Transcripts

Interview with Miranda Devine, 2GB

29 December 2016

MIRANDA DEVINE: On Sunday new pension changes will kick into effect, January 1. Basically these are changes to the asset test but to listen to Labor and the unions and even One Nation, Malcolm Turnbull is stealing food from the mouths of little old ladies. Of course the scare campaign is utter rubbish. What is […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

20 December 2016

ROSS GREENWOOD: Treasurer, thanks for your time. Worsening forecasts, pessimistic about the Government's ability to close existing budget deficits, further pressure on the credit rating, that's what Standard & Poor's said today about your Budget update. Is this the wakeup call Australians need? TREASURER: Well, there's always a wakeup call, I think, with every set […]

Interview with Kim Landers, ABC AM

20 December 2016

KIM LANDERS: The Treasurer is Scott Morrison and he joins us from our Canberra studio. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Kim. LANDERS: What does this mid-year Budget update do for people who are worried about whether they're going to keep their job; if they'll ever get a pay rise or whether their kids might […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, ABC 7.30

20 December 2016

LEIGH SALES: And joining me now from Canberra is the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Thank you very much for joining us today. TREASURER: G'day, Leigh. SALES: Of the numbers that are projected over the next four years, life for many Australians is going to get harder isn't it? It's going to be harder to get a […]

Interview with Chris Smith, 2GB

20 December 2016

CHRIS SMITH: Treasurer, welcome, Merry Christmas. TREASURER: Merry Christmas to you and all your listeners. SMITH: It must be a Merry Christmas come early for you with the release that the credit rating remains intact but I must say it is by the hair of your chinny, chin, chin. TREASURER: I am not surprised at […]

Interview with Lisa Wilkinson, Channel 9, Today

20 December 2016

LISA WILKINSON: Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison joins me now. Treasurer, good morning to you. TREASURER: Good morning Lisa. It is not a very happy morning with these terrible events in Berlin. It is very, very saddening. WILKINSON: It is, we are continuing to update everyone with that news. At this stage we believe that nine […]

Doorstop Interview, Canberra

20 December 2016

QUESTION: Treasurer you mentioned in your interview with Kim Landers earlier about the importance of getting this tax cut passed for businesses up to $10 billion. Is the Government thinking of splitting it into a ten billion section and then trying to get the rest through later? TREASURER: The Government is putting its Enterprise Tax […]

Joint press conference, Canberra

20 December 2016

TREASURER: I'm pleased to be joined here today by my friend and colleague Mathias Cormann, the Finance Minister, to present the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook for this year and to run through the information. Many of you have already had the opportunity to look over the documents in the lockup. The Mid-Year Economic and […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

19 December 2016

TREASURER: Today we will be releasing the mid-year statement. In today’s statement you will see the Turnbull Government continuing on the job of delivery in this term of commitment, delivering on the election promises we took to the last election. Not only just delivering on those promises but delivering on the way in wich we […]

Joint press conference, Yatala

15 December 2016

BERT VAN MANEN (MEMBER FOR FORDE): Good morning and welcome to Swagman Motorhomes in the electorate of Forde. Firstly, thank you to Dave Suttor the CEO of Swagman Motorhomes for hosting us for this announcement today. The Swagman is just one of the many small businesses in the electorate of Forde that will benefit from […]

Doorstop Interview, Sydney

14 December 2016

[Start of audio] TREASURER: These are matters that the banks have to explain to their customers. As I’ve always said, they need to justify what they do in these areas and the Government’s already been taking action to ensure that they make these explanations very clear. The Coleman Committee, the House of Representatives Standing Committee […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

12 December 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray. HADLEY: Now, you’ve got the release of the mid-year Budget review next Monday. I won’t be here. Can we do it now? Just to get a flying start so I don’t have to read the papers on Tuesday. TREASURER: Still not finalised yet. As you know the […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

8 December 2016

KIERAN GILBERT: [Audio begins]…criticism from Labor about your big economic plan for the new year Treasurer, and that is, that it won’t have any impact for two decades for company tax cuts? TREASURER: The Labor Party just don’t know which way is up on this issue. Chris Bowen said reducing the corporate tax rate was […]

Interview with Kim Landers, ABC AM

8 December 2016

KIM LANDERS: The Treasurer is Scott Morrison and he joins me now. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Kim. LANDERS: Are we heading for a recession? TREASURER: No, that is not the sort of alarmist thing that people should be leaping to. The market economists have been making that point pretty clearly. There have been […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

7 December 2016

ROSS GREENWOOD: Thanks for your time Scott. TREASURER: G'day, good to be with you. GREENWOOD: Now, the Australian economy, as I say, four times since our last recession when it has gone backwards and on each one of those occasions there seems to have been a fairly clear reason as to why the economy has […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

7 December 2016

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer, thank you very much for your time. This number today was not what was expected. Can you tell me, what was your honest reaction when you saw -0.5? TREASURER: Well, you never like to see a negative figure on something like this and it was, I think, as the markets have said, […]

Press Conference, Canberra

7 December 2016

TREASURER: Good morning, I will make a statement and then we can get to Questions. Despite 25 years of consecutive annual economic growth, we can never take our growth for granted in this country, ever. This is the growth that supports our jobs, our incomes, our wages, the number of hours we can work, the […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

5 December 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray. HADLEY: So no break for you yet? TREASURER: No, we still have a lot to do between now and Christmas. We have got National Accounts out soon and then that’s followed up with the MYEFO statement – the mid-year statement – two weeks from today. HADLEY: You […]

Interview with Tom Connell, Sky News

2 December 2016

TOM CONNELL: We’re joined by the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, fresh from what was eventually a win for you yesterday on this backpacker tax. Can I ask you, yesterday morning you really put a line in the sand saying that you wouldn’t go lower than fifteen, did you know at the time that this deal with […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden, ABC AM

2 December 2016

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: I’m joined now by the Treasurer Scott Morrison, Treasurer Good Morning. TREASURER: Good morning Michael. BRISSENDEN: You’ve only just managed to save face on this backpacker tax thanks to the Greens. You’d have to concede it was a pretty messy end to the year wasn’t it? TREASURER: It was the achievement of 70 […]

Doorstop Interview, Canberra

2 December 2016

TREASURER: It has been a very productive meeting of the State and Territory Treasurers here today in Canberra and I want to thank them for their very engaged participation in the meeting today. We were able to progress a number of matters which will now be able to be considered at the COAG. The first […]

Press Conference, Canberra

30 November 2016

TREASURER: The Turnbull Government is getting on with the job. Of course the last six months more than $21 billion in Budget improvement measures have been passed and legislated through the Parliament. Indeed that figure will be achieved with the passage of the backpacker tax changes that were taken through the house yesterday. Our Budget […]

Press conference, Canberra

30 November 2016

TREASURER: Good afternoon, I just wanted to give you a quick update on the issue of the backpacker tax. The Government's position remains resolute at 15 per cent. This is the rate of tax for seasonal workers and this is the second occasion on which the Government has sought to put forward a compromise position […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

28 November 2016

RAY HADLEY: The Treasurer Scott Morrison is in our Canberra Studio. He had been invited to attend an Indigenous domestic violence event but he has honoured his commitment to us and he is in the studio right now. Treasurer, good morning to you. TREASURER: G’day Ray and thanks for mentioning that. It is a very […]

