Transcripts

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast

16 August 2018

FRAN KELLY: The Treasurer Scott Morrison joins me in our Parliament House studios, Treasurer thanks very much for joining us again. TREASURER: Thanks Fran, good to be here. KELLY: Tony Abbott says your policy, the National Energy Guarantee, is 'seriously bad policy'. How long are you going to put up with this, this sniping from […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

16 August 2018

QUESTION: What do you make of these reports that Keith Pitt could be considering resigning from the front bench over the NEG? TREASURER: I think there’s a lot of dramatization going on around these discussions at the moment. What the Government is doing, earlier this week we were able to get overwhelming support in the […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, ABC 730

14 August 2018

LEIGH SALES: The Treasurer joins me now from Canberra. Treasurer, I'll come to Tony Abbott's contribution in a moment but let's start with the next steps for the NEG. Is it going to get through the Parliament given that even some members of your own team suggest they'll cross the floor? TREASURER: The first thing […]

Doorstop interview, Adelaide

11 August 2018

TREASURER: It's great to be here in South Australia with the Marshall Government and we've just been talking about the new interconnector with work commencing in these early phases with my home state New South Wales, so I'm pleased with the great connection that is being made there with those two governments. But the interconnection […]

Interview with Tony Jones, 3AW

7 August 2018

TONY JONES: Treasurer, Scott Morrison, good morning Treasurer. TREASURER: G'day Tony, good to be here. JONES: Yeah what brings you to our fair city? TREASURER: Well I'm here speaking at a business lunch today, but we're also here to announce some further changes and support for ASIC and in how they're going about ensuring that […]

Doorstop interview, Australian British Chamber of Commerce

3 August 2018

JOURNALIST: Treasurer, another very damning report… [inaudible]… TREAUSRER: And the question… JOURNALIST: What do you think of the report? TREAUSRER: Well as you’ve just heard me say at some length at the event today, this report we’ve commissioned, along with the ACCC previously, and it’s been part of a suite of things we’ve been doing […]

Australian British Chamber of Commerce Q&A

3 August 2018

QUESTION: Treasurer, thank you very much for those reassurances about strengthening the Australian economy. I'm Elizabeth [inaudible] the Chief Executive of an Australian-British company. One of the ambitions for us is actually growth and exporting and the UK has the British Business Bank which offers an alternative – a patient capital alternative – to VC […]

Press conference, Melbourne

2 August 2018

TREASURER: The ACCC has released their interim report of July of this year of the gas enquiry which I set up some years ago, from 2017 to 2020, to provide a constant and consistent deep look into what is occurring in our gas market as part of the broader plan which is designed to do […]

Interview with Kim Landers, ABC AM

1 August 2018

KIM LANDERS: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G’day, Kim. LANDERS: If the tax cuts for big business are rejected by the Senate would you still take that policy intact to the next election? TREASURER: Well, Kim, again people are getting way ahead of themselves. We took these to the last election. We’re still in the business […]

Interview with Laura Jayes, Sky News

31 July 2018

LAURA JAYES: Treasurer, thanks for your time. TREASURER: Greetings from the Shire, Laura. You're always welcome here. You know that as a Shire girl yourself. JAYES: Thank you. Now, we've all been picking over the Super Saturday results. What do you make of the results? Do you see this as an endorsement of your economic […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

25 July 2018

QUESTION: Just an aged care related question. TREASURER: Sure, great. QUESTION: Fourteen thousand extra home care packages over the next 4 years, critics are saying that's not enough. Would you consider boosting that number in the years ahead? TREASURER: Well, 14,000 extra in-home care places in the Budget, 6,000 in the December (update) for that. […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

19 July 2018

BEN FORDHAM: Treasurer, good afternoon. TREASURER: G’day Ben. FORDHAM: Let me go to the jobs figures first, the unemployment rate steady, 50,000 new jobs created. TREASURER: That’s right, it’s great news. Particularly it was great news for young people we had the strongest growth of jobs for young people – that’s people between 15 and […]

Joint Press Conference, Sydney

19 July 2018

PRIME MINISTER: Well good afternoon. Today we've seen more compelling evidence that our national economic plan for a stronger economy and more jobs is working. This month's jobs figures, 50,900 new jobs created in the month of June. More than 900 people on average have found a job every day over the past year and […]

Doorstop interview, Penguin

18 July 2018

BRETT WHITELEY: Welcome everybody to Penguin Composites. It's great to be here with John and obviously great to have here the Treasurer of Australia, Scott Morrison. It's always great to have Scott in Braddon. He's seen a lot of changes here as many of his cabinet colleagues have been saying over the last few weeks. […]

Interview with Gareth Parker, 6PR

17 July 2018

GARETH PARKER: Scott Morrison, good morning. TREASURER: It's great to be back here in the west. PARKER: Appreciate your time. 9221 1882 is the talkback number and the Treasurer is happy to take talkback calls today, which I appreciate. Appreciate you giving listeners the opportunity to ask you a direct question if they have one. […]

Doorstop Interview, Oakford WA

16 July 2018

ANDREW HASTIE – MEMBER FOR CANNING: Well good morning everyone. It’s a real pleasure to be here at the business of Vince and Teresa Borrello – Borrello Cheese. They make a fantastic cheese. They supply it state-wide to Coles and IGAs. If you’re from Western Australia, please back Vince and his cheese. It’s really top […]

Q&A session, Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA, Perth

16 July 2018

QUESTION: Thank you Chris and thank you Treasurer for your kind words about CCI and the state, and welcome back to WA. A year ago, we sat here on the stage, CCI event, talking about the GST and how it was broken and needed to change. Now we’re sitting here, and you propose a pretty […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

5 July 2018

ROSS GREENWOOD: Let's go to the man who's right in the middle of this, the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Many thanks for your time, Treasurer. TREASURER: Very happy to be here, Ross. GREENWOOD: The first question a lot of people are asking is where does the $7 billion come from? Have you suddenly broken open a […]

Interview with Matthew Pantelis, 5AA

5 July 2018

MATTHEW PANTELIS: So what do you say to Labor claims here in South Australia after your compensation has passed, we'll be a long way behind? TREASURER: Well it's rubbish because the compensation is permanent. It keeps going beyond the eight years. The GST pool is forever expanded. So they don't get it. They don't understand […]

Interview with Brian Carlton, Tasmania Talks

5 July 2018

BRIAN CARLTON: Scott Morrison, good morning, how are you? TREASURER: I'm good Brian, yourself? CARLTON: Very well, a very busy day for you. Tell me the PM made a pledge that Tassie won't be any worse off, the $112 million top up that's pledged – is that over six or eight? I'm getting confusing messages. […]

