Transcripts

Press conference, Melbourne

17 December 2015

MINISTER O’DWYER: The Australian taxpayer needs to be confident that multinational companies that operate in Australia pay tax in Australia, if they are making money in Australia. Today's report by the Australian Taxation Office includes details of around 1,500 large companies. The information includes the company’s name and ABN, its total income, taxable income, and […]

Interview with Michael McLaren, 2GB Drive

16 December 2015

MCLAREN: Kelly O'Dwyer, the Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer joins me on the phone. Kelly, great to have your company this afternoon. MINISTER O'DWYER: Great to be with you Michael. I'm so pleased my plane was able to land in Sydney. MCLAREN: Well you're lucky and you've just popped out at a time […]

Interview with Tony Jones, 3AW Mornings

16 December 2015

JONES: We are actually joined by the Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O’Dwyer. Good morning Minister. MINISTER O’DWYER: Good morning Tony. How are you? JONES: I’m very well. Thanks for joining us. MINISTER O’DWYER: Great pleasure. JONES: I thought we were going to miss you there for a while. MINISTER O’DWYER: We were actually calling your office […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive

8 December 2015

PATRICIA KARVELAS: Kelly O'Dwyer is the Assistant Treasurer and the Minister for Small Business. Hi Minister, welcome back to Drive. MINISTER O'DWYER: Great to be with you Patricia. KARVELAS: Now the Innovation Statement was generally pretty well received yesterday but then again, it came without the savings needed to actually fund it. Those will be […]

Interview with Chris Kenny, Sky News Viewpoint

6 December 2015

KENNY: We will cross now to Melbourne where the Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer joins us. Thanks for joining us Kelly. MINISTER O'DWYER: Great pleasure Chris. KENNY: Look I want to get to your portfolio matters in a moment but first up this defection or attempted defection so far of Ian Macfarlane to the Nationals, I […]

Interview with David “Macca” McCarthy and Dean Beck, Joy FM, Saturday Magazine

5 December 2015

DAVID “MACCA” MCCARTHY: Welcome Kelly. How are you? MINISTER O’DWYER: I’m very well how are you Macca? MACCA: Good. Welcome back, welcome back. MINISTER O’DWYER: Great to be back. MACCA: You’re looking very well with all the responsibilities you’ve got as a Minister, as a mum, Member for Higgins, you’re looking better than you did […]

Interview with John Stanley and Garry Linnell, Breakfast with John and Garry, 2UE

4 December 2015

GARRY LINNELL: Today the Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O’Dwyer, is announcing a crackdown on financial planners. I think this is long overdue. All new financial planners will be required to hold a university degree and all planners nation-wide will be required to sit a national competency exam. That would suggest that right now the qualifications for […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, First Edition, Sky News

25 November 2015

GILBERT: With me this morning the Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Small Business, Kelly O'Dwyer, to discuss some of the outcomes of this review. Kelly O'Dwyer thanks very much for your time. First of all, the effects test on small business, this has been pushed out to next year. Is the Government actually seriously considering […]

Interview with Jon Faine, ABC 774

18 November 2015

FAINE: Kelly O’Dwyer good morning to you. MINISTER O’DWYER: Good morning Jon. FAINE: A $5 million house in Hawthorn, what was wrong with the process by which the Chinese gentleman who bought it – by which he acquired it? MINISTER O’DWYER: He was one of seven people who are being forced to sell their properties […]

Interview with Ross Stevenson and John Burns, Breakfast with Ross and John, 3AW

18 November 2015

ROSS STEVENSON: Kelly O’Dwyer good morning to you. MINISTER O’DWYER: Good morning, how are you? STEVENSON: Good, caught by whom? MINISTER O’DWYER: By the Australian Taxation Office. You will know that the Government has strengthened our foreign investment framework. Under the previous Labor Government not one court enforcement activity took place. We were very unhappy […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, First Edition, Sky News

11 November 2015

GILBERT: I'm joined by the Small Business Minister and Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O'Dwyer, to turn our attention to tax and the debate. There are other options out there again this morning, the front of the Financial Review has one, The Australian with the other another. I want to look at both if we can. First […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive, ABC