Press Conference, Canberra

28 November 2016

TREASURER: Well for the past several weeks the Labor Party have been playing childish games with a very serious issue which the Government has been committed to working to resolve and that is the issue of taxation of backpackers. The Labor Party’s objective here has just been to play wrecker. On one hand they come […]

Doorstop Interview, Sydney

25 November 2016

TREASURER: Thank you for coming down here to our beautiful Shire today. Today we've got our White Ribbon Walk Day here in the Shire which brings together our local school students and various community organisations, our local police, to walk together to support the very important cause of White Ribbon Day. It is an important […]

Joint Press Conference, Canberra

23 November 2016

TREASURER: We are very pleased that the superannuation measures to produce fairer and more flexible and sustainable superannuation have passed the Parliament. These measures will come into effect next year on 1 July, in the main, and this represents the most significant change, to protect the flexibility, ensure sustainability to superannuation, we have seen in […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, ABC 7:30

23 November 2016

LEIGH SALES: Well, the Government had a victory today with the passage of its superannuation reforms through the parliament. The changes will impose a $1.6 million cap on the amount of tax-free super savings a person can hold in retirement from next year and after-tax contributions will be capped at $100,000 per year. With me […]

Interview with Leon Byner, FIVEAA

23 November 2016

LEON BYNER: Good morning Treasurer. TREASURER: G’day Leon. BYNER: Now, the business of the backpacker tax is controversial and very important for SA. As you know the agriculturalists here in the harvest trail rely on backpacker labour. If you can’t get it through the Senate today that means there won’t be a backpacker tax, does […]

Interview with Andrew Bolt, Sky News

22 November 2016

ANDREW BOLT: Thanks for your time Treasurer. Your Budget is tipped to be $24 billion dollars deeper in the red over the next four years, is that in the ball park? TREASURER: MYFEO will come down on the 19th of December Andrew, as I explained today. At that point we’ll also have the September National […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

21 November 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer Scott Morrison has returned to work after gallbladder surgery and is in our Canberra studio. Treasurer good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray. HADLEY: Now let’s get rid of the important stuff before we get into the other important stuff. You and I have a common bond now. TREASURER: We do. HADLEY: We are […]

Doorstop Interview, Canberra

21 November 2016

TREASURER: Good to be back. It’s so nice to see you all. QUESTION: [inaudible] Chris Richardson’s forecast looks bleak? TREASURER: What the Deloitte report today, I think, highlights is something very important and that is that the revenue the Government receives is highly dependent on the wages that Australians are earning and the profits that […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden, ABC AM

21 November 2016

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Scott Morrison good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Michael. BRISSENDEN: Jobs and growth, as we remember, was the mantra you took to the election. Chris Richardson there says that wages and jobs look set to under shift the official forecasts and that the rate of growth that underpinned the Budget forecasts isn't happening. Is […]

Doorstop Interview, Canberra

9 November 2016

QUESTION: Introducing the super reforms on the day of the US election. Are you trying to avoid attention on them? TREASURER: No, not at all. What I am endeavouring to do is to ensure the Senate has the opportunity by introducing it this week to have their Senate Inquiry and to have that resolved in […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden, ABC AM

9 November 2016

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Michael. BRISSENDEN: We’ll get to the backpacker tax in a minute. Just on the U.S. election, your front bench colleague Christopher Pyne, I noticed late night, said he thinks Hillary Clinton will win and that would be the best outcome for Australia because she supports free trade. And […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

8 November 2016

DAVID SPEERS: Scott Morrison thanks very much for your time, now I appreciate Labor has changed their position quite a few times on superannuation but if we can just look at what they announced today, they are saying it would improve the Budget by $1.4 billion over the forward estimates, nearly $19 billion over the […]

Press conference, Canberra

8 November 2016

TREASURER: Good afternoon, tomorrow afternoon I will be introducing three bills, the Superannuation (Objective) Bill, the Fair and Sustainable Superannuation Bill and the Excess Transfer Balance Tax Bill relating to superannuation. We are doing that tomorrow afternoon. These Bills summarise the Government's changes to make superannuation fairer more sustainable and more flexible for all Australians. […]

Doorstop Interview, Sydney

31 October 2016

TREASURER: Bill Shorten’s weakness is on display again today. We’ve seen with the quite damning footage from the CFMEU, issuing threats and intimidation, not on a building site this time, but to the Labor Party itself. This just indicates again the weakness of the Labor Party in not standing up to the CFMEU, rolling over, […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

31 October 2016

HADLEY: Good morning Treasurer. TREASURER: G’day Ray. It’s good to be with you. HADLEY: It’s good to be with you. Now, I guess the story that everyone is waiting to hear from you, your former portfolio, the Government has proposed banning all asylum seekers who try to come here by boat even from ever setting […]

Interview with Alan Kohler, ‘Talking Finance’ podcast

29 October 2016

ALAN KOHLER: What do you see your main task as; balancing the budget or reducing unemployment, or jobs and growth as you put it in the budget? TREASURER: Well, none of these are mutually exclusive, I think. These are all the objectives we have to pursue in actually driving the economy forward. Ensuring there's the […]

Doorstop Interview, Sydney

28 October 2016

TREASURER: I am pleased to be here today, joining my ministerial colleagues, particularly Steven Ciobo the Trade Minister as we meet together with our New Zealand counterparts. Yesterday I had the opportunity to have a fairly lengthy meeting with Bill English who is one of the standout Finance Ministers in the world today and has […]

Interview with Leon Byner, FIVEAA

26 October 2016

TREASURER: Good to be back here Leon. LEON BYNER: Tell the people why you’re here. TREASURER: I’m here today, I’m sitting down with South Australian Businesses, South Australian Businesses that we want to give support to through a tax cut as part of our enterprise tax plan. Businesses with a turnover of up to $50 […]

Press Conference, Adelaide

26 October 2016

TREASURER: It's good to be back in South Australia. It's a great opportunity to come and speak to South Australian businesses about the challenges they're facing here in South Australia. The Turnbull Government is absolutely committed to seeing growth across our national economy and see the jobs and increase in real wages with that growth […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, ABC 7:30

24 October 2016

LEIGH SALES: Scott Morrison, thank you for joining us. TREASURER: Thanks, Leigh. SALES: If you want to make housing affordable, you either have to get prices to fall or you have to make people richer. Which is your goal? TREASURER: What we want to do is make sure that people can keep up with the […]

Doorstop Interview, Sydney

24 October 2016

QUESTION: You said this morning on Ray Hadley’s show that housing affordability’s not just a one-issue solution. Other than additional land releases by the states, what other policies are you thinking at this stage to progress this? TREASURER: Well, what I’ve done today is set out what our diagnosis of the problem is, particularly in […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

24 October 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Ray, good to be here. HADLEY: Good to have your company. What’s behind going to Queensland over the next few days? Is this part of an ongoing process where you’ll go to various capitals? TREASURER: We often take Cabinet meetings to other capitals. The Prime Minister’s actually […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast

20 October 2016

FRAN KELLY: Treasurer Scott Morrison is in our parliament house studios. Treasurer welcome back to breakfast. TREASURER: Good to be here Fran. KELLY: What has Treasury advised you in terms of the risk the triple-A credit rating? TREASURER: There’s no real change here Fran. It’s always been the issue that ratings agencies, and I stress […]

Doorstop Interview, Canberra

20 October 2016

QUESTION: [Inaudible] TREASURER: There is no change to these things in terms of what needs to be achieved here. All three credit rating agencies have affirmed Australia's triple-A credit rating since the election and of course S&P placed Australia on a negative watch which means over the next six to 12 months to two years […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