Interview with Leon Compton, ABC Hobart

5 July 2018

LEON COMPTON: Treasurer, good morning to you. TREASURER: Good morning Leon. Good to be with you. COMPTON: Treasurer, you raised the spectre of Tasmania getting $112 million more over 8 years under the deal you're proposing. $112 million more than what? TREASURER: Than where they will be under the other system. So, there's two ways […]

Interview with Tony Jones, 3AW

5 July 2018

TONY JONES: This will affect all of us in some way shape or form because there's been big changes to the GST system. At least there's big changes coming. But, no. It's not what you and I pay for in terms of everything. It's about how the States and Territories carve it all up. The […]

Press conference, Canberra

5 July 2018

TREASURER: Today the Government is announcing our interim response to the Productivity Commission report, which I had commissioned, to look into the issue of horizontal fiscal equalisation - in other words, the fair go principle that has been used, since Federation, to ensure that all States get a fair share. Stronger States support the less […]

Interview with Jane Marwick, 6PR

5 July 2018

JANE MARWICK: The Treasurer is Scott Morrison, he joins me now. Good morning and thank you for your time on such a busy day for you Treasurer. TREASURER: Well, it’s very important to be talking to Western Australia. I promised that we’d fix the GST formula and one of the things in your introduction, which […]

Interview with Kim Landers, ABC AM

5 July 2018

KIM LANDERS: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G'day Kim. LANDERS: Let's take a look at this promise that no jurisdiction will be worse off. So you're guaranteeing that no-one will be left with less than if they'd stayed with the current model? TREASURER: That's right and we achieve that by basically making the pie bigger. I […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

5 July 2018

KIERAN GILBERT: Just going to our top story now and the GST carve up, the biggest overhaul to the goods and services tax in several years. With me is the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Thanks for your time, you're going to be topping up basically the GST pool to the extent of about $9 billion over […]

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, Today

5 July 2018

KARL STEFANOVIC: Treasurer, Scott Morrison joins me now. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G'Day Karl. STEFANOVIC: And on the seventh day, peace broke out across the land. TREASURER: Well, managing the GST of the states and territories is always a tricky business but there was a problem, it needed to be fixed. In WA they were […]

Interview with Natalie Barr, Sunrise

5 July 2018

NATALIE BARR: Treasurer, Scott Morrison joins me now from Canberra. Good morning to you, Treasurer. How can this new system leave every State and Territory better off? TREASURER: Well, it's all about having a bigger pie. At the end of the day, what the Commonwealth will be doing is making sure that after we've collected […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

29 June 2018

TREASURER: Well, this week, Bill Shorten’s gone from a captain’s call to a captain’s fall, flat on his face when it comes to the issue of company taxes and particularly taxes for small and medium sized businesses. Labor were completely dazed and confused when it comes to their position on taxes on small and medium […]

Interview with Deborah Knight, 2GB

27 June 2018

DEBORAH KNIGHT: Good afternoon to you, Treasurer. TREASURER: G'day, Deborah. KNIGHT: Is it safe to say this announcement took you by surprise from Bill Shorten yesterday? TREASURER: It never surprises me that the Labor Party wants to increase taxes but I think it really did come to surprise many people because he's been basically trying […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

27 June 2018

TREASURER: Today, the Labor Party have to come clean on their tax policy for all businesses, particularly small businesses. Yesterday, we know that Bill Shorten went out there and delivered a savage blow to businesses of between $10 million and $50 million in turnover. Now, we know, any Australian who knows anything about the economy […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM

27 June 2018

SABRA LANE: Joining us now is the Treasurer. Scott Morrison, good morning and welcome back to the program. TREASURER: Thanks, Sabra. LANE: Business leaders have been visiting Canberra this week on a charm offensive over the National Energy Guarantee and also on those tax cuts to try and win those extra votes. Has it worked […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

27 June 2018

KIERAN GILBERT: With me is the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. How many businesses are we talking about in that bracket from $10 million to $50 million? TREASURER: Well, there are 20,000 businesses in total, 14,000 who are incorporated. I mean, the cost of this, Labor has not said and that demonstrates Bill Shorten was off on […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

26 June 2018

TREASURER: Bill Shorten and Labor have confirmed again today that Labor is for higher taxes. What he has said today is that he is not only going to roll back tax relief of $70 billion on Australians paying income taxes. He is going to roll back tax relief to help medium-sized businesses, many of whom […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

25 June 2018

QUESTION: How is the Government going to clinch the numbers in the Senate to secure the passage of this company tax legislation? TREASURER: The issue of making Australian businesses more competitive this week is front and centre on the agenda. We are obviously pleased last week to gain the support for our personal tax plan […]

Interview with Gareth Parker, 6PR

22 June 2018

GARETH PARKER: Scott Morrison is the Treasurer, Scott, good morning. TREASURER: G'day Gareth. PARKER: A victory lap? TREASURER: A victory for all Australians who are going to work today, those who are already on site, those who are on the bus or the car on the way, or the train, because they are facing an […]

Interview with Hamish Macdonald, ABC RN

22 June 2018

HAMISH MACDONALD: Scott Morrison is the Treasurer. Treasurer, you told me last night too much ScoMo is never enough. We'll put that to the test this morning. Welcome to Breakfast. TREASURER: [laughs] I suspect it's too much for some. MACDONALD: [laughs] Let's cast ahead to 2025. You're earning $200,000 a year. How much more will […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA

22 June 2018

LEON BYNER: Scott Morrison, good morning. TREASURER: G'day, Leon. BYNER: I bet you've got the biggest smile on your face because yourself and Mathias Cormann have negotiated something that many might have predicted was almost impossible. TREASURER: Well, the smile that I'm pleased about is on the face of Australians who are going to work […]

Interview with Jon Faine, ABC Melbourne

22 June 2018

JON FAINE: Scott Morrison is the Treasurer in the Turnbull Coalition Federal Government. Mr Morrison good morning to you. TREASURER: G'day Jon. FAINE: Personal tax cuts of $140 billion plus you want corporate tax cuts of $80 billion. How on earth can Government continue to provide the services Australians require if you slash revenue by […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

22 June 2018

TREASURER: Wherever you are in Australia – whether you're already at work, you're on your way to work – as a result of what happened in the Parliament yesterday, you're facing a future of a lower tax rate under the Coalition Government. This is good news for all working Australians, and I stress all working […]

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise

22 June 2018

DAVID KOCH: Treasurer, good to see you again. You've described this package as fair and rewarding to workers, critics say, hey, only modest cuts for low income earners and the rich are going to get the benefit. TREASURER: That's rubbish. Everyone going to work today from 1 July next year they're on a better tax […]