9 November 2015

KARVELAS: Kelly O’Dwyer is the Assistant Treasurer and the Minister for Small Business. Minister welcome to RN Drive. MINISTER O'DWYER: Great pleasure to be with you Patricia. KARVELAS: Do you concede that the tax take might need to increase overall in any tax revamp? MINISTER O'DWYER: We’re not looking to increase taxes to chase ever […]

Interview with Greg Jennett, ABC News 24

6 November 2015

GREG JENNETT: The Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O’Dwyer, has also been joined in the tax conversation, she’s been speaking to political correspondent Greg Jennett. MINISTER O’DWYER: I think today unfortunately was a big and lost opportunity for a broader national debate about what we need to do to unshackle our economy. How we can grow our […]

Interview with Laura Jayes, Sky News Hour

6 November 2015

JAYES: Joining me now to discuss this is the Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O’Dwyer – of course she has her Small Business Minister hat on as well. Kelly O’Dwyer thanks so much for your time to join us from Canberra this afternoon. MINISTER O’DWYER: Great to be with you. JAYES: Can I first ask you about […]

Interview with Edwina Bartholomew, Sunrise, Melbourne

2 November 2015

EDWINA BARTHOLOMEW: It's a very good morning to Kelly O’Dwyer who is not only the Assistant Treasurer but also the Minister for Small Business, so you know how to make money and how to spend money. Tell us Kelly, why should people get out there and support small business? MINISTER O’DWYER: Because small business is […]

Doorstop interview, Melbourne

2 November 2015

MINISTER O’DWYER: I am here in the heart of Greville Street in Melbourne which is the shopping mecca of Australia to launch the national campaign for Shop Small. We are encouraging all Australians to get out there and support small business because when you back small business, small business backs you. The Government is backing […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA

2 November 2015

LEON BYNER: Let’s talk to the Small Business Minister this morning who has a real initiative going on getting you and I, when we shop, to go to a small and medium local business. Kelly thank you for joining us today, now tell me about this small business use your local shop initiative. What are […]

Doorstop interview, Melbourne

1 November 2015

MINISTER O’DWYER: It is wonderful to be here at the Glendi festival here in Oakleigh celebrating our wonderful multicultural Australia. Particularly here in Victoria there is such a wonderfully vibrant Greek community and I am just delighted to be the local federal member who is able to support all of these terrific community activities in […]

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, Today Show

30 October 2015

KARL STEFANOVIC: A pretty bad week for Bill Shorten, things have gone from bad to worse for him in the polls with the Labor leader plummeting to his lowest ever rating. Will the axe fall on him for the next election. When will that election be? Joining me is Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer and Shadow […]

Interview with Barrie Cassidy, ABC Insiders

25 October 2015

BARRIE CASSIDY: Now we'll go to our program guest, the Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Small Business, Kelly O'Dwyer, who joined the Prime Minister this week in announcing the Government's response to the Murray inquiry. It's been in the works for quite a while, but as you'll see, Malcolm Turnbull took ownership of the response. […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News, AM Agenda

21 October 2015

KIERAN GILBERT: With me now a new member of the Turnbull Cabinet Kelly O'Dwyer. Thanks for your time and congratulations. We haven't spoken to you since your promotion. MINISTER O'DWYER: Thank you. Great to be with you. GILBERT: Joe Hockey, how will his career be remembered in your view? MINISTER O'DWYER: I think he has […]

Interview with Greg Jennett, ABC, Capital Hill

20 October 2015

ABCGREG JENNETT: Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer is responsible for getting many of these changes passed into law, especially superannuation, and she joins us in the studio now. Minister, let's start talking about super choice. It's a big part of your announcement today. How many more people are likely to be freed from current constraints and […]

Press conference, Parliament House, Canberra

20 October 2015

PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, everyone. Thank you for being here for the announcement of the Government's response to the Financial System Inquiry. This is a very important step in continuing the assurance that Australia's financial services system – all our banks, insurance companies, superannuation, the whole system, the whole industry is safe and secure. It […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive, ABC