19 October 2016

DAVID SPEERS: With me now, Treasurer Scott Morrison. Thanks for very for joining me this afternoon. TREASURER: Hi David. SPEERS: So where does this leave your company tax plan? TREASURER: The bills are going to the Senate. This represents the plan we took to the election and Senator Xenophon has said what he actually said […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

17 October 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning to you. The Prime Minister writes in the Australian today about the threat posed to the whole country by unfettered union power. How significant is that threat? TREASURER: We have 113 CFMEU officials currently before the courts. In the last quarter we had some 50 per cent increased in the […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

11 October 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer good morning to you. TREASURER: G'day Ray. HADLEY: Nice to have you back. Did you have a good trip? TREASURER: Well, it was a very busy week both in Washington and New York. It was the meeting of all the various Finance Ministers from the various countries. I had a chance to […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

4 October 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray. HADLEY: Well, a bit husky there Treasurer. TREASURER: I was a lot huskier yesterday, I can assure you. It was just a fairy tale weekend. Obviously for the Sharks which is just tremendous but also for the Bulldogs down there in Melbourne as well. It was just […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

28 September 2016

KIERAN GILBERT: Treasurer, a lot to talk about including a reduction in the backpacker tax, I want to start with a criticism from an industry you know well, the tourism industry. They’re saying that you’re using it as a cash cow to fund the reduction in the backpacker tax, what do you say to your […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

28 September 2016

QUESTION: Treasurer on the backpacker tax Senators Lambie and Xenophon have raised concerns it makes Australia uncompetitive in comparison to other countries. Given that they are obviously on the crossbench and you need to get through the Parliament, do you need to listen to those concerns? TREASURER: Well the analysis which has been done on […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden, ABC AM

28 September 2016

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Joining me now here in Canberra is Treasurer Scott Morrison. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Michael. BRISSENDEN: So, what makes you confident that a backpacker won’t choose New Zealand over Australia where the tax is lower? TREASURER: Number one, it is Australia it is not New Zealand. I think Australia has a […]

Press Conference, Canberra

27 September 2016

TREASURER: Today I’m here to announce that during the course of the election, you’ll be aware that we undertook to review the taxation arrangements for working holiday makers, those on 417 and 462 visas in relation to the measure that was introduced in the 15/16 Budget, which treated those working holiday makers as non-residents for […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

27 September 2016

RAY HADLEY: You have been, and I say you, as a Cronulla supporter along with all the other Cronulla supporters through the worst of times. TREASURER: Yeah it’s a long way back from that cellar two years ago. To Shane Flanagan and Paul and all the boys, they’ve really put themselves in this position for […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

21 September 2016

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer, thank you very much for joining us. Let me start by asking you, you have been talking about this welfare reform issue for a long time yourself what needs to happen, in your view, to fix the system, particularly this problem identified, highlighted yesterday of people being trapped for even their whole […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

20 September 2016

RAY HADLEY: Superannuation – you knew it was coming. TREASURER: You’re very predictable. HADLEY: I love being predictable. I love it. TREASURER: We got it sorted, Ray. We got it sorted. HADLEY: Why didn’t you do what you did the last week before the election? You may have had an eight seat majority, 10 seats. […]

Press Conference, Sydney

19 September 2016

TREASURER: Good morning everyone. I am pleased today to release the seventh Statement on the Conduct of Monetary Policy as agreed to by myself as Treasurer and the new Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr Lowe who starts work today in that new role. The new memorandum of understanding updates the previous settings to take […]

Doorstop interview, Melbourne

16 September 2016

TREASURER: It’s good to be in Melbourne here today. It is wonderful to be the guest of the Australia-Israel Chamber and particularly today to have the opportunity to set out the second stage of this Staying the Course series that I have been presenting the first one being at Bloomberg, another one here today and […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

15 September 2016

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer Scott Morrison joins me now. Thank you very much for your time. TREASURER: Thanks David. SPEERS: So, the backbench is finally happy about this. The industry is too and that is great – that is an achievement but politicians do need to be held to account for what they have said. The […]

Press conference, Canberra

15 September 2016

TREASURER: I am pleased to be here with the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, my team mate in these endeavours when it comes to superannuation and today we demonstrate once again that the Turnbull Government is getting on with governing. Since the election, we have been working as a team to implement the budget […]

Joint Press Conference – Canberra

13 September 2016

PRIME MINISTER: We went to the election with a clear economic plan, to support continued strong economic growth and we've delivered that. Strong economic growth. A key element of our plan is restoring the budget to balance. We have a huge challenge to ensure that we do not load a mountain to ensure that we […]

Interview with Paul Murray

13 September 2016

PAUL MURRAY: Scott Morrison, the Treasurer of Australia. G'day mate, good to see you. TREASURER: G'day Paul. Good to see you. MURRAY: Ok, first things first congrats on $6 and a bit billion – that wasn't easy to do. TREASURER: No, it wasn't and it has been over a process of pretty much the last […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

12 September 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer G'day. TREASURER: G'day Ray. How are you? I'm a happy shark today mate. A very happy shark. HADLEY: I bet you weren't happy when Paul Gallen was ruled out? TREASURER: No, I wasn't and then when Wade Graham went off that really meant the boys had to step up. Matt Prior, he's […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

12 September 2016

QUESTION: Treasurer, what might a deal with the ALP actually look like? What would you as a Government be willing to give away in the Omnibus Bill? TREASURER: Well, one thing I don't do is I never engage in discussions and negotiations about these matters through the media. I just deal directly as do my […]

Interview with Paul Murray

8 September 2016

PAUL MURRAY: Treasurer G'day and thank you for dropping by my city apartment. TREASURER: I'm still puffing from that run mate. MURRAY: (laughs) This is it! I thank you very much for the honesty of that moment. You didn't want to hide it, nobody from your office is ringing saying "kill it off". That Thursday […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

8 September 2016

TREASURER: I am here today for what will be my final meeting with Governor Stevens and the leadership team here at the Reserve Bank. Each month it has been my great opportunity to do that and work through the various data and releases and take those insights from the bank. Obviously we had the National […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, ABC 7.30

7 September 2016

LEIGH SALES: The Government considers Sam Dastyari's scalp its own. I spoke to the Treasurer Scott Morrison in Sydney a short time ago about this and other stories in the news today, including the release of Australia's national accounts figures. Scott Morrison thank you for being with us. TREASURER: Thank you Leigh. SALES: As we've […]

Press Conference, Canberra

7 September 2016

TREASURER: Before I start can I just say publically after the final 110th meeting which the Reserve Bank Governor chaired yesterday – that is quite a record – I would like to pass on the thanks of the Australian Government to Glenn Stevens for the extraordinary work he has done as Governor of the Reserve […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA

7 September 2016

LEON BYNER: Let’s talk to Treasurer Scott Morrison. Scott, thanks for joining us today. TREASURER: Hi, Leon. BYNER: So how helpful is this data released by Treasury in the current climate of the debate we’re having? TREASURER: Well, it’s always helpful to have facts to inform debate and these facts show that of the total […]

Interview with Tom Connell, Sky News

7 September 2016

TOM CONNELL: Treasurer, thanks for your time this morning. The purpose of this, is it going to be updated regularly? Labor’s saying that they want to be able to have a click of a button and you can see who owns what. Is that the ultimate goal? TREASURER: Well, no, that was never the promise. […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

