Speeches

Address at the Boao Forum for Asia, Melbourne

8 December 2016

Thank you, everyone, for that very warm welcome. It's great to be with you today for the Boao Forum in Melbourne – my home city. I am delighted that we can host such an event here and I know that it is the third time that this event has been hosted here in Australia. Let […]

Industry Super Australia Conference, Parliament House

22 November 2016

Thank you, everyone, for that warm welcome — it’s wonderful to be with you for the Superannuation Opportunity Forum.  Today is an opportunity for reflection.  Superannuation, as most of you know, is a two-trillion dollar — and growing — industry. But even more important than that undoubtedly impressive figure is this: superannuation, in large part, […]

Address at the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) Conference 2016, Gold Coast

11 November 2016

Thank you for that warm welcome — it’s wonderful to be here on the Gold Coast for ASFA’s conference. Occasions like this conference are always an important networking and educational event at a professional level, but it should also be an opportunity to step back and recall the enormous significance of the work you all […]

Video message, Flexible Packaging & Label Manufacturers Association conference

10 November 2016

Hello to everyone gathered in Melbourne today for the Flexible Packaging and Label Manufacturers Association conference. Now while I couldn’t be there in person, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to say a few words, so I’ve packaged together my thoughts — if you’ll excuse the pun — and sent them to you in […]

CSRI Leadership Forum

12 October 2016

Thank you for that kind introduction — it’s lovely to be here for the Committee for Sustainable Retirement Incomes’ Leadership Forum. Here in this room we have thought-leaders from across industry and academia. Each of you has a different background and different experiences on which to draw. And you all bring different ideas to the […]

Address to the ACCI Business Leaders Summit

10 October 2016

Thank you everyone. It is a great pleasure to be here at ACCI’s second Business Leaders Summit, giving the opening address today. Today is the first day of the third sitting week of the 45th Parliament – a Parliament that the Government is determined will be a parliament of delivery. We have already seen significant […]

ARPC–OECD Global Terrorism Risk Insurance Conference

7 October 2016

Opening remarks On behalf of the Government of Australia, let me say how pleased I am to be able to participate in this important conference. With the first three global terrorism reinsurance conferences having been held in the Northern Hemisphere, it's really significant that the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation — in collaboration with the OECD […]

Video Message, ABA Financial Literacy Conference

6 October 2016

Hello and welcome, everyone, to the Australian Bankers Association Financial Literacy Conference for 2016. Although I'm not able to join you in person today, I wholeheartedly support the important work the ABA and the industry are doing on the financial literacy front. Empowering Australians to understand and engage in their financial wellbeing is of critical […]

Video Message, AFA National Adviser Conference

5 October 2016

Hello to everyone gathered in Canberra for the AFA’s National Adviser Conference. Unfortunately I can’t be with you in person today, but I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to share the Turnbull Government’s vision for financial services. As most of you would be aware, financial services is Australia’s largest sector. It accounts for about […]

Address at the Financial Services Council Leaders’ Summit 2016, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

21 July 2016

I'm particularly pleased to be here today to make my first speech since being sworn in as the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services in the Turnbull Government. Challenges Before I get into the specifics of my new role, and the Turnbull Government's program on financial services reforms, I want to talk about some of […]

Address to the Financial Services Council and BT Financial event, Parliament House

4 May 2016

It is wonderful to be here with you again, with your team, and I will join with you Sally in saying thank you to all of the very hard working Treasury officials who are here, who I think are barely standing at the moment because they have been putting a lot of work into a […]

Video message, AIST Conference of Major Super Funds

16 March 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to say the Government is committed to getting Australia's superannuation system right and we truly value your contribution to that process. In just a couple of decades since the introduction of compulsory superannuation, our super system has become far bigger and more complex than many at the time […]

Address to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, Melbourne

9 March 2016

I really appreciate that warm welcome and I am delighted to be here for ASFA's Melbourne briefing. There are CEOs, CFOs, directors and general managers here today. We have insurance and investment specialists; legal counsels and policy advisers. It is a remarkable mix and a reflection of the growing importance of superannuation — which, it […]

Address to the Insurance Council of Australia Annual Forum, Sydney

4 March 2016

Good morning. Thank you very much for that kind welcome and thank you for the welcome and the invitation to be here this morning. The Insurance Council of Australia has an important job as the leader, advocate, and educator in the general insurance industry. You are the ones bringing the voice and vision to an […]

Address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), Melbourne

26 February 2016

Thank you so much Professor Martin, for that very warm and generous introduction, and thank you very much to CEDA. I very much enjoy the opportunity to participate in your discussions and your deliberations. You are very much at the forefront of where great economic and social issues take central stage on the national Agenda. […]

Self Managed Super Fund Association Conference
video message

19 February 2016

Hello. I hope you are having an enjoyable conference in Adelaide. The SMSF Association – under Andrea Slattery’s leadership – does a wonderful job representing a sector with more than a million members. Some people are even calling this ‘the selfie revolution’. It’s amazing to reflect that less than 20 years ago there were just […]

Address at the Heads of Tax Roundtable lunch, Melbourne

16 February 2016

Introductory remarks It is great pleasure to be with you today – spread throughout various locations around Australia – to talk through some of the Australian Government's corporate tax work and priorities. As some of Australia's leading tax practitioners, you will have a deep interest in the integrity of our tax system. That we have […]

‘The importance of free enterprise, fairness and planning for the future’ – Address to the National Press Club Canberra

3 February 2016

Introductory remarks Thank you, Eliza. I am honoured, and privileged to be the second Liberal key note speaker for the ACT chapter of the Women in Media network here at the Press Club, following my good friend and colleague, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop. Let me start by congratulating Emma MacDonald […]