Speeches

Address to the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers

22 May 2019

Future of financial advice It is my great pleasure to speak at this year’s annual conference of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association. It's wonderful to have so many stockbrokers and financial advisers here that support our economy. I believe you are an exemplar of what the Prime Minister has described during the election as […]

Address to the Financial Services Council Life Insurance Conference

21 March 2019

Thank you for that introduction, it's great to be here. With the Royal Commission into Misconduct of the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Service Industry handing down its final report, and the Morrison Government providing our response, it's a pivotal year for your industry and open discussions at events like this are crucial. As you've heard […]

Address to the 5th OECD Global Forum on Value Added Tax, Melbourne Convention Centre

20 March 2019

Thank you. I’m delighted to be here at the 5th OECD Global Forum on Value Added Tax (VAT), or as we refer to it here in Australia, Goods and Services Tax (GST). I’m pleased to welcome you all to Australia and to the beautiful garden city of Melbourne. In particular, I would like to acknowledge […]

Address to the Tax Institute’s 34th National Convention, Hobart, Tasmania

15 March 2019

Thank you for that introduction and warm welcome. I'd like to thank The Tax Institute for the opportunity to speak to the Convention. The Convention is a great way to hear from presenters across the profession. I'm impressed by your commitment to educating tax professionals. But, most of all, I'm impressed - and continue to […]

Address to the ACCC Consumer Congress

14 March 2019

Good morning everyone. It is a pleasure to be here at the 2019 National Consumer Congress. I acknowledge the the amount of work and effort that has gone into organising this event and I thank the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for once again hosting this important event. I also acknowledge Rod Sims and […]

Address to the Insurance Council Conference – National Conference

27 February 2019

Good afternoon, it’s great to be here. This afternoon I’m going to speak about the Morrison Government’s vision for the industry, creating much needed certainty, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry and some other policy matters we are progressing with. Government’s vision In the wake of the Royal […]

Address to the Self-Managed Super Fund Association National Conference, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

22 February 2019

Good morning, it’s great to be with you. As at September 2018, Australia’s superannuation system had over 15 million members and around $2.8 trillion in assets under management. This equates to 147 per cent of GDP. Today, I’m going to give an overview of the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) sector, outline the Morrison Government’s vision […]

Address to the Superannuation Chair Forum
Yarra Valley

30 January 2019

Introduction Thank you for that introduction. It is a pleasure to be here today among superannuation and investment committee chairs and executives – individuals who are responsible for an integral part of Australia’s financial system. I am pleased to see the attendance at this forum, with a focus on developing capability within the industry for […]

Address to the Australasian Tax Teachers Association 31st annual conference, Duxton Hotel, 1 St Georges Terrace, Perth

16 January 2019

Good afternoon, it's great to be with you in the picturesque city of Perth on this traditional Perth summer afternoon. I'm pleased to be at your conference and talk about the Morrison Government's tax policies. Thank you Annette (Annette Morgan) for having me along. As you would've heard the Prime Minister say, if you have […]