Interview with Jules Schiller, ABC Adelaide

21 June 2018

JULES SCHILLER: Treasurer, welcome. TREASURER: G’day, Jules. SCHILLER: I believe you’ve got your name in the record books. Is this the broadest income tax reform package ever passed by a Parliament? TREASURER: I’ve heard references to that but frankly the winners today are the people you just talked about. That’s the only sort of record […]

Interview with Tom Elliott, 3AW

21 June 2018

TOM ELLIOTT: The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Good afternoon. TREASURER: Hey, Tom. ELLIOTT: Now, in a nutshell for dummies, what has been passed today? What tax cuts can we now look forward to? TREASURER: What we’ve got is a three step plan, the first one is if you’re earning up to around $90,000 a year, […]

Interview with The Project

21 June 2018

HAMISH MACDONALD: You’re obviously pretty happy with this outcome but you did opt for an all or nothing approach with the whole tax package. You gambled big and ultimately you won big. TREASURER: First of all, let me congratulate Carrie on your great news and wish you all the best, God bless. But on the […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

21 June 2018

BEN FORDHAM: The Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison is live on the line from Canberra, Treasurer good afternoon. TREASURER: G'day Ben. FORDHAM: You must be happy? TREASURER: I'm pleased for Australians who pay tax and work hard because they've had a big win today. Not just today but into the future. Bracket creep is something, I […]

Interview with Ben Davis, 4BC

21 June 2018

BEN DAVIS: Scott, good afternoon. TREASURER: G'day, Ben. DAVIS: Congratulations. It is a win for us all, I think. When will workers begin to see more money in their pay packs and how much? TREASURER: That starts from 1 July and the way that our first part of the plan works is that over the […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

20 June 2018

TREASURER: Our personal tax plan is designed to support all working Australians who pay tax. Our personal tax plan is not about creating winners and losers, setting winners against losers. It is about ensuring that all Australians win. We are not putting up taxes to pay for other tax relief. We are providing tax relief […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA

18 June 2018

LEON BYNER: Scott Morrison, how are you? TREASURER: I’m good, Leon, good to be with you and all your listeners. BYNER: Likewise. Now, your Department has done some costings on Labor’s policy to tax extra franking credits that retirees may earn as part of their share portfolio. There’s a $10 billion black hole, is that […]

Interview with Brian Carlton, LAFM Tasmania Talks

18 June 2018

BRIAN CARLTON: Good morning Treasurer. How are you going? TREASURER: G'day Brian, how are you going? CARLTON: I am very well. It truly is a conga line believe me. TREASURER: Do we get music to go along with that then? CARLTON: I tried that it was a little confusing over the phone line. When you […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

18 June 2018

KIERAN GILBERT: I'm joined by the Treasurer Scott Morrison now to discuss our top stories of the day, really are dominating focus at the moment, the income tax cuts you want them through this week? TREASURER: Of course. We want all Australians who are working hard, paying tax, to have tax relief. They all work […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

18 June 2018

TREASURER: The Liberal Party and the National Party are for lower taxes. We want to ensure that Australians out there earning, paying tax, have tax relief – all Australians who do that – because all Australians work hard. Of course, we're starting with low to middle income earners and we move it right across all […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM

18 June 2018

SABRA LANE: We're joined now by the Treasurer Scott Morrison, good morning and welcome to the program. TREASURER: G'day, Sabra. LANE: Will the Government put both these tax packages to Parliament this week? TREASURER: Yes. LANE: What happens if they're both rejected? TREASURER: Well, we'll see what happens over the course of this fortnight but […]

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise

18 June 2018

DAVID KOCH: Scott Morrison joins me now from Canberra. Treasurer, thanks for your time. Are you going to split the personal income tax package to try and ease its way through the Senate? TREASURER: No, we're putting the whole plan forward because we believe all Australians who work hard deserve tax relief. We believe businesses […]

Doorstop interview, Morayfield

8 June 2018

TREVOR RUTHENBERG: Folks, welcome to Longman, specifically welcome to sunny Morayfield, Scott good to have you here. Thank you. How nice is it here in the sun? It's wonderful. Look, the Longman by-election here we are. We're focused, one of the three major issues that keep coming up, as we're out talking to people, one […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, Sky News

8 June 2018

BEN FORDHAM: The Treasurer Scott Morrison is out and about in Sydney’s west tonight at a function with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian. He’s been good enough to spare us some time and he joins me right now. Treasurer good evening.  TREASURER: G’day Ben, good to be with […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA

7 June 2018

LEON BYNER: Treasurer, thanks for your time. TREASURER: Thanks Leon, great to be with you. BYNER: I want to talk about what is in it for those listening for this growth that we have got this 1 per cent that has gone up. Wages have been flat, they have gone up slightly but they are […]

Interview with Steve Austin, ABC Brisbane

6 June 2018

TREASURER: We've got a plan for a stronger economy and that's what is being delivered. Not just jobs but growth as well and that is, I think , good news for the Australian economy as a New South Welshman, I'm hoping New South Wales will get as good of a result tonight but for Queenslanders, […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

6 June 2018

ROSS GREENWOOD: Treasurer Scott Morrison is on the line. Many thanks for your time, Treasurer. TREASURER: G'day, Ross. GREENWOOD: Alright, the numbers, they are terrific, there's no doubt about that – 3.1 per cent. What does it actually mean for your Budget bottom line? Does it mean the economy and, therefore, tax receipts are going […]

Press conference, Canberra

6 June 2018

TREASURER: Well, I'm hoping that this evening the Blues will get as decent a result as the Australian economy has been given in these National Accounts today. Apologies to Queenslanders listening and people in other parts of the country who probably couldn't care less when it comes to that big fixture this evening, but I'm […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

6 June 2018

KIERAN GILBERT: Treasurer Scott Morrison is with me in the Canberra studio, thanks so much for your time. I know you can’t get into the detail of this because it’s before the courts but no doubt, these cases have rattled the industry. TREASURER: They’re very serious charges that have been pursued by the ACCC and […]

Press conference, Sydney

4 June 2018

TREASURER: You would have seen the statements today from the CBA as well as the Government in what constitutes the largest civil penalty in Australia's corporate history regarding the settlement between the CBA and AUSTRAC for some $700 million. I want to commend, in particular, AUSTRAC and the prosecutors in securing this significant result for […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

4 June 2018

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer, thanks very much for your time this afternoon. CBA was late in filing reports on transactions above $10,000 on more than 53,000 occasions, it didn’t comply with its obligations to monitor transactions on more than 778,000 accounts, nearly 150 suspicious matter reports were either filed late or not at all, and it […]

