QUESTION: What do you make of the report regarding the Racial Discrimination Act and specifically 18C? Do you think it should be changed? TREASURER: As Treasurer I am focussed on how people are going to afford the price of energy. I am focussed on how people are going to afford to get into the housing […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM

1 March 2017

SABRA LANE: I'm joined in the studio by the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Good morning, Treasurer. TREASURER: Good morning, Sabra. LANE: Will we avoid a recession this morning? Are you confident that the economists are right, that we will get a positive figure this morning? TREASURER: That's certainly the consensus and, frankly, it was the consensus […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

1 March 2017

SPEERS: With me now is the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. A very good afternoon to you, thank you for joining me. As I say, the rebound in growth here is broad-based. You’ve been pointing this out as well but about half of it – nearly half of it – is driven by exports. Does that signal […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

1 March 2017

ROSS GREENWOOD: Let’s go to the Treasurer, Scott Morrison who is on the line right now. TREASURER: Very happy to be with you as always. GREENWOOD: You would be happy tonight because quite clearly the country is not in recession, far from it. In fact it is strong economic growth. Over the two quarters it […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

27 February 2017

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning to you. TREASURER: Good morning, Ray. HADLEY: I’ve been thinking about it since very early this morning, about what you’re going to say to me about the 55-45 two-party preferred lead the Labor Party has over the Coalition. What are you going to say? TREASURER: Do you need me here […]

Interview with Matt Taylor and Bernie Lo, CNBC

23 February 2017

MATT TAYLOR: Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison joining us live from his office in Sydney this morning. Treasurer, thanks very much, record sale on that $11 billion parcel that I just mentioned. What was the demand like coming out of the investment market for the Australian paper? TREASURER: Well over $20 billion and that’s the other […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

20 February 2017

RAY HADLEY: Last week you failed to get Senate’s support for the Omnibus Bill aimed at cutting welfare. All of a sudden we had people from one side of politics saying there is an answer to this: increase the Medicare levy – which is just a tax hike. TREASURER: That’s Nick Xenophon’s proposal. There are […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

16 February 2017

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray. How are you? HADLEY: Not bad a bit earlier than normal for you and me. TREASURER: Yes it is. HADLEY: They’ve taken the big stick to him in the Daily Telegraph today, Nick Xenophon, and I’ve made the point a couple of times this morning, the Senate […]

Interview with Tom Elliott, 3AW

15 February 2017

TOM ELLIOTT: The Budget situation. I read in The Australian today that $13 billion of savings measures have been held up. Is that true? TREASURER: That's true, it's $13.2 billion. We made that clear in December of last year. We were able to get $22 billion through, after the election, and we had a very […]

‘Ticky’ program, Sky News

14 February 2017

TICKY FULLERTON: Treasurer, welcome to the program. TREASURER: G’day Ticky, nice to be with you. FULLERTON: Can I start with these iron ore prices, they're good news, a lot higher than expected indeed, higher than the mid-year outlook back in December. This has got to get the ratings agencies off your back, the triple-A rating […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

13 February 2017

DAVID SPEERS: We are back after momentarily losing power there – apologies, Treasurer. TREASURER: I should have brought my coal. DAVID SPEERS: [laughter] The lump of coal. Perhaps. Anyway, we battled through divisions and a brief blackout there as well. Let's get back to this NDIS Bill. What happens if you can't pass all of […]

Joint press conference, Canberra

13 February 2017

TREASURER: On Thursday night in Sydney, the Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr Lowe gave a very prescient speech to a group of investors who represented some $17 trillion in funds under management. He made a series of points but amongst those points were these. First of all we need to have a competitive tax […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

13 February 2017

RAY HADLEY: Great stuff. As a person who has been involved in the odd stunt myself, the coal into the chamber, great stunt. Were you channelling me at any stage when you went and got that big hunk of coal and hid it and took it in? Were you thinking that wasn’t a bad bet […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

10 February 2017

TREASURER: Is it wonderful being here in Sydney for the A50, joining my colleagues who have also been presenting here today. Engaging with the world’s investors, fund managers, who make decisions worth billions, tens of billions, hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth that impact on the global economy. For them to come here to Sydney, […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, 7.30, ABC

7 February 2017

LEIGH SALES: With me now is the Treasurer Scott Morrison. Treasurer, if we can start with the Bernardi matter, how worried are you that his new party could take enough votes from you at the next election to cost you government? TREASURER: Well, the Government isn't distracted, Leigh. Put aside the events of today and […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

6 February 2017

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray. HADLEY: First day back in Parliament for 2017, first Newspoll. Now, I can almost hear you answering the question now but it is not good news for the Coalition, particularly in terms of the primary vote, and that is reflected on two-party. TREASURER: I think we see, […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

6 February 2017

TREASURER: Today as you can see we’ve taken further action on ensuring that Australian home buyers get a fair go when it comes to buying whether it’s their first home or subsequent home by ensuring that our rules on foreign investment are enforced. Under the previous Government they had some rules but they didn’t enforce […]

Doorstop interview, Adelaide

3 February 2017

TREASURER: Happy to be here in South Australia and on such a beautiful day and I just had the great opportunity to catch up with Steven Marshall to talk about a range of things but particularly the need for infrastructure projects here in South Australia that go to both improving productivity but also improve the […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast

2 February 2017

FRAN KELLY: Treasurer, welcome again to Breakfast. TREASURER: Great to be here Fran. KELLY: Treasurer the Prime Minister says coal will have a role to play in Australia’s energy mix for many decades to come. Is the Government open to help paying for these new super critical clean coal plants? TREASURER: Already we have over […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

1 February 2017

DAVID SPEERS: Thank you very much Treasurer, thanks for joining us. We heard from the Prime Minister a more detailed, perhaps a stronger argument for the company tax cuts today. Will this change the numbers in the Senate though do you think? TREASURER: We will continue to have those discussions but as he said today, […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

30 January 2017

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray. HADLEY: Or should I say Scomo? TREASURER: That’s what I’ve been tagged as so I may as well embrace it. HADLEY: So you’re on Facebook now as Scott Morrison Treasurer, in brackets, Scomo. TREASURER: That’s how people are increasingly getting to know me, so I’m happy to […]

Doorstop interview, London

27 January 2017

TREASURER: [AUDIO BEGINS] …opportunity to get behind a lot of the thinking behind those initiatives. This has been a very productive week. Over the course of the week I have also had the opportunity to meet with the Bank of England, the European Central Bank as well of course Chancellor Hammond earlier in the week […]

Interview with Kim Landers, ABC AM

26 January 2017

KIM LANDERS: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Happy Australia Day Kim and to all listeners. LANDERS: Thank you. Do you think Australia day should be celebrated on another date? TREASURER: No I don't actually. I think Australian stories go back, you know, well beyond the time that the First Fleet first arrived in Australia and all […]

Interview with David Gura, Bloomberg

25 January 2017

DAVID GURA: This is a trade deal that some have described as ‘being on life support’ here. How confident are you that the TPP will continue to live on? TREASURER: Well, a lot of work has been put in not just by Australia but the other parties to this arrangement. The decision by the President […]