7 September 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning to you. TREASURER: G’day Ray. HADLEY: You indicated to me recently in one of our usual conversations that I and other people needed to be careful about overstating the amount of land held by Chinese interests, agricultural land that is. You obviously had some forewarning from what has been published […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

6 September 2016

DAVID SPEERS: Thank you for joining me this afternoon. I want to talk to you about your superannuation reforms and what you are doing to win over some of the critics on this but first I have got to ask you about Sam Dastyari. Bill Shorten says he is just a junior Senator, he has […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

6 September 2016

BEN FORDHAM: Mr Morrison good afternoon. TREASURER: G’day Ben. FORDHAM: I’d love to get your take. You’ve been around for a long time. 25 minutes, Shanghai Sam Dastyari. Did he win you over Treasurer? TREASURER: Shanghai Sam’s got to go. It’s than simple. The facts aren’t in dispute here. He’s confirmed them. He confessed to […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

5 September 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray. HADLEY: Now, I have been looking forward to this. You know how you just sometimes look forward to things. TREASURER: I know you look forward to seeing me every week. HADLEY: No, no, no, no, no – we had a disagreement and things just work out sometime […]

Press conference, Sydney

5 September 2016

TREASURER: Well today is a good day for consumers and particularly small businesses as well, in our Australian economy. Because today is the day that we are releasing our exposure draft on the changes to competition law reforms that came forward from the Harper Review exposure draft of that legislation. Ensuring good and effective competition […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

30 August 2016

TREASURER: Over to you. QUESTION: Good morning Treasurer. We have heard from Tony Burke this morning who has described the Government's approach with the Omnibus legislation, they have only just got a copy of it late last night, and didn't have time to actually debate it in their Caucus meeting and this is policy on […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

25 August 2016

BEN FORDHAM: Treasurer, good afternoon. TREASURER: G’day Ben. FORDHAM: Sounds like a pretty serious warning. TREASURER: Well, these are serious issues we have to contend with and they are not new, we’ve been saying this for some time. We’ve always been raising these issues and in the last parliament they pretty much fell on deaf […]

Bloomberg address Q&A, Sydney

25 August 2016

MODERATOR: You’ve given us a very frank assessment of the challenges that we face in trying to spur growth in Australia. And you’ve noted that it’s time for hard questions. That’s strikingly similar to Governor Glenn Stevens’ comment that it’s time for a hardnosed conversation about the need for reform. That conversation was tough enough […]

Joint doorstop interview with the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Perth

24 August 2016

TREASURER: It's a beautiful day here in Perth. It is wonderful to be here in WA again and following the Prime Minister's visit not that long ago and joined by Kelly O'Dwyer the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services. We have been here today consulting colleagues on a raft of issues that will be coming […]

Interview with Gary Adshead, 6PR

24 August 2016

GARY ADSHEAD: Good morning to you, Treasurer. TREASURER: G’day Gary. Good to be here in Perth. It’s a gorgeous day. ADSHEAD: It is. It is very pleasant. It’s a bit chilly for Perth but that’s alright we can deal with that. Just straight off, how close are we to our GST floor that the Premier […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

22 August 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. Nice to talk to you, you've ruled a line through these two Chinese bids for Ausgrid assets, is there any way that could satisfy you or is that it, that's finished, kaput? TREASURER: Well that transaction and the proposal that was put to us, that's now finished. Now the NSW […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

18 August 2016

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer thank you very much for your time. Can I start on the jobs figures, a very slightly improved employment rate but it is largely driven by a big increase in part-time work. There has been another fall in full-time employment. What do you think of these figures? Is this good news? TREASURER: […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA

18 August 2016

LEON BYNER: Thank you for coming in today. Why are you here? TREASURER: Well, I am meeting with some colleagues today. We have got a big legislative program coming into the Parliament. I am here consulting with my colleagues as we prepare that legislation. There are many aspects to that. I mean one the Prime […]

Press conference, Melbourne

17 August 2016

TREASURER: Good morning everyone. It is good to be here in Melbourne today. The Government welcomes the decision of Moody's to confirm Australia's triple-A stable credit rating. The Australian economy is resilient, it is strong but there is no doubt that there is more work to be done with the challenges that are ahead. These […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

15 August 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Ray. HADLEY: Now, the GST carve-up. I had a say about this during the introduction. The Prime Minister has indicated in Western Australia that maybe there needs to be a change – and you can correct me if I am wrong – I mean I know it […]

Interview with Leon Byner, AM, 5AA

12 August 2016

LEON BYNER: Treasurer, thanks for joining us this morning. TREASURER: G’day, Leon. BYNER: Now, I know that you are incumbent to some degree by national security issues but let’s see if we can at least kind of tease out… TREASURER: You can try, Leon. You can try. BYNER: Now, hang on, I am not going […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden, ABC AM

12 August 2016

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: I am joined live from our studio in Sydney by the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Michael. BRISSENDEN: So, without getting too detailed to start with what is the process for these decisions? How does the Foreign Investment Review Board and yourself make these decisions? TREASURER: Well, the Foreign […]

Press conference, Brisbane

11 August 2016

TREASURER: [Start of audio] ….a lease of Ausgrid received in the current form proposed to the Government. Let me be clear, the process here is that you have a preliminary decision that is what is required, the bidders are advised and they have a period of a week then to respond. So, this is the […]

Joint press conference with the Prime Minister, Sydney

10 August 2016

PRIME MINISTER: Good morning. Since the outage on the Census website last night, the Treasurer and I have had extensive discussions with our colleagues at the ABS and with the Australian Signal Directorate and indeed with IBM, the systems provider to the Bureau of Statistics for the Census. I want to assure Australians that the […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

8 August 2016

RAY HADLEY: The Treasurer was supposed to be with us not quite an hour ago but 50 minutes ago but he has been caught in Sydney’s horrendous traffic. TREASURER: From all of us who live in The Shire we are pretty used to it but today was a little worse than normal so apologies for […]

Interview with Peter Van Onselen & Paul Kelly, Sky News Australian Agenda

7 August 2016

PETER VAN ONSELEN: As mentioned off the top of the programme our guest is Scott Morrison and he joins us live in the studio, thanks for your company. TREASURER: Hi Peter. VAN ONSELEN: I mean what do you do about populism around the banks? Bill Shorten, he strikes me, is going to continue to win […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC 7.30

4 August 2016

SABRA LANE: The Treasurer Scott Morrison joined me in the studio this afternoon. Thanks for coming in. TREASURER: Thank you. SABRA LANE: Have the banks and Labor embarrassed the Government into taking action? TREASURER: No because we have been taking action on this matter now for some time. I mean, after we were elected in […]

Joint press conference with the Prime Minister, Sydney

4 August 2016

PRIME MINISTER: Good afternoon. I am here with the Treasurer to announce important economic reforms relating to the accountability of the banking industry. This week the Treasurer and I have called on the banks to pass on the full Reserve Bank interest rate cut. They have not done so. We have said that they must […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

4 August 2016

BEN FORDHAM: Treasurer, good afternoon. TREASURER: G'day Ben. I am actually in Sydney but anyway that's alright. FORDHAM: Sorry to do that to you. Although the weather in Sydney today looks a little bit like Canberra kind of weather. How are you doing? TREASURER: I am well thanks, Ben. FORDHAM: You have just held a […]