Interview with Tom Elliott, 3AW

1 June 2018

TOM ELLIOTT: Mr Morrison, good afternoon. TREASURER: G'Day Tom. ELLIOTT: Were you surprised that Amazon is going to block Australian shoppers from its US website in four weeks? TREASURER: Well I think it's a bit of an overreaction frankly Tom. All we are simply doing here is saying that if Amazon wants to sell goods […]

Press conference, Sydney

1 June 2018

TREASURER: Thanks, everyone.  I just want to make a couple of points. The first one was that we are very pleased to see that Australia's efforts in ensuring that Australian steel and aluminium products have been successful in ensuring that what we are doing with those products in Australia and in our exports in the […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA

1 June 2018

LEON BYNER: Treasurer of Australia, Scott Morrison, thank you for coming on this morning. TREASURER: Hi Leon. BYNER: What is your reaction to what Amazon is going to do, where as of July 1 they are going to block us all off amazon.com which means, according to our callers, 'hey listen, the range of what […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

23 May 2018

ROSS GREENWOOD: Let’s go to the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Many thanks for your time, Treasurer. TREASURER: G’day Ross. GREENWOOD: Ok, does this mean that your company tax cuts now are effectively, politically, dead in the water? TREASURER: I have heard that prediction a few times and so I wouldn’t share it but let’s see what […]

Joint doorstop interview, Kogarah

18 May 2018

DAVID COLEMAN, MEMBER FOR BANKS: Good morning and welcome everyone here to the microbiome research centre here in Kogarah in the heart of Southern Sydney. It is great to be here today to talk about medical research and in particular the microbiome research centre based here at St George Hospital. The Government has provided $4 […]

Joint doorstop interview, Shoalhaven bridge

17 May 2018

ANN SUDMALIS: Look I'm just not mucking around. This is one of my dearest colleagues. This is Scott Morrison who's our Treasurer. Very, very good with finances. If I want a project he says, "OK, you can have it out of that portfolio, then go to the other Minister and say where you're going to […]

Joint doorstop interview, Rockhampton

16 May 2018

MICHELLE LANDRY, MEMBER FOR CAPRICORNIA: Look it's fantastic to be at Coxon's Radiators today with Julie and Gary, and importantly Treasurer Scott Morrison. So the Treasurer is up here in central Queensland, has been doing a tour of Australia talking about the Budget. Now the Budget was released last Tuesday and I think it is […]

Joint doorstop interview, Townsville

15 May 2018

SENATOR IAN MACDONALD, SENATOR FOR QUEENSLAND: It is great to have the Federal Treasurer here in Townsville a few days after the Budget to spread the good news of our last Budget which is just fantastic. I am so excited to have Scott Morrison here. You know, he's the only Treasurer since Peter Costello all […]

Paul Murray Live, Sky News

14 May 2018

PAUL MURRAY: G'day, good evening and welcome to Brisbane. What a special edition of Paul Murray Live we have this evening. We are at the North Lakes Sports Bar. Now as you know, we are here to hear what the Treasurer has to tell, not the fellow politicians, not the pundits, not the media, not […]

Joint doorstop interview, Loganholme

14 May 2018

BERT VAN MANEN: Well good morning everybody, and welcome to the fabulous electorate of Forde, and particular I’d like to thank Bill Leavey, the owner of True Blue Glass. Bill thank you for having us down here today, and my good friend the Treasurer Scott Morrison. The reason we’re here today is to talk about […]

Interview with Barrie Cassidy, ABC Insiders

13 May 2018

BARRIE CASSIDY: Scott Morrison, good morning, welcome. TREASURER: G'day, Barrie. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers. CASSIDY: And as it happens, you’re celebrating a milestone, turning 50 today. Happy Birthday. TREASURER: Thanks very much, Barrie. CASSIDY: Still young for a Treasurer, but the fact is though, if you were to lose the next election […]

Joint doorstop interview, Avalon Airport

12 May 2018

SARAH HENDERSON: Well good morning everyone, my name is Sarah Henderson, the federal member for Corangamite. It is my great pleasure to welcome Scott Morrison here, the Treasurer of Australia for a very exciting day after announcing $20 million for a new international terminal for Avalon airport in this week’s Budget. Of course we’re also […]

Interview with Jon Faine, ABC Melbourne

11 May 2018

JON FAINE: Scott Morrison, Federal Treasurer, is in Melbourne this morning not able to come into the studio, but he’s probably drier staying where he is. Scott Morrison good morning to you. TREASURER: G’Day Jon. I’m on the freeway here, so in Melbourne. Sorry I couldn’t come into the studio. Would’ve liked to have done […]

Joint doorstop interview, Frankston

11 May 2018

CHRIS CREWTHER, MEMBER FOR DUNKLEY: I’m Chris Crewther, I am the Federal Member for Dunkley and it’s great to be here at Frankston Hospital today with the Treasurer of Australia, Scott Morrison and Minister for Health, Greg Hunt to talk about what the Budget means locally here in Dunkley as well as across the nation. […]

Interview with Tom Tilley, Triple J Hack

10 May 2018

TOM TILLEY: Well, let's go to the Treasurer himself. Scott Morrison, thank you so much for joining us on Triple J. TREASURER: Pleased to be here, Tom. TILLEY: There's loads of questions we want to get through, but the first one is, what's your one favourite thing in the Budget for young people? TREASURER: Providing […]

National Press Club Address, Q and A session

9 May 2018

SABRA LANE: The old adage “a week’s a long time in politics”, should perhaps be rewritten to “twenty five minutes is a long time in politics”. While you’ve been on your feet, Rebekha Sharkie has held a press conference announcing that she is resigning in wake of the High Court ruling today. Also Justine Keay, […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA

9 May 2018

LEON BYNER: You delivered the Budget last night in the Federal Parliament, Scott Morrison, Minister thanks for joining us this morning.      TREASURER: G’day Leon. BYNER: Ok, I just need to clarify one matter that does have people scratching their heads. You’re in the next ten period saying, ‘the Government would give $140 billion in personal […]

Interview with Gareth Parker, 6PR

9 May 2018

GARETH PARKER: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G'day Gaz. PARKER: Why are you cutting taxes when the Budget is in deficit, and net debt is around $350 billion? TREASURER: Well a couple of reasons, one: it's their money, it's not ours, and we think Australians should keep more of what they earn. They earned it, this […]

Interview with John Laws, 2SM

9 May 2018

JOHN LAWS: Scott Morrison's on the line. Treasurer good morning and welcome. TREASURER: G'day John. LAWS: How you doing? TREASURER: Well, it's been a busy night and it's been a busy morning, but it's always great to join you. LAWS: That's very nice of you, tell me, are you, obviously you are happy with, it's […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM

9 May 2018

SABRA LANE: Mr Morrison, welcome to AM. TREASURER: Good morning Sabra. LANE: Sir Humphrey might say this is a very courageous Budget based on very heroic assumptions. Why should Australians believe these figures? TREASURER: Well, he'd be wrong if he said that and most economists are saying the opposite as well. The forecasts, as always […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW Mornings

9 May 2018

NEIL MITCHELL: Treasurer, you've got a bright economic outlook, tax cuts down the track, is this all predicated on maintaining immigration levels at current levels? TREASURER: Well, as you know, we have a cap on what the level of immigration intake is… MITCHELL: 190,000. TREASURER: …and it can rise to that but it doesn't have […]

Interview with Adam Steer, ABC Darwin

9 May 2018

ADAM STEER: Good morning, the big ticket items for the Northern Territory, $28 million for upgrades to the Central Arnhem and Buntine Highways. Isn't that a bit disingenuous given the bulk of the money is at least five years away? TREASURER: Well, the real measure that supports the Northern Territory frankly that's right here, right […]

Interview with Jonsey & Amanda, WFSM

9 May 2018

AMANDA KELLER: Well, it's one year out from the election, and the Treasurer Scott Morrison has handed down what looks to be a very safe Budget. It's been pretty well received, the focus being on huge tax breaks to benefit working families, and more jobs for older Australians. He is on the line now. Hello, […]

Interview with Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald and Michael “Wippa” Wipfli, Nova

9 May 2018

RYAN "FITZY" FITZGERALD: The 2018 Budget was released last night, could this be the last one for the Liberals? We have the Treasurer on the line right now. Scotty Morrison, welcome to the show Scotty! MICHAEL "WIPPA" WIPFLI: Hello Scott. TREASURER: Hey boys! WIPPA: Big night for you mate. A couple of handshakes, a few […]

The Hot Breakfast, Triple M

9 May 2018

EDDIE MCGUIRE: The Treasurer of Australia, Scott Morrison is a pretty busy man this morning and he's taking some time out of his schedule to speak to the listeners on Triple M's Hot Breakfast. Good morning, Treasurer. TREASURER: G'day, Ed, it's good to be there, it's good to see Will and Darce. MCGUIRE: Good on […]

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise

9 May 2018

DAVID KOCH: Let's go straight to Treasurer Scott Morrison. Thanks for joining us Treasurer, big morning for you. TREASURER: Thanks David. KOCH: Hey, look the economy is going through a purple patch at the moment. All of these initiatives are dependent on that purple patch continuing. How confident are you on that, commodity prices staying […]

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, Today Show

9 May 2018

KARL STEFANOVIC: Scott Morrison joins us now. Good morning Treasurer. TREASURER: G'Day Karl. STEFANOVIC: You may say this Budget's a winner but will it save the Prime Minister? TREASURER: Well, what it's about is saving taxpayer's money. It's about ensuring that what they earn, what they work hard to earn they get to keep more […]

Press conference, Canberra

8 May 2018

TREASURER: Welcome everyone, in particular welcome to Mathias Cormann the Finance Minister. The document bears both our names and we're pleased to present it to you this afternoon. I won't delay you by going through all the measures, you'll be pleased to know. I'm sure you've had the time to work through those. What I […]

Interview with Matt Taylor, CNBC

8 May 2018

MATT TAYLOR: Treasurer, thank you so much for chatting to us, the rating agencies have called for a credible path, or return, to a surplus. Because you're going to get there next year with a balanced Budget, do you believe that this Budget and its forward estimates provide that credible return to surplus that the […]

Interview with Paul Allen, Bloomberg

8 May 2018

PAUL ALLEN: So return to surplus a year early, 2018-2019 deficit smaller than expected thanks to a revenue boost but is that sustainable? TREASURER: Yes it is because it's based on the growing economy and particularly the strong growth that we'll continue to see in employment in Australia. Unlike many other countries, Australia has still […]

Interview with Sandra Sully, Channel 10

8 May 2018

SANDRA SULLY: Fresh from delivering his Budget speech, we're joined now from Canberra by the Treasurer Scott Morrison. Treasurer thanks for your time. TREASURER: Pleasure. SULLY: Certainly looks like an election Budget. You've splashed the cash right across the board. Clearly you've money to burn. TREASURER: Well our expenditure, the real growth in expenditure above […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

8 May 2018

DAVID SPEERS: In last year's Budget you said any additional revenue would be "banked as an improvement to the Budget bottom line". Now, you've got additional revenue here, more than $30 billion and yet you're only banking less than half of that, $15 billion. TREASURER: We also have a rule that we won't allow taxes […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

8 May 2018

ROSS GREENWOOD: Treasurer Scott Morrison, this was your third Budget, was it, do you believe given the fact that you could hand out $140 billion worth of tax cuts over the next ten years, was the number you put out in the press conference today. Does that give you some satisfaction that you can actually […]

Interview with Brett Mason, SBS

8 May 2018

BRETT MASON: Well Treasurer, welcome back to SBS. It's always good to see you. TREASURER: Thanks. MASON: One of your colleagues described this as the Oprah Budget. 'You get a tax cut, you get a tax cut, everyone gets a tax cut!' when what Australia really needs is a Doctor Phil Budget, they need a […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, ABC 7:30

8 May 2018

LEIGH SALES: Treasurer Scott Morrison, thanks very much for racing up. TREASURER: Thanks Leigh. SALES: You are facing an election within a year and the economy has suddenly come up roses, delivering a windfall of about $35 billion. To paraphrase Paul Keating on Peter Costello, has your derriere had a lucky encounter with a rainbow? […]

Interview with Mark Riley, Channel 7

8 May 2018

MARK RILEY: Scott Morrison, thanks for joining 7 News. TREASURER: Thanks Mark. RILEY: What is the theme of this Budget? TREASURER: A stronger economy. It's a stronger economy because that's what we deliver. The tax relief that we're able to provide, which we are in this Budget, it delivers the essential services that Australians rely […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

8 May 2018

TREASURER: Wherever you are in Australia today, it might be on the tram, the train or the bus, you might be driving on one of our rural roads. Be onsite already. Getting your kids off to school. Caring for an elderly parent, and you've exchanged that smile this morning that's so special. Wherever you are […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, Today

6 May 2018

CHRIS UHLMANN: Treasurer, welcome. TREASURER: Thanks, good to be here, Chris. UHLMANN: So, how will your Budget improve the lives of ordinary Australians? TREASURER: It all comes down to a stronger economy. If your economy is stronger then there are more jobs, which is what Australians rely on. You can guarantee the essential services they […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

4 May 2018

TREASURER: It's great to be here with Dan from Capital Brewing and Andy, from back in The Shire actually from Hairyman Brewery back in the Southern Shire in Sydney. Now, believe it or not Mathias and I are not here for the beer today. What we are here for today is for small businesses and […]