20 October 2015

KARVELAS: Kelly O’Dwyer is the Assistant Treasurer and the Minister for Small Business. Minister welcome and congratulations on all your appointments. MINISTER O’DWYER: Thank you very much Patricia, it’s lovely to be with you. KARVELAS: Now firstly to superannuation. You want to give people their choice of superfund in more situations. Is this really a […]

Interview with Justin Smith, 2UE

20 October 2015

JUSTIN SMITH: The Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer is on the line. Ms O’Dwyer thank you for your time.   MINISTER O’DWYER: Great pleasure, Justin. JUSTIN SMITH: I haven’t talked to you since you got your new job. MINISTER O’DWYER: No. JUSTIN SMITH: Are you enjoying it? MINISTER O’DWYER: I am indeed, it’s been a busy […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden, AM, ABC Radio National

19 October 2015

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Labor will today state its support for the Federal Government's new laws cracking down on multinational tax avoidance. Announced by former treasurer Joe Hockey in September, the changes include tougher penalties for around a thousand large companies that engage in tax avoidance and profit shifting. The Government is hoping to pass the changes […]

Interview with Alan Jones, 2GB

16 October 2015

JONES: Minister good morning. MINISTER O'DWYER: Good morning Alan, lovely to be with you. JONES: Congratulations on your appointment. MINISTER O'DWYER: Thank you. JONES: Can I just begin by reading you a letter because this occupied a lot of time on the programme yesterday, there were calls everywhere but it is summed up by F […]

Serious Financial Crime Taskforce launch, Parliament House, Canberra

14 October 2015

MINISTER O’DWYER Thank you, everyone for joining us here today. I am here today with the honourable Michael Keenan, the Minister for Justice, to launch the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce. We are joined by each representative agency and there are eight. In particular I would like to introduce Michael Cranston the Deputy Commissioner of Private […]

Doorstop interview, Sydney

8 October 2015

I am delighted to be in Sydney today here with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to talk about the issues that affect business, both big and small. I have today spoken about the Government direction in relation to small business policy and the need for us to be able to invest in our […]

Interview with Jon Faine, Mornings with Jon Faine, ABC 774 Melbourne

15 September 2015

FAINE: First up, the Member for Higgins. Kelly O'Dwyer has been in the Parliament long enough to be a Minister in many peoples' views however, until now she's been overlooked except for junior positions and is likely to be one of the big beneficiaries in particular of the change to Malcolm Turnbull as leader. Kelly […]

Interview with Linda Mottram, Mornings with Linda Mottram, 702 ABC Sydney

15 September 2015

MOTTRAM: Up now a member of the outer ministry who has been a supporter of Malcolm Turnbull is Victorian Liberal Kelly O'Dwyer. She's the Member for Higgins, formerly Peter Costello's seat of course. And until last night, well I guess still, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. Kelly joins me now. Good morning Kelly. O'DWYER: Good […]

Interview with David McCarthy, Tass Mousaferiades and Kirstie Marshall, Saturday Magazine, Joy FM

29 August 2015

MACCA: This is Sat Mag with Macca, Tass and Kirsty. It is my great pleasure to welcome the Federal Member for Higgins and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer? O'DWYER: Yes, that's right Macca. MACCA: Kelly. Kelly O'Dwyer welcome. Really great to have you here. Higgins is going to be a pretty hot battle – you've […]

Interview with Peter van Onselen, PVO NewsHouse, Sky

25 August 2015

VAN ONSELEN: Alright as promised on this day of market turmoil we are joined by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Kelly O'Dwyer, live from Melbourne. Thanks for your company. O'DWYER: Great pleasure Peter. VAN ONSELEN: We'll get to the market turmoil in a moment but political turmoil today's news poll an absolute shocker for […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive, ABC Radio National