Interview with Tom Elliott, 3AW

4 August 2016

TOM ELLIOTT: Scott Morrison good afternoon. TREASURER: G'day Tom. ELLIOTT: Had the banks done the wrong thing here? TREASURER: Well we believe they should pass it on but if they choose not to do that well it is entirely reasonable that they would explain that and what we have announced today would enable them to […]

Press conference, Adelaide

3 August 2016

TREASURER: Well it's good to be here in Adelaide today and I have appreciated the opportunity for several meetings today, obviously starting with Rowan Ramsay the member for Grey. He and I met earlier today to discuss the issues in Wyalla where he was obviously just last night, and I appreciate him coming down to […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB Money

2 August 2016

ROSS GREENWOOD: Let's go and talk interest rates with the man who is at the helm of Australia's economy. That man is Scott Morrison the Federal Treasurer who is on the line. Many thanks for your call Scott, we appreciate it very much. TREASURER: Good to be with you, Ross. GREENWOOD: Just in regards to […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

2 August 2016

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer thanks for joining us this afternoon. What's your reaction to this new record low interest rate? TREASURER: It's a matter for the Reserve Bank taking it to that position of 1.5 per cent. They would be aware of all the same factors that their counterparts all round the world are. We're now […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

1 August 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer Scott Morrison joins me most Mondays. We are back in full swing now and he is with me in the studio again this morning. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray. HADLEY: Now, let’s just go through it for the benefit of my listeners; we had Cabinet meet, the Prime Minister make an […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

27 July 2016

KIERAN GILBERT: Mr Morrison is the Government open to these ideas of broadening the inquiry beyond just the Northern Territory? TREASURER: Well the Prime Minister has acted very swiftly on this matter and those terms of reference will be finalised over the period of time we have now. Cabinet will be meeting later this week […]

Interview with Jon Faine, ABC 774

27 July 2016

JON FAINE: Scott Morrison, good morning to you. TREASURER: Hi Jon, good to see you. FAINE: What lessons do you take then, from the near death experience of the federal election? TREASURER: Well first of all, we went to the Australian people with an economic plan and that was supported because we won the election. […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

26 July 2016

RAY HADLEY: I’m happy to say he is back in the studio. TREASURER: Well it is nice to be here in the studio Ray HADLEY: This is salubrious. TREASURER: Quite a different presence from the old one. HADLEY: Well I can tell you that we normally work in the other old one but when we […]

Interview with Eunice Yoon, CNBC

25 July 2016

TREASURER: It's very much the traditional British, stay calm and get it done, I think is what we're seeing. They're just working methodically through the issues, and they've got a very clear understanding of what the political message was out of the Brexit vote, but that now has to be worked through practically. A country […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, ABC 7.30

25 July 2016

SABRA LANE: The Treasurer Scott Morrison has just returned from a meeting of G20 Finance ministers in China. I spoke with him earlier. Treasurer, thanks for talking to 7.30. TREASURER: Thank you, Sabra. Good to be here. LANE: Woolworths has announced it’s cutting 500 jobs today. For those workers who will be looking for new […]

Interview with Greg Jennett, ABC 24

20 July 2016

TREASURER: The most recent information that has come through obviously is the report overnight from the IMF and there's a slight change to their expectations around world growth. Between now and the end of the year, I think that's the appropriate time over which you make any adjustments you would to your figures. As things […]

Interview with Barry Cassidy, ABC Insiders

8 May 2016

BARRIE CASSIDY: Now we'll go straight to Cronulla where we're joined this morning by the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Treasurer, good morning. Welcome. SCOTT MORRISON, TREASURER: Good morning, Barrie, and happy Mother's Day everybody. BARRIE CASSIDY: Now, you go into this election with a big lead on seats, courtesy of Tony Abbott, but the polls are […]

Doorstop interview, Emu Heights

7 May 2016

FIONA SCOTT: Well it’s great to be here today at Morgan’s and Zokoko Coffee and Chocolate here in Emu Plains, it’s wonderful to have such enterprising and innovative businesses here in Western Sydney like Dean and Michelle Morgan and their family.  This Budget has been fabulous for people in Western Sydney and our business growth, […]

Doorstop interview – North Lakes, QLD

6 May 2016

LUKE HOWARTH: Well ladies and gentleman, I'm Luke Howarth – Federal Member for Petrie. I want to welcome the Treasurer of Australia, the honourable Scott Morrison to the Petrie electorate. He's visited us many times here and I want to welcome him to Bowmaker Realty. Bowmaker Realty of course is a great local business - […]

Address to the Tax Institute, Sydney

5 May 2016

On Tuesday, I delivered not just another Budget but a national economic plan. The country doesn’t need just another budget, what the country needs is a national economic plan to support the Australian economy as we shape it and we move it, from the resources investment dominated boom that we had in our economy through […]

Interview with Jonsey & Amanda, WFSM

4 May 2016

AMANDA: High incomes earners and small businesses will be the biggest winners. Joining us now is the Treasurer himself, Scott Morrison, or ScoMo, as many of the media want to call him, ScoMo, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Amanda, nice to be with you, and you Jonesy. JONESY: Hello ScoMo, I like the fact that […]

Interview with Fitzy & Wippa, Nova

4 May 2016

FITZY: One man who didn't sleep much as well, when you're delivering the budget it's a big night and you've gotta get up early and do all these interviews; it is our Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Welcome to the show Scotty! TREASURER: G'Day guys, how you doing? WIPPA: Good Scotty. We first met in Gymea. TREASURER: […]

National Press Club Address and Q&A session

4 May 2016

National Press Club Address - Budget 2016 - Slides [PDF 3MB] TREASURER: Thank you very much Chris. It's always good to be here at the Press Club and be amongst so many good friends. It's wonderful to be here with so many of my colleagues here today. I want to thank them very much for […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

4 May 2016

RAY HADLEY: We go straight to Canberra and the Treasurer is online. Scott Morrison, good morning to you. TREASURER: G'day Ray, good to be with you. HADLEY: Well um, I think you've come out of this pretty good. How do you feel after reflection over night? TREASURER: Well the job I had to do last […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW

4 May 2016

NEIL MITCHELL: Treasurer good morning. TREASURER: Good Morning Neil. MITCHELL: Ok, I was told the price of going to the doctor is going up, your reaction to that – because of the Budget. TREASURER: Well I see no reason why people would say that Neil. MITCHELL: Cos you’ve frozen the fixed rebate. TREASURER: Well this […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden, ABC AM

4 May 2016

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: For more I'm joined by the Treasurer Scott Morrison. Treasurer welcome back to the program. TREASURER: Thanks Michael. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: This Budget could be described by some and has been described by some as cautious. Is this what Malcolm Turnbull had in mind when he promised economic leadership the country wasn't getting under […]

Interview with Leon Byner, AM, 5AA

4 May 2016

LEON BYNER: Treasurer Scott Morrison, good morning. TREASURER: G'day Leon. Sorry it's been a while since we've been on; been a bit busy. BYNER: Well I bet you have. First of all before I get to the Budget, got to talk quickly about Kidman, You don't realise I think how excited people were when you […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

3 May 2016

DAVID SPEERS: Now three years ago going into the last election the Coalition was talking a lot about Labor’s debt and deficit disaster, about the need to fix the Budget. Here we are before this coming election and you have tonight announced we are not going to get back to surplus during the next term […]

