Transcripts

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

This transcript discusses Labor's tax proposal.

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 […]