20 August 2015

KARVELAS: Let's go straight to Parliament where it has been an intense day in Federal Politics. The Government has been focussing hard on the China Free Trade Agreement today while there are yet further leaks from within its own ranks. PRIME MINISTER: I am trying to educate the slow learners there. I'm reading the Department […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert and Nick Champion,
AM Agenda, Sky

20 August 2015

GILBERT: Good morning and welcome to the programme. As we've been reporting this morning the Victorian Liberal Party is investigating the disappearance of up to $2 million. With me here this morning to discuss these matters, Victorian Liberal MP, Member for Higgins Kelly O'Dwyer and also Labor frontbencher Nick Champion. First of all these reports […]

Interview with Hellen Dalley, The Dalley Edition, Sky

3 August 2015

DALLEY: The debacle over the Speaker's role and continuing revelations over Bronwyn Bishop's liberal use of taxpayer funds to pay for helicopters and limousines to carry her around, culminated in her finally resigning yesterday – after three weeks. The issue basically dominated the winter break and was threatening to cause mayhem if she continued in […]

Interview with Peter Van Onselen, PVO NewsHour, Sky

30 July 2015

VAN ONSELEN: Welcome to the program. We are talking politics now with Liberal Party frontbencher, Kelly O’Dwyer. She joins me live from Melbourne. Thanks very much for being there. O’DWYER: Pleasure Peter. VAN ONSELEN: Let me just ask you right off the top, we’ve seen the Speaker Bronwyn Bishop apologise both to Alan Jones on […]

Interview with Emma Alberici and Kate Ellis, Lateline, ABC

29 July 2015

ALBERICI: A short time ago I spoke to two women who are considered well-qualified to discuss the issue of quotas and Question Time. Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer in Melbourne and Shadow Minister for Education and Early Childhood Kate Ellis joined us from Adelaide. Ladies, welcome and congratulations, Kelly for baby Olivia, Kate […]

Interview with Rafael Epstein, Drive, 774 ABC Melbourne

28 July 2015

EPSTEIN: I mentioned the call nationally sparked in part by the ALP's adoption of 50 per cent of their preselected candidates within ten years. It's got the Liberal Party federally talking considerably. Kelly O'Dwyer is a Federal Liberal MP here in Melbourne – the seat of Higgins. She's also the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas and Andrew Leigh, RN Drive, ABC Radio National

28 July 2015

KARVELAS: Still on the issue of representation of women in politics, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Women, Michaelia Cash, says that setting quotas doesn’t work and could be detrimental but the push for action in the Coalition is growing now with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Kelly O’Dwyer, backing targets for women’s […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert and Jim Chalmers

24 July 2015

GILBERT: With me now are Kelly O'Dwyer and Jim Chalmers. Jim, it could be a difficult weekend for Bill Shorten. It's a must win this vote on the turnbacks. CHALMERS: It will be an important weekend for the Labor Party. Our national conference, unlike the Liberal Party's convention, is a serious conversation and a serious […]

Interview with Tim Webster, 2UE Mornings

3 July 2015

WEBSTER: Anecdotally, I have this every weekend when I talk to Dr Andrew Wilson from Domain, anecdotally people say "the Chines are buying up stuff like you wouldn't believe". The root cause of the problem is a pretty simple thing, interest rates are low; people are buying up property and that's it. So while ever […]

Interview with Tim Webster, 2UE Mornings, 2UE

3 July 2015

WEBSTER: Anecdotally, I have this every weekend when I talk to Dr Andrew Wilson from Domain, anecdotally people say “the Chinese are buying up stuff like you wouldn’t believe”. The root cause of the problem is a pretty simple thing, interest rates are low; people are buying up property and that’s it. So while ever […]

Media conference, Malvern Special Needs Playgroup

10 June 2015

KELLY O’DWYER: It is wonderful to be here at the Malvern Special Needs Playgroup and to welcome the very, very special guest we have with us today, Scott Morrison, who is the Minister responsible for Social Services. The Malvern Special Needs Playgroup is a particularly important organisation in our local community. It has been going […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden and Peter Ryan, ABC AM Program, 2CN

