Speeches

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 […]