Interview with Louise Yaxley, PM, ABC

3 May 2016

LOUISE YAXLEY: Scott Morrison given today's Budget, where are we on the Budget emergency scale? TREASURER: What we're in the middle of is a transition of our economy from the mining investment boom to a more diversified stronger economy and tonight's Budget is a national economic plan to support that transition, to support jobs and […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, 7.30, ABC

3 May 2016

LEIGH SALES: With me now though, straight from the floor of the House is the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Thank you very much for racing straight up. TREASURER: Good evening, Leigh. SALES: When we look at the key economic data, inflation, growth, spending, the deficit, don't voters have to ask themselves, what has been the point […]

Interview with Mark Riley, Seven News

3 May 2016

MARK RILEY: Scott Morrison, thanks for joining us. TREASURER: Thanks Mark. RILEY: You say with this Budget that we're going to do what we can afford; so we can afford ten years of business tax cuts but none for people earning between $37,000 and $87,000. Why? TREASURER: Well, we are doing something for people in […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB

3 May 2016

ROSS GREENWOOD: Scott Morrison who was only just finishing delivering his maiden speech to Parliament, his maiden Budget speech, I should say, and he joins me now. Scott, many thanks. Just give for people who will never get the experience to do that, you stood up in our Parliament House, the House of Representatives, and […]

Interview with Catherine McGrath, SBS World News

3 May 2016

McGRATH: Treasurer, this is an election budget, but is slugging smokers and high-income earners the way to do it? TREASURER: It's not an election budget. It's not just another budget. It is a national economic plan for jobs and growth for a stronger new economy. Our economy is transitioning from the resources investment boom through […]

Interview with Hugh Riminton, Network Ten

3 May 2016

RIMINTON: Mr Morrison congratulations on your first budget. TREASURER: Thank-you Hugh. RIMINTON: Now for all the promises though of economic leadership, and that was what Malcolm Turnbull offered as the key reason topping Tony Abbott, the one big idea in this budget seems to be to cut taxes on small business, what are you going […]

Budget lock-up press conference

3 May 2016

TREASURER: Well first of all thank you all for joining us. Can I particularly acknowledge Mathias Cormann, Finance Minister. Mathias and I have been working steadfastly together on this now for many months as is the normal practice, and I'm pleased that he can join me here today, and it was good to have the […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House

3 May 2016

TREASURER: There are many important days in the Australian Parliament and this day is no different. This day is very important for Australia because what Australia needs at this very sensitive time in our economic transition is a national plan for jobs and growth that will reassure every Australian about the path we're on to […]

Doorstop interview, Queanbeyan

2 May 2016

TREASURER: Well it’s great to be here with Peter, it’s even greater to be here at Lintek with Carl and Renata, the shareholders of this incredibly innovative company, here in Queanbeyan. Lintek is a company with around $6 million dollar turnover, but importantly they want to be a company with a $10 million turnover. In […]

Interview with Laurie Oakes, Channel 9, Weekend Today

1 May 2016

LAURIE OAKES: Treasurer, welcome to the traditional pre-budget interview. TREASURER: Great to be here with you, Laurie. OAKES: There's a lot riding on this Budget. People say in fact the election result could ride on it. Are you nervous? TREASURER: What is riding on it is the successful transition of our economy from the mining […]

Press conference, Canberra

29 April 2016

TREASURER: I’m looking forward next week to bringing down a Budget which will be focused on growth and jobs. A stronger new economy that is going to provide a plan that Australians know the country needs to ensure we move from the mining investment boom to a more diversified, stronger, new economy. That is what […]

Joint press conference, Queanbeyan Police Station, Queanbeyan, New South Wales

27 April 2016

THE HON. DR PETER HENDY MP (MEMBER FOR EDEN-MONARO): As usual it is a great honour to have the federal Treasurer Scott Morrison here today to announce some very important news for the Police in New South Wales. We also have Russell Matheson who is the Member for Macarthur, we have Scott Weber who is […]

Interview with Geraldine Doogue, ABC RN Breakfast

26 April 2016

GERALDINE DOOGUE: Treasurer good morning and welcome to Breakfast. TREASURER: Good morning Geraldine. Good to be with you. DOOGUE: Could we go first to that interplay between negative gearing and capital gains tax. The Grattan Institute has found that these tax incentives combined cost the public purse $11.7 billion a year and it’s recommending some […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

26 April 2016

TREASURER: Well good morning. It’s a week away from the Budget.  The Budget has three important tasks - first one is to stick to our plan for growth and jobs. That is what is needed to support the Australian economy as we move from the investment phase of the mining boom to our more diversified […]

Doorstop interview, Penshurst, Sydney

24 April 2016

PRIME MINISTER: Well thank you very much. It is great to be here David and with Scott Morrison the Treasurer. The Mignacca family, Julian and Kim, are a great example of Australians who invest in order to get ahead. Julian and Kim bought an investment property in Cronulla which they rented out. They sold that […]

Joint doorstop interview, Wodonga, Victoria

22 April 2016

TREASURER: It's great to be here in Wodonga and it is great to be here supporting Sophie and I am very keen to ensure and to recommend that getting Sophie back into Parliament is the best thing that could happen for Indi, it is the best thing that could happen for regional Victoria. To have […]

Doorstop interview, The Australian Technology Park, Sydney

21 April 2016

PRIME MINISTER: Very good. Well now, cyber security. This cyber security strategy sets us up for a much more secure future online, which is absolutely critical to Australia continuing to enjoy the benefits of the 21st century economy. So this is a matter of national security. But it is also, as I said in my […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, 7.30, ABC

20 April 2016

SALES: Treasurer thank you for coming in. TREASURER: Thanks Leigh. SALES: Is it fair to say that the only reason the coalition has moved on this is because Labor forced your hand? TREASURER: Of course not. I mean, we initiated the ASIC capability review last July. Now at that time, the opposition was opposed to […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

20 April 2016

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer Scott Morrison joins me now. Thank you very much for your time. TREASURER: Thanks David. SPEERS: Now, you have called this a levy, $121 million to boost ASIC's funding and resources. One man's levy is often another man's tax. Is this Scott Morrison's first tax increase? TREASURER: The banks are paying to […]

Joint press conference, Parliament House, Canberra

20 April 2016

TREASURER: I'm pleased to be joined by the Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer today to make a series of announcements. The Australian banking and financial system touches every Australian every day, sometimes that is for the better and sometimes that is for the worse; sometimes it can be positive, sometimes, regretfully, it can be negative. The […]

Interview with Chris Kenny, Sky News Viewpoint

17 April 2016

CHRIS KENNY, PRESENTER: Treasurer Scott Morrison. Thanks for joining us, Scott. TREASURER: Thanks Chris. KENNY: Treasurer, look fascinating week we have all got ahead of us but especially for you with a Budget just two weeks away. We had the Moody’s rating agencies this week come out with a report about Australia’s budgetary situation and […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

15 April 2016

TREASURER: It's a very difficult day in Townsville today as you would just have learnt with the Employment Minister and Ewen Jones announcing the Government providing the federal entitlements guarantee to support the 700 or so workers affected by the decision and the outcome up there at Queensland Nickel. All our thoughts are with all […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

14 April 2016

TREASURER: Well, welcome everyone to the Shire, it’s great to be here in the Shire at Modular Walls with Nick Holden the investor and the proprietor of this fantastic business which employs around 35 people here and it is a growing business. This year it is on track to reach a turnover of $10 million, […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden, ABC AM