9 June 2015

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Investigations are underway into almost 200 cases where foreign investment rules on residential real estate may have been bent or breached. The widened probe into foreign investment comes a month after the Federal Government announced plans to crack down on rogue foreign investors amid concerns that speculators might be fuelling a dangerous property […]

Interview with Alan Jones, Breakfast Show, 2GB

14 May 2015

JONES: The budget has been very well received, people feel a sense of confidence that the Abbott Government has done a hell of a job in difficult circumstances, and now it’s clear that Bill Shorten is entering Ed Milliband territory. It isn’t all plain sailing nonetheless. Nothing, and I repeat nothing, I think I am […]

Interview with John Stanley and Garry Linnell, 2UE

8 May 2015

HOST: Tomorrow, around Sydney, a lot of the interest in the real estate market will be just how high prices can go. Each weekend we get quite extraordinary results coming out of the Sydney market which is absolutely boiling over. The issue for a lot of people is the extent to which foreign investment is […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, Money News, 2GB

4 May 2015

GREENWOOD: Kelly O’Dwyer, many thanks for your time. O’DWYER: Great to be with you again Ross. GREENWOOD: You and I have talked in the past, especially when your report was handed down, about the need for stricter penalties – not only for those people who do seek to buy properties illegally in Australia but also […]

Interview with Jon Faine, 774 ABC Melbourne

4 May 2015

FAINE: The aforementioned Kelly O’Dwyer is the member of Federal Parliament for the blue ribbon Liberal seat of Higgins, in Melbourne’s leafy inner-eastern suburbs. She’s also the Chair of the House of Representatives Economics Committee and held an inquiry into Australian foreign investment policy. Ms O’Dwyer good morning to you. O’DWYER: Good morning Jon, I’m […]

Interview with David Lipson, Sky News AM Agenda

30 April 2015

LIPSON: We are joined now by Liberal front bencher Kelly O’Dwyer, and Labor front bencher Jim Chalmers. Kelly O’Dwyer, first of all, Indonesia it seems – certainly the President – is unfazed by Australia’s response, even though it is unprecedented for us to withdraw an ambassador in this way. Should the Government have gone harder? […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive, Radio National

28 April 2015

KARVELAS: It’s our last monthly federal political panel before the Budget and we’re joined in our Melbourne studio now by Kelly O’Dwyer. She’s the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer and Kelly I believe that this is the last panel for you for a while before you take maternity leave. O’DWYER: Yes, that’s right Patricia, I’m […]

Interview with Steve Chase, ABC NewsRadio

23 April 2015

CHASE: Kelly O’Dwyer, has Labor stolen a march on the coalition with its new policy on taxing super? O’DWYER: Not at all. Look, it’s very interesting that whenever we see Labor contribute to this debate around tax and spending, they constantly and consistently put forward ideas that are going to increase new taxes. We very, […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, Drive, Radio National

21 April 2015

KARVELAS: Now the National Australia Bank has agreed in principle to lift a gag on former clients who lost money because of poor or fraudulent bank advice. NAB Chief Executive Andrew Thorburn made the pledge as he fronted a Senate Inquiry into financial advice in Canberra Today. The Bank has paid millions of dollars to […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert and Jim Chalmers MP, AM Agenda, Sky News

16 April 2015

GILBERT: With me on the programme this morning, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Kelly O’Dwyer and Parliamentary Secretary to the Opposition Leader Jim Chalmers. Good morning to you both.  First to you on this story, now there’s been a lot of talk on the issue of sovereign risk and so on but I want […]

Interview with Sally Cockburn, the Drive, 3AW

14 April 2015

COCKBURN: On the line is Kelly O’Dwyer the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, because she is the Member for Higgins of course, that’s in Stonington, and there is a special Anzac commemoration this coming Sunday. Hello Kelly. O’DWYER: Hi Sally, how are you? COCKBURN: Very, very well thank you, and loved you on Q&A the […]

