Speeches

Address to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) Conference, Adelaide

14 November 2018

Introduction Australia has a first-class superannuation system and ASFA has put on a first-class conference to match. Thank you for inviting me - it is an honour to be here. The Morrison Government is on your side, because of the values and beliefs we share with you. As you've probably heard the Prime Minister say, […]

Address to the Self-managed Independent Superannuation Funds Association, Melbourne

1 November 2018

Thank you for that introduction and thank you to the Self-managed Independent Superannuation Funds Association (SISFA) for hosting today's forum. The Association plays an influential role in speaking on behalf of self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) members and your voice is growing louder; the number of SMSFs and the value of SMSF assets are consistently increasing.  […]

Address to the Institute of Public Accountants’ National Congress, Sydney

1 November 2018

Thank you, it is great to be here. I am delighted to join you for the Institute of Public Accountants' National Congress. I join you not only as Assistant Treasurer but also as someone who founded and ran a successful small business prior to entering Parliament in November 2007. So, I know how difficult it […]

Address to the Financial Services Council Breakfast, Sydney

31 October 2018

Thank you for that introduction and thank you to the Financial Services Council for inviting me. As you know, there's a huge amount of activity occurring in Australia's financial services sector; the Royal Commission, drought support for our farmers, Open Banking, FinTech, Hammond reforms, credit reporting, a new external dispute resolution structure, the list goes […]

Address to the 10th Annual SuperRatings and Lonsec Day of Confrontation, Melbourne

30 October 2018

Thank you for that introduction, it's great to be with you. Your focus on transparency and engagement are what bring about improvement in our superannuation system, for the benefit of consumers. These are goals we support. Events like this are important in putting the cold hard facts on the table, encouraging debate and generating new […]

Address to the Alliance for a Fairer Retirement System, Sydney

30 October 2018

Thank you to the Alliance for a Fairer Retirement System for inviting me here today. I am honoured to join you for your inaugural summit. A fair retirement is a pursuit worthy of us all. The simple fact is that Australians are expected to live ten years longer than they were 50 years ago.1 This […]

Address to the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees Chairs’ Forum, Canberra

15 October 2018

Thank you to the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees for hosting today’s event. I appreciate the significance of the forum in bringing together the chairs — the custodians — of one of the most important sectors in the Australian economy. Superannuation is both an important part of the financial system and a pillar of Australia’s […]

‘The future of advice’, Address to Association of Financial Advisers National Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland

12 October 2018

Introduction It's great to speak at this year's AFA National Advisers Conference. It's wonderful to have so many financial advisers here supporting our local economy. As many have said since the conference opened on Wednesday, the financial advice industry is an important part of the wider Australian economy, generating $4.8 billion in revenue and employing […]