14 April 2016

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Michael. BRISSENDEN: As you heard the IMF said bold action is needed. Is what you're preparing for the budget going to be bold enough? TREASURER: What it will ensure is that we drive jobs and growth for a strong, new economy. That's what the budget is designed […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News Agenda

13 April 2016

DAVID SPEERS: Joining us now is Treasurer Scott Morrison, live from Sydney. A very good afternoon to you, Treasurer. Thank you for joining us. Can I just start on company tax? Today we've seen Bill Shorten back a public letter, an open letter from union leaders, academics and others saying now is not the time […]

Doorstop interview, Perth

12 April 2016

TREASURER: I am very pleased to see today's National Australia Bank monthly business survey and I will quote it to you, it says, "the NAB monthly business survey produced a strong result in March. A jump in both business conditions and confidence this month provides more assurance the Australian economy is weathering the global challenges […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

11 April 2016

TREASURER: The good news is Australia's economy continues to make its way, certainly conditions are tough around the world and later this week [inaudible] and others will be gathering in Washington and Kelly O'Dwyer will be representing me at that meeting because obviously as we prepare for the Budget this is where I need to […]

Doorstop interview, Melbourne

8 April 2016

TREASURER: What we know about Bill Shorten is he doesn’t respect royal commissions. He didn’t respect the Cole Royal Commission when he was a Minister because he abolished the Australian Building and Construction Commission which the Cole Royal Commission recommended. The Heydon Royal Commission says that the Australian Building and Construction Commission should be restored […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, ABC RN Breakfast

8 April 2016

FRAN KELLY: Scott Morrison. Thank you very much for joining us. TREASURER: G’day Fran, good to be here with you. KELLY: I thought I saw your face pale when I reminded you it was less than a month to the Budget. TREASURER: Not at all. KELLY: You are in the thick of it though – […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

7 April 2016

DAVID SPEERS: Good afternoon Treasurer, thank you for your time. So, what do you say calls for a Royal Commission into the Banking Sector? TREASURER: Well, it strikes me that Bill Shorten is engaging in a massive distraction campaign here. He seems to be unaware that there actually is a regulator, or cop on the […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

4 April 2016

HADLEY: Treasurer good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray, good to be with you. HADLEY: Good to be with you. COAG. The Premier and Chief Ministers rejected the Prime Minister’s proposal for them to levy their own income tax to pay for health and education. Do you see it as an embarrassing outcome as I’ve detailed this […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden, ABC AM

4 April 2016

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Michael. BRISSENDEN: Asking the states to levy their own taxes was never going to fly, was it? Why do it? TREASURER: The Prime Minister called the states and territories' bluff last Friday by putting forward that proposal. What was basically put out there was the opportunity for […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, ABC 7.30

31 March 2016

LEIGH SALES: Treasurer, thank you for joining us TREASURER: Thanks, Leigh. SALES: You're having dinner with the state treasurers tonight, presumably to soften them up for tomorrow. As concisely as you can, can you please tell us what exactly will you propose to them at COAG tomorrow? TREASURER: This is part of a new chapter, […]

Press conference, Sydney

30 March 2016

TREASURER: Morning everyone. The most significant challenge facing the Australian economy today is our transition from the investment phase of the mining boom to a new economy with strong growth, a more diversified economy that's tapped into the opportunities of the future. This is the single-mined focus of the Turnbull Government's economic plan and strategy. […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

29 March 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G'day Ray. HADLEY: Well, I think we have to go back in time to all the things that happened last Monday week. You were on my program of course before the announcement. You were on exactly the time you are on now, approaching half past the hour, half past […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

22 March 2016

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer, thank you very much for your time, I just want to start on this tax debate ahead of the Budget. You did warn a month ago that leaving bracket creep unchecked would be a drag on growth, in fact Treasury modelling was released showing the GDP would be .35 of a per […]

Press conference, Sydney

21 March 2016

TREASURER: It’s been great to be here to announce the release of our Backing Australian FinTech paper here today, and to particularly be back here at Stone and Chalk, who have been a tremendous innovator of bringing the whole FinTech sector together. I want to acknowledge all those that play a role in that, as […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

21 March 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G'day Ray, how are you? HADLEY: Good thank you! The latest Newspoll figures show the Government has a two-party preferred lead of 51 – 49 however the general satisfaction rating for the Prime Minister drops – a concern? TREASURER: Well, what it also shows is that the Prime Minister […]

Press conference, Canberra

18 March 2016

TREASURER: Good morning everyone. Well, for some months now we have been working with states and territories first consulting them last year to deal with the issue of critical infrastructure asset sales and the application of those arrangements for non-state owned enterprise investors. While things are continuing to occur up there in the Senate, in […]

Joint press conference, Parliament House, Canberra

16 March 2016

PRIME MINISTER: Well good day to you all. Now as you know our future prosperity depends on innovation, competition, productivity. That's how Australia is able to enjoy and seize the great opportunities of the 21st century. Now right at the heart of innovation is competition. I mean, they're linked, competitive firms, the more competitive firms […]

Interview, CNBC

15 March 2016

QUESTION: Thanks so much for chatting to us. Of course risk takers are growth makers – how is Australia going to be a risk taker to of course revive pre-crisis growth levels? TREASURER: Well, we are growing at 3 per cent real a year. This puts us ahead of all of the G7. It puts […]

Q&A, Australian Financial Review Business Summit, Melbourne

15 March 2016

QUESTION: Thank you, Treasurer. At the end – it was a great way to end it [your speech] – the need to reward the risk takers, so that they can become the growth makers. You've gone into, you've got a Budget which is in a pretty entrenched deficit – very hard to get out of. […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

14 March 2016

RAY HADLEY: The Treasurer Scott Morrison joins me every Monday. I think he is on the road on the way back to Canberra. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning. Yes I am just down near Lake George, pulled over to the side. HADLEY: Beautiful. TREASURER: Good to be with you. HADLEY: Ok, thank you. We […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

7 March 2016

RAY HADLEY: Good morning to you. TREASURER: G'day Ray. RAY HADLEY: Nice to talk to you. Look, I just want to deal firstly with an issue not part of what you deal with on a daily basis and that relates to the front page of the Australian. In fact the front page of every newspaper, […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden, ABC AM

3 March 2016

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Michael. BRISSENDEN: So can we assume from this that any changes to negative gearing are off the table for you now? TREASURER: Well, the Government continues to finalise its assessment of all things because what we do, is we don't rush out there like those opposite have […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

3 March 2016

TREASURER: The release by BIS Shrapnel, a very damming report into the impacts of Labor's negative gearing policy, I think bears out what the Government has been saying. It is going to hit growth, it is going to hit house prices, it's going to force rents up – some 70,000 people forced into rental stress […]

Press conference, Canberra

2 March 2016

TREASURER: Today's December quarter National Accounts show once again that Australia continues to successfully manage the transition from the largest resources investment boom in our history to broader-based growth and, in turn, secures Australia's economic future. In the face of global uncertainty and strong head winds, our economy continues to transition and grow. Real GDP […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

29 February 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G'day Ray. I'm glad you missed me. HADLEY: Are you out of witness protection? TREASURER: Oh, that's a bit cheap, mate. HADLEY: No, that was Dennis Shanahan. TREASURER: Last Monday, I was meeting with Treasury officials at 9 o'clock and we had a special Party Room meeting at 9.30 […]