Interview with Tony Jones, Q&A, ABC

6 April 2015

JONES: Good evening, and welcome to Q&A. I'm Tony Jones. Here to answer your questions tonight, rising Labor star Ed Husic; Greek singing legend and former European MP Nana Mouskouri; Guardian Australia columnist Van Badham; Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer; and editor of the Financial Review, Michael Stutchbury. Please welcome our panel. And, […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert and Jim Chalmers MP, AM Agenda, Sky News

2 April 2015

GILBERT: With me on the programme this morning, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Kelly O’Dwyer and Parliamentary Secretary to the Opposition Leader Jim Chalmers. Good morning to you both. Kelly, where is this debate at, how seriously should the Government be looking at this reining in particularly the part-pension for those of upwards of […]

Interview with Beverly O’Connor, The World, ABC News 24

1 April 2015

O’CONNOR: Figures out today suggest the Reserve Bank's decision to hold interest rates at record lows did not spur buyers on during the March quarter but markets in Melbourne and Sydney are still growing at worryingly strong levels. Foreign investment has been seen as one of the drivers of the domestic market, locking out domestic […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive, Radio National

31 March 2015

KARVELAS: I'm joined now from Canberra by the Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh and from Melbourne by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Kelly O'Dwyer. Welcome to you both. O'DWYER: Hi Patricia. LEIGH: G'day Patricia, g'day Kelly. KARVELAS: To the Treasurer's taxation discussion paper first: there's no prospect of an agreement on GST changes, but […]

Interview with Steve Chase, News Radio, Radio National

31 March 2015

CHASE:  Kelly O’Dwyer, tax reform is always hard at the best of times, it can be argued that the Government is not enjoying the best of times politically, so why take this on now? O’DWYER: Well, it’s important that we understand exactly what is going on with our tax system at the moment. We are […]

Interview with Deb Knight, Today, Channel Nine

29 March 2015

KNIGHT: Real estate records are set to be smashed right across the country today with the biggest day of auctions so far for the year. Sydney and Melbourne will see the most properties go under the hammer today – 1,100 properties are up for grabs in New South Wales, 1,500 in Victoria. The rest of […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive, Radio National

20 March 2015

KARVELAS: I have to start here because it is the topic that everyone’s talking about, Kelly O’Dwyer, your reflections on the death of former Liberal Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser. What will Mr Fraser be best remembered for? O’DWYER: Well, he is an iconic figure in our nation’s history but also in terms of our Liberal […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, AM Agenda, Sky

19 March 2015

GILBERT: Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer and Labor frontbencher Nick Champion. Good morning to you both. O’DWYER: Good Morning. GILBERT: Kelly, first to you on this report that I started the program with, apparently the Leadership Group of the Government discussed the implications of splitting the higher education bill three weeks ago and […]

Interview with Alyse Edwards, PM, 2CN

18 March 2015

EDWARDS: As part of the Government’s option paper, the proposed changes on the table, you are looking at changing at changing the foreign investment legislation, are you looking at changing in anyway the way foreign buyers come in to purchase existing dwellings? O’DWYER: We’re not looking to make any changes to the existing restrictions that […]

Interview with Helen Dalley, The Dalley Edition, Sky

16 March 2015

DALLEY: The release of the five year Intergenerational Report by the Treasurer was meant to start a conversation about issues around Australia’s growth and wealth, particularly as the population ages and we live longer, but it was somewhat overwhelmed firstly by the Treasurer being in court fighting Fairfax Media on defamation, then by Tony Abbott […]

Interview with David Lipson, Saturday Agenda, Sky

14 March 2015

LIPSON: G’day and welcome to Saturday Agenda. The Social Services Minister has proposed a political circuit breaker in the Government’s stalled attempts to pass changes to the pension that were announced in last year’s budget. Scott Morrison calls it a pension safety net overseen by an independent panel that would review the adequacy of the […]

Interview with Mitchell Dye, Mitchell’s Front Page, 94.7 The Pulse

10 March 2015

DYE: With me on the line now is Kelly O’Dwyer. Kelly good morning. O’DWYER: Good morning Mitch. DYE: Thank you so much for joining me this morning once again. O’DWYER: Great pleasure. DYE: Now we’ve had you on previously talking about this review into foreign investment. What’s happened since we last spoke? O’DWYER: Since we […]