Press Conference, Canberra

1 May 2018

TREASURER:  You would be aware this morning of the release of the report of the prudential inquiry into CBA and I wanted to make a number of remarks on that. On the 8th August of last year, I met with the chair of the CBA, Catherine Livingstone, following the revelations in relation to AUSTRAC. I […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

30 April 2018

TREASURER:  In just over a week’s time the Budget will be handed down. As always, over the last few years, it has been a tough grind as we have sought and achieved the results of reducing the deficit, of getting expenditure under control, ensuring that we put clear guardrails on when it comes to taxation […]

Doorstop interview, Kurnell Visitor Centre

28 April 2018

PRIME MINISTER: Well thank you Noeleen. Thank you so much and Scott and Gabrielle and Mark and Carmelo it's great to be here. We're making a very substantial investment - federally through the budget - the Treasurer is here, and of course from the state government. It's a great partnership working with the local Aboriginal […]

Australian Business Economists, Q and A session, Sydney

26 April 2018

QUESTION: Treasurer, thank you for your presentation. A lot of our discussion is on tax policy at the moment, the Reserve Bank of Australia for the past decade or two has highlighted the role of negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions in driving housing credit and elevated home prices. The Labor Party appears to […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

26 April 2018

BEN FORDHAM: Treasurer, good afternoon. TREASURER: G’day, Ben. FORDHAM: Thank you for the tax cuts. TREASURER: I can’t say that the article in The Financial Review today was informed by the Government. So, that’s just more speculation from journalists before a Budget as you’d expect but we made no secret about the issue back last […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

26 April 2018

QUESTION: Are we going to get anything more than you being able to say that your Government doesn't raise taxes? TREASURER: What this is, is saying to families with disabilities, carers, that the National Disability Insurance Scheme under a Turnbull Government will always be fully funded. That is what it's about. We previously sought to […]

Interview with Gareth Parker, 6PR

26 April 2018

GARETH PARKER: The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, good morning. TREASURER: G'day, good to be with you. PARKER: More money for health on the front page of The West Australian this morning, so you've got the headline, but is that really a GST top-up or just another grab-bag of one-off announceables? TREASURER: Well, it's topping you […]

Interview with Craig Zonca and Rebecca Levingston, ABC Brisbane

26 April 2018

REBECCA LEVINGSTON: Treasurer, good morning. How will you fund the NDIS? TREASURER: What we've seen is the stronger economy that we've been working to provide is now really providing the revenue from the existing tax base to meet those commitments. A year ago, that wasn't the case and we believed that was necessary. So, the […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA

26 April 2018

LEON BYNER: Thank you for joining us today. TREASURER: G'day, Leon. BYNER: Now, you went and dumped the Medicare levy – that 0.5 increase – because you're telling us that the Government's getting more in tax receipts. Wasn't this extra money going to be used to reduce the debt? TREASURER: No, that extra money was […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW

26 April 2018

NEIL MITCHELL: Treasurer Scott Morrison, good morning. TREASURER: G'day, Neil. MITCHELL: That $5 billion extra than expected, you're rolling in money, will there be other tax relief for the average person? TREASURER: We made no secret last year of saying a priority was to provide tax relief to middle and lower income families and we've […]

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, Today

26 April 2018

KARL STEFANOVIC: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G'day, Karl. STEFANOVIC: You've been likened this morning to the Karate Kid: 'Tax on, tax off'. TREASURER: Well, it's good news today, Karl. It's good news for families and people suffering with disabilities because we're fully funding everything for the NDIS and we're doing that because we've got a […]

Interview with Samantha Armytage, Channel 7 Sunrise

26 April 2018

SAMANTHA ARMYTAGE: Treasurer Scott Morrison joins us now. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning again, Sam. ARMYTAGE: Nice to see you again. Two days in a row. Now, this was a major part of last year's Budget. What's changed in last 12 months that's allowing you to perform this major backflip? TREASURER: The stronger economy […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM

26 April 2018

SABRA LANE: Joining us now on the phone is the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Good morning and welcome to the program. TREASURER: G'day, Sabra. LANE: On May the 13th last year, when it was pointed out the Government would face a hostile Senate to pass this policy, you said: "We stand by this policy absolutely." Now […]

Joint press conference, Alice Springs

23 April 2018

MINISTER SCULLION: What a cracker day here in Alice Springs and we are here for a couple of cracker announcements. I am delighted to be here with the Treasurer for the Northern Territory Nicole Manison. I am also here with the Australian Treasurer, Scott Morrison and we are going to make some significant announcements about […]

Joint press conference, Melbourne

20 April 2018

TREASURER: Good morning everyone. I'm pleased to be joined here of course here today by Kelly O'Dwyer, treasury ministerial colleague. We are going to make a number of announcements today in relation to the ASIC enforcement review report, which the Government has been carefully considering. And I'll ask Kelly to run you through the key […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA

20 April 2018

LEON BYNER: Let's welcome the Treasurer Scott Morrison. Thank you for coming on, Minister, good to talk to you. TREASURER: Great to be here, Leon, sorry it's been a while. BYNER: Now, tell us about these new rules and the question addendum to that first one is; will they apply to those who've given evidence […]

Doorstop interview, Geelong

19 April 2018

TREASURER: Well, it's great to be here at Avalon airport, and to be joined by Sarah Henderson and the general manager here. We've been talking about the development of this very important piece of infrastructure for Victoria, and particularly, in this part of Victoria. Infrastructure is such a critical component of the Government's plans, the […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

18 April 2018

TREASURER: Good morning everyone. There are three things I wanted to speak to today. First, is the report, which I can confirm, regarding the impact of Labor's retiree tax. Not only on retirees and small businesses and farmers but continuing to impact pensioners that hold their money in superannuation funds, APRA approved funds. I also […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

18 April 2018

ROSS GREENWOOD: The Treasurer Scott Morrison is on the line. Many thanks for your time Treasurer. TREASURER: G'day Ross sorry I was delayed getting on. GREENWOOD: No problems at all, can I just go to the very heart of this I think. Were you shocked by the revelations you heard yesterday from Jack Regan in […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

17 April 2018

TREASURER: As much as The Daily Telegraph loves to play dress-ups with me on the front page, I can tell Australians I am not Santa Claus and there won't be a Christmas in May and the Grinch won't be making an appearance either. But, on a more serious note, this Budget – like the budgets […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM

17 April 2018

SABRA LANE: Joining me now is the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Good morning, welcome to the program. TREASURER: Hi Sabra. LANE: Why was this paper commissioned? TREASURER: It was actually initiated by the Secretaries of Treasury and the then Department of Immigration and Border Protection – now, the Department of Home Affairs. So, it is their […]

Interview with Tom Elliott, 3AW

12 April 2018

TOM ELLIOTT: Mr Morrison, good afternoon. TREASURER: Hey Tom. ELLIOTT: Firstly, on Four Corners on Monday night the ABC had this story about the Australian Tax Office, the ATO, saying they have really been giving small business a hard time. Now, I run a number of small businesses and I can tell you we used […]

Interview with Jon Faine, ABC Melbourne

12 April 2018

JON FAINE: Mr Morrison, good morning to you. TREASURER: G'day, Jon. FAINE: You weren't too frightened to walk the streets of Melbourne, go out for breakfast or dinner last night while you are here? TREASURER: I had a very pleasant evening. It is great to be here. It is always great to be here in […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, ABC 7.30

10 April 2018

LEIGH SALES: Scott Morrison, thanks for coming in. TREASURER: Thanks, Leigh. Good to be here. SALES: Whose fault is it that the Coalition has lost 30 Newspolls in a row? TREASURER: What the Government has been doing throughout that entire period of time since the 2016 election has been keeping our promises and delivering what […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

9 April 2018

ROSS GREENWOOD: Scott Morrison, the Treasurer is on the line right now. Many thanks for your time, Treasurer. TREASURER: G'day Ross. It's always good to be with you. GREENWOOD: Alright, I want to get to a couple of bits and pieces. First up, Liddell Power Station. What powers do you, as a Federal Government, have […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

5 April 2018

DAVID SPEERS: Thank you very much for joining us this afternoon, appreciate you standing by. So the carve-up today from the Commonwealth Grants Commission… TREASURER: No worries, I’m happy to talk to Shervo about the Sharks. SPEERS: [laughs] You might have something in common there. Now, we have seen an increase in the pie as […]

Press Conference, Melbourne

5 April 2018

TREASURER: Thanks, everyone. It’s great to be here with the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, Michael Sukkar, in his home state of Victoria. It’s great to be here in Victoria today to be meeting with my State and Territory Treasurer colleagues and, in particular, to be here with Rob Lucas – the new South Australian […]

AFR Banking and Wealth Summit, Q and A session

4 April 2018

MICHAEL STUTCHBURY: You talk about, and the theme of your last Budget was ‘Better Times [sic] Ahead’, which was no doubt predicated on partly, the global upswing and the policy measures you take here. You’ve got, seemingly, one hold out Senator against the company tax, cutting the company tax rate, who is seemingly calling for […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

27 March 2018

BEN FORDHAM: Treasurer, good afternoon. TREASURER: Hey, Ben. FORDHAM: Thank you for talking to us. TREASURER: Happy to. FORDHAM: The Prime Minister has declared war on sledging today saying it’s out of control, it must be outlawed, let me play you what the PM had to say today. [AUDIO PLAYS] PRIME MINISTER: I think there […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

26 March 2018

TREASURER: Under Labor, Australians will pay more. They’ll pay more in higher taxes. Higher taxes on housing, higher taxes on investment, higher taxes on business, higher taxes on their savings, higher taxes on their retirement, higher taxes on being a family business, higher taxes on their earnings, they’ll pay higher electricity bills. Under Labor, Australians […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, ABC RN

26 March 2018

FRAN KELLY: The Treasurer, Scott Morrison, is in our Parliament House studios. Treasurer, welcome back to Breakfast. TREASURER: G’day, Fran. KELLY: Before I come to the tax cuts, can I ask you about the cricket scandal? Malcolm Turnbull yesterday was demanding decisive action from Cricket Australia. Steve Smith was stood down from the rest of […]

Interview with Michael McKee, Bloomberg

19 March 2018

MICHAEL MCKEE: The elephant in the room, obviously, the US steel and aluminium tariffs – Australia has got an exemption but how concerned are you that this could lead to wider trade disruptions if not a trade war? TREASURER: I'd certainly be hoping that cooler heads prevail. Australia has a win arrangement with the United […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

18 March 2018

SPEERS: Treasurer thanks for joining us this morning. Labor unveiled this franking credit policy during the week and its vote went up in Batman last night. What does that tell you? TREASURER: Well Batman was about a race to the left and the Labor Party won. They are the most left wing political party in […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

15 March 2018

TREASURER: Thanks for coming together today, as part of my usual routine I get to sit down with the Reserve Bank board – Governor, I should say – and just talk through the various issues in the economy so nothing I say today reflects on the conversation I’ve just had, I should be very clear. […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM

14 March 2018

SABRA LANE: Joining us now is the Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Thank you for joining the program. TREASURER: Happy to be here Sabra.  LANE: We’ll get to the domestic issues in a minute. First, has Australia lost another really good ally in the White House with Mr Tillerson getting sacked? TREASURER: Well we’ve had an […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House

14 March 2018

TREASURER: What the Labor Party is proposing is fundamentally unfair when it comes to pensioners, those on lower incomes, retirees. How is it fair that someone on a high income is able, under what Labor propose, to continue to reduce their tax, as a result of the share dividends they receive, and get the full […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

14 March 2018

ROSS GREENWOOD: [AUDIO BEGINS] Treasurer. TREASURER: G'day, Ross. GREENWOOD: Okay, can I just first go to a Tweet from Jeff Kennett, former Victorian premier, today. He said, "First the Turnbull Government attacks superannuation last year and now the Shorten ALP proposes another attack. If they win the next election. Why do Governments keep changing the […]

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise

14 March 2018

DAVID KOCH: Treasurer, good morning to you. TREASURER: Morning, David. KOCH: This tactic of drowning the Commission in documents and spreadsheets to slow it down – no one's really buying it, are they? TREASURER: No, and I certainly know Commissioner Hayne is certainly not buying it. He's running a very tight ship there and I […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

13 March 2018

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer, thanks for your time this afternoon. What have you been able to establish this afternoon? TREASURER: Labor just simply don’t get how this works. The only reason you actually get a refundable tax credit is if you have a low rate of marginal tax – if you have a marginal rate of […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House

13 March 2018

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Joint doorstop interview, Port Kembla

12 March 2018

PRIME MINISTER: Well good morning. Mark thank you, Mark Vassella, Chief Executive of BlueScope has welcomed us here this morning. You’ve seen some of that great Australian steel being made here, some of which of course, is heading over to the United States. I’m here with Ann Sudmalis the Member for Gilmore, many of your […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM

8 March 2018

SABRA LANE: I'm joined by the Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison. Mr Morrison thanks for joining AM. TREASURER: Thank you, happy women's day. LANE: You too. What hope is there for exemptions given that recent White House statement and Ms Bishop's remark that Australia shouldn't get its hopes up? TREASURER: I think that was a very […]

Press conference, Canberra

7 March 2018

TREASURER: Today's National Accounts reveal the continued resilience of Australia's domestic economy, with Australians backing themselves, getting jobs, spending more and investing more, particularly where it matters in our economy. It also highlights that we are not immune to what happens in the rest of the world. But, like most Australians, I am optimistic, and […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

7 March 2018

ROSS GREENWOOD: Scott Morrison is on the line right now. Many thanks for your time, Treasurer. TREASURER: G'day, Ross. Good to be here. GREENWOOD: Are you pleased with these numbers? TREASURER: Yeah, I think they're encouraging numbers – you've described them accurately – the net exports position really took the shine off them I think […]

Interview with Rafael Epstein, ABC Radio

27 February 2018

RAFAEL EPSTEIN: Scott Morrison is Treasurer, of course, in Malcolm Turnbull’s team. Good afternoon. TREASURER: G’day Raf. EPSTEIN: Just before policy, what do you reckon is the bill at your home, that’s gone up the most recently? TREASURER: I would agree, it would be electricity. There is no doubt about that, and they’re the bills […]

Interview with Eddie McGuire, Wil Anderson and Luke Darcy, The Hot Breakfast, Triple M

22 February 2018

EDDIE MCGUIRE: Scott, good to have you on board. TREASURER: Good morning. It’s great to be here. MCGUIRE: And yesterday you were in the seat of Higgins and doing all sorts of things. TREASURER: Yeah. MCGUIRE: Now, can I just ask a question off the top? Our economy is going beautifully at the moment, we […]

Joint doorstop interview, Helloworld Ashburton, Melbourne

21 February 2018

MINISTER O'DWYER: Well I'm delighted to be here in the heart of Higgins, in the Ashburton village strip shops, and here particularly at Daniel Addicoat's business Helloworld. I'm joined by the Treasurer, who is always a very welcome visitor to Higgins to be able to talk about the powerful impact of company tax cuts on […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW

21 February 2018

NEIL MITCHELL: Scott Morrison, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Neil. Good to be here in Melbourne. MITCHELL: Thank you for coming in. I want to play you something that your former boss, Tony Abbott, said last night about immigration: [EXCERPT PLAYS] TONY ABBOTT: My issue is not immigration. It's the rate of immigration at a […]

Interview with Barrie Cassidy, ABC Insiders

18 February 2018

BARRIE CASSIDY: Treasurer, good morning, welcome. We know that the Prime Minister can't sack the leader of the National Party, but if this was a Liberal minister, would he or she survive? TREASURER: Well that's not what is before us. What is before us is a matter for the National Party, and I think one […]

Interview with Tom Elliott, 3AW

16 February 2018

TOM ELLIOTT: Mr Morrison, good afternoon. TREASURER: G’day, Tom. Good to be with you. ELLIOTT: How would you describe Barnaby Joyce’s press conference this morning? TREASURER: I understand he’s under a lot of pressure and the Prime Minister was very clear later today in saying he understands that well. When people are under pressure, you […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, ABC 7:30

12 February 2018

LEIGH SALES: Treasurer, welcome to the program. TREASURER: Thanks, Leigh. SALES: I'll come to economic matters shortly but just firstly to follow up on Tom Iggulden's story. Next week, Barnaby Joyce will be the acting Prime Minister. Is he the best standard bearer for the Turnbull Government? TREASURER: There's no one I know in the […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

9 February 2018

TREASURER: I was very pleased today to launch the Open Banking Review Report, and we look forward to getting people’s feedback. What this is about is giving banking customers more power to ensure they can get the best deal by using their own information. Whether it's a mortgage, whether it's any credit product, whether it’s […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

7 February 2018

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer, thanks very much for your time this afternoon. A lot of people will have been watching their investments, their savings, pretty worried over the last 24 to 48 hours, there’s some better news today but what’s your message to them? TREASURER: I think to just remain calm and take the advice. We […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC AM

6 February 2018

SABRA LANE: Scott Morrison good morning. Welcome back to AM. TREASURER: G'day Sabra. Good to be here. LANE: Do you have sympathy with the Australian workers who haven't had a decent pay rise in years? TREASURER: Yes. LANE: What are you going to do about it? TREASURER: We are going to ensure that businesses invest […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

6 February 2018

TREASURER: Yesterday, the jobs survey showed 178,000 or thereabouts jobs had been advertised every week in January. That is another very strong result and continues the strong economic data we saw over the summer. That takes us into 2018 with a lot of optimism, a lot of strong belief in where the economy can go […]

Interview with Tom Elliott, 3AW

5 February 2018

TOM ELLIOTT: Mr Morrison, good afternoon. TREASURER: G’day, Tom. ELLIOTT: Now, firstly, tax cuts. It appears through the centrepiece of Donald Trump’s economic strategy to cut American taxes, they’ve already had big corporate tax cuts there for around about 30 down to 20 per cent. Have they worked? TREASURER: Well, they’ve just come in and […]

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise

31 January 2018

DAVID KOCH: The Treasurer is in the US meeting with business leaders and tech companies. Scott Morrison joins me now from Silicon Valley in California, Treasurer thanks for joining us. Last month the US passed the most significant reform to their tax system in decades. They dropped their corporate tax rate from 35 per cent […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

25 January 2018

KIERAN GILBERT: Mr Morrison in relation to the TPP, The Australian reports modelling which suggests an increase of up to 1 per cent of GDP as a result of this, does that stack up, that sort of modelling do you think? TREASURER: Well I think it is consistent with the evidence over a long period […]

Joint Press Conference, Brisbane

24 January 2018

PRIME MINISTER: The announcement overnight that the Trans Pacific Partnership is going ahead is great news. It’s great news for jobs. More trade, more exports, means more Australian jobs. The momentum that we have built up here in Australia, that saw the largest annual jobs growth in our history – 403,000 jobs - is being […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, ABC RN

23 January 2018

FRAN KELLY: Treasurer, welcome back to breakfast. TREASURER: Great to be here Fran. KELLY: You're going to be trying for a second time to pass these tax cuts for our big businesses, Labor says the benefits will go to quote "millionaires and multinationals and everyone else will just get the middle finger". How will you […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

22 January 2018

ROSS GREENWOOD: Happy New Year to you Treasurer. TREASURER: You too Ross. GREENWOOD: This is a really interesting hearts and minds debate, because you can understand that a battler who is out there, who hasn't really seen a pay rise for two or three years, who is struggling with the cost of living, with electricity […]

Press conference, Sydney

21 January 2018

TREASURER: 2017 was a year of extraordinary jobs growth in Australia, over 400,000 jobs created in the year. More than 1000 jobs every, single day. That was the strongest calendar growth in jobs we have seen on record. That is great news for the hundreds of thousands of Australians, including young Australians, who are able […]