Speeches

Video message to the Women, Super and Wealth Summit

27 April 2017

Hello to everyone gathered in Sydney for the Women, Super and Wealth Summit. Let me begin by congratulating the SMSF Association and the FSC for organising this event. Enabling women to save more for their own retirement is critically important for our country. So it’s great that so many of you — with your extensive […]

Video message to the ASIC annual forum

20 March 2017

Hello to everyone in Sydney. Welcome to the 2017 ASIC Annual Forum. Unfortunately I can’t be there with you in person. But I absolutely support the Forum’s focus on the future. It’s a prudent and sensible theme. There are new dimensions of ‘regtech’, big data and cyber security to explore. There are also significant consumer […]

Video message to the Tax Institute National Convention

17 March 2017

Hello to everyone gathered in Adelaide for the Tax Institute 2017 National Convention. I apologise that I can't be there with you in person. The Convention is one of the premiere events for tax professionals, and it looks like this year's event will present you with many challenging debates. One thing tax practitioners agree on […]

Address to the Minerals Council of Australia Biennial Tax Conference, Melbourne

9 March 2017

The mining industry in Australia is interwoven in our history, our folklore and our sense of who we are as a nation. Australians sing the words of our national anthem that tells the world evocatively of our bountiful land of "golden soil". Those words encapsulate an industry that has been built on optimism and hope […]

Address at the PwC Superannuation Breakfast

22 February 2017

Thank you very much Paul, and it’s a great pleasure to be here at PwC in your beautiful new building. I can see why you moved literally just across the road because you don’t get fabulous views like this in all of Melbourne so you’ve chosen a terrific place. And it’s great to be great […]

Address to the Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Association Conference, Melbourne

17 February 2017

It's a really great pleasure to be here at this conference in my home town of Melbourne. I'm particularly delighted that it is the biggest conference that I understand has been held with more than 1,700 participants. I think it's a great credit to the CEO, Andrea Slattery, who is now moving on, for the […]

Address to the Insurance Council of Australia Annual Forum

17 February 2017

Hello to everyone gathered in Sydney for the Insurance Council of Australia’s annual forum.  Unfortunately I can’t be there in person today. But I am pleased that so many of you could be. This is a forum where, year after year, you share your ideas, your vision and your expertise. And that is important, because […]

ASIC Financial Capability Parliamentary Breakfast, Parliament House

16 February 2017

Thank you so very much Nicole, and it is such a great pleasure to be here today amongst all of you. And I’d particularly like to thank Greg Medcraft for the fabulous job in putting on this tremendous breakfast, and also Paul Clitheroe for your wonderful management of the Australian Government Financial Literacy Board – […]

Address to the Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney

10 February 2017

Thank you, everyone, for that warm welcome. It is wonderful to be back at the Centre for Independent Studies — an institution that has, since its beginning, been a vital source of ideas and a strong voice for good public policy in Australia. It is also hard to believe how long it has been since […]

Citibank A50 Australian Economic Forum, Sydney Opera House

10 February 2017

One of the great drivers of the Australian economy is — and will continue to be — the financial services sector. It is the largest sector in Australia — accounting for around 10 per cent of our economy. It employs 417,000 people and impacts the lives of every Australian, from the moment they come into […]

Superannuation Chair Forum, Healesville

30 January 2017

It is a pleasure to be here today amongst such an honour roll of individuals who are the Chairs of superannuation funds that manage hundreds of billions of dollars in assets on behalf of the Australian people. Each of you has been entrusted to be the principle custodians of the deferred wages of working Australians […]