Interview with Rafael Epstein and Anna Burke, Fight Club, ABC 774, Melbourne

5 March 2015

EPSTEIN: One day Brad Pitt will join us for this segment but he's busy today. Not busy though and willing to give up their time is Anna Burke former speaker, the ALP Member for the seat of Chisolm in Melbourne. Anna Burke Welcome. BURKE: It's very nice to be here… [inaudible] EPSTEIN: No indeed. Anna […]

Interview with Julia Baird, David Miles, Fran Kelly and Stephen Koukoulas, The Drum, ABC

5 March 2015

BAIRD: Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Kelly O’Dwyer, joins us. Welcome to The Drum. O’DWYER: It’s great to be with you Julia. BAIRD: Joe Hockey said some time ago that Australians would “fall off their chairs” reading this. Although there’s not much new in it. Did you fall off yours when you read the final […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, AM Agenda, Sky News

5 March 2015

GILBERT: This is AM Agenda. The Treasurer Joe Hockey will be introducing the five year Intergenerational Report a bit later. He will be releasing it at midday today publicly. A lock-up for the gallery journalist kicking off in a bit over an hour from now. The Treasurer this morning let the cameras in as he […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, Money News, 2GB Sydney

4 March 2015

GREENWOOD: We’ve got the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer and also as I told you was the Chair of the House of Representatives committee that inquired into the foreign ownership of the housing in Australia. It was Kelly O’Dwyer who told you here on this programme that the Foreign Investment Review Board had been asleep […]

Interview with Rafael Epstein, Drive, 774 ABC Melbourne

17 February 2015

EPSTEIN: As I mentioned, Kelly O’Dwyer is the Federal Liberal Member for the seat of Higgins here in Melbourne, she’s also the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. Kelly O’Dwyer, good afternoon. O’DWYER: Good afternoon Raf. EPSTEIN: There’s been lots of, I suppose, mea culpas from the Government about last year’s Budget, for different reasons, but […]

Interview with Tom Elliott, 3AW Drive

17 February 2015

ELLIOTT: Earlier on in the programme and in last Saturday’s Herald Sun, I spoke and wrote about the whole issue of pension entitlements. At the moment, in this country, if you are a couple you can live in a house with $2 or even $3 million, you can have a share portfolio worth between half […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive, Radio National

11 February 2015

HOCKEY: Following the excellent work by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. We will be saying more about the overall foreign investment regime in particular in relation to residential land and residential purchases in Australia. KARVELAS: That’s Treasurer Joe Hockey giving a gold star to Kelly O’Dwyer his Parliamentary Secretary who joins me now from […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, Money News, 2GB

5 February 2015

GREENWOOD: Clearly politics is very much in the news right now and the thing that we raised right at the beginning of the programme is: what happens if you can't fix the budget? We did also play a grab of the Prime Minister saying, well look, in the budget process, they don't want to really […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News AM Agenda

5 February 2015

GILBERT: I'm joined now by Liberal front bencher Kelly O'Dwyer in Melbourne. Kelly thanks very much for your time, a lot to talk about. First of all I want to get your reaction to the comments of Arthur Sinodinos yesterday. What did you make of them? O'DWYER: Well you know, hold the front page but […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive

27 January 2015

KARVELAS: Right, now I'm going to bring them in – Kelly O'Dwyer and Jim Chalmers welcome to the first RN drive for the year – you're like my first people. O'DWYER: Well, we feel very, very honoured Patricia KARVELAS: Look, I'm glad and Jim… CHALMERS: This might be the only thing that Kelly and I […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, AM Agenda, Sky News

22 January 2015

GILBERT: This is AM Agenda with me now the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer. Kelly, happy New Year it is the first time you have been on the programme, it's good to see you. I want to ask you O'DWYER: It's great to see you. GILBERT: About the difficulties the Government is facing […]