Doorstop interview, Shanghai

29 February 2016

TREASURER: (audio begins)…part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda to assist Australian entrepreneurs enter into this market but also what we have announced today is teaming up with the New South Wales Government to team up with stone & Chalk which over the last six months has proved to be a remarkable success in […]

Interview on CNBC Shanghai

26 February 2016

PRESENTER: Earlier today we were speaking to Hank Paulson, who made some remarks saying there is increasing interest and scrutiny on China. How well do you think the leaders are managing this economy? TREASURER: This is a good opportunity for G20 to get a better understanding of the current issues here. The Australian economy has […]

First meeting of the FinTech Advisory Group, Parliament House, Canberra

24 February 2016

PRIME MINISTER: Well, Scott and Wyatt, Kelly, it’s great to be here, to have here our FinTech Advisory Group. Financial Services is one of the, and Christopher, the Minister, the Minister himself. It’s good that we are all here; we’re here to listen to you because we’ve put together an Innovation and Science Agenda which […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

23 February 2016

BEN FORDHAM: Let’s go right now to the Treasurer Scott Morrison who is on the line from Parliament House, Canberra. Scott Morrison, good afternoon. TREASURER: G’day Ben. FORDHAM: You’re not a popular man this afternoon. TREASURER: Well, the Treasurer is a hard job but there are a number of facts Ben I have to run […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW

19 February 2016

NEIL MITCHELL: In the studio with me, Scott Morrison, good morning. TREASURER: G’day Neil, how are you? MITCHELL: Can we shoot the bloody unicorn? Can we ban the unicorn today? TREASURER: I’m happy to use whatever language is going to help people. I am simply saying this, that in the past, people have tried to […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden, ABC AM

18 February 2016

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Treasurer Morrison, good morning. TREASURER: G'day Michael. BRISSENDEN: In the few months we've all been discussing this, the rhetoric has changed somewhat hasn't it? Tax reform will now be modest and roll out over many, many years. Why? TREASURER: The threshold question the Government had to finalise was a tax mix switch: that […]

Interview with Lisa Wilkinson, Today, Channel 9

18 February 2016

LISA WILKINSON: Good morning to you Treasurer. TREASURER: G’day Lisa. WILKINSON: Five months and we are yet to see any change in the way the economy has been handled just more mounting debt. Whatever happened to that budget emergency? TREASURER: What we have announced is of course the big innovation package last year. What we've […]

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise, Channel 7

18 February 2016

DAVID KOCH: Treasurer Scott Morrison joins us now. Treasurer, I was so excited about your press club lunch delivery yesterday. I tuned in but it was the same old, same old. Blame the states, cut back on the spending – nothing new at all. TREASURER: Well, David, the good news that I outlined yesterday which […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, ABC 7.30

17 February 2016

LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: And with me now from Canberra is the Treasurer, Scott Morrison. Thank you very much for your time, Treasurer. You're 5 months into the job as Treasurer; today in this major address what you offered was a walk through the state of the economy and the challenges ahead. Is it logical for […]

Doorstop interview, Logan, Queensland

16 February 2016

TREASURER: Well, it is great to be here with my good colleague Bert van Manen once again. Bert and I actually met here many, many years ago before he came into Parliament in 2007. So, it is great to be here at Kellie’s wonderful coffee shop and to be trained by Tegan and Brianne on […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

15 February 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, Scott Morrison, G'day. TREASURER: G'day Ray, from The Shire. I had to head back because of that shocking traffic on General Holmes Drive. HADLEY: Well, yeah, he was on his way to the studio, the Treasurer, and we got word that you were stuck in it and there is no apparent reason […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

8 February 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G'day Ray. HADLEY: Well, it's going to be the bulk of the interview today after what the Prime Minister said on Friday and said over the course of the weekend about the GST. We have been talking about the GST, and I know you haven't defined what you are […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

8 February 2016

QUESTION: Treasurer, you said to Ray Hadley just then that the intention with the GST was always to fund tax cuts – either company or personal. How does that square with the idea that the GST was supposed to be a states tax - raised by the states for the states? TREASURER: Everyone will have […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

1 February 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray, good to be with you. HADLEY: Good to be with you. Well, we start every week the same way. TREASURER: Yeah, good way to start the week. HADLEY: GST. One of the things I heard Kieran Gilbert comment on this morning on Sky News, and I think […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

1 February 2016

QUESTION: First up, are you disheartened by this morning's Newspoll which appears to show a majority of voters don't support an increase to the GST? TREASURER: It is important you do what is right for the country. I have had a bit of experience with this. I remember before the 2013 election turn backs actually […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

29 January 2016

TREASURER: It’s great to be here in my home city of Sydney and it’s always looking fabulous and to be joining with this very important conference today which is bringing asset managers and leaders from all around the world to focus on the real opportunities that are happening right here in this country. We have […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

25 January 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Ray. HADLEY: Well you seem to have to say the same thing every week. You said the same thing last Monday, you said it again on Sky News and they are making a hullabaloo out of it today to say that there will be no tax reform […]

Interview with Peter Van Onselen & Paul Kelly, Sky News Australian Agenda

24 January 2016

PETER VAN ONSELEN: As mentioned off the top of the program, our main guest today is the Treasurer Scott Morrison, thanks very much for going here. SCOTT MORRISON: G'day, gentlemen. PETER VAN ONSELEN: Can I start by, I guess, building off the second half of Paul's editorial there? How important is it to you and […]

Interview with David Koch, Channel Seven Sunrise

22 January 2016

DAVID KOCH: Federal treasurer Scott Morrison joins me now. Good morning to you. TREASURER: Good morning David. KOCH: It is a constant theme of mine - it annoys the hell out of me that everyone is so glass half empty at the moment when in fact things are actually pretty good. How sound is the […]

Interview with Kim Landers, ABC AM

22 January 2016

KIM LANDERS: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Kim. LANDERS: How is the global share market volatility and slowing Chinese economic growth affecting your decisions as you prepare that Budget? TREASURER: Well let’s talk about China first. We have 6.9 per cent growth in China. What is interesting about that is that is 50 per […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

21 January 2016

QUESTION: Minister there is a pretty ugly pre-selection battle brewing in NSW, does Craig Kelly have your support in his seat of Hughes? TREASURER: I said that pretty plainly yesterday in The Australian so I will refer you to those comments. What I am focused on though is the Australian economy and jobs in the […]

Bloomberg Trending Business

21 January 2016

RISHAAD SALAMAT: Treasurer Scott Morrison joins us exclusively from Canberra. Treasurer, thank you so much for joining us today. People should keep cool heads here, well is there a sense of panic do you think with China slowing down? TREASURER: No not in Australia because our relationship with China both economically and more broadly has […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, SKY News First Edition

18 January 2016

KIERAN GILBERT: Treasurer thanks so much for your time. As I say the ASX forecast to fall further, shudders right around the world on global markets. What do you think is going on here? TREASURER: Well it is still very early days and the analyst reports that are out and the commentary that is there […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

18 January 2016

RAY HADLEY: Treasurer Scott Morrison has been joining me every Monday since the Coalition won the 2013 election. Despite his huge work load he says he will continue to appear on the program in election year 2016. He is in the studio now. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: G’day Ray, nice to be back. HADLEY: Good […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW

18 January 2016

NEIL MITCHELL: Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Neil and happy new year to you and your listeners. MITCHELL: Thank you. Treasurer, oil $30 a barrel, Iran is talking today about releasing more. Should petrol prices drop further in Australia? TREASURER: I think all Australians would expect that